Volunteers Needed

We are seeking a team of wonderful volunteers to support a very special Open Weekend celebrating over 30 years of art production, exhibition, dance and performance at Chisenhale Art Place.

Many activities and events are planned to take place over the weekend and we are expecting it to be very busy with visitors.  We want to ensure everyone taking part has the best possible experience and volunteers play a key part within that.

Are you free to come and join us?

About the Open Weekend

Chisenhale Art Place Open Weekend will take place on 27-29th September.  The three days will be a celebration of Chisenhale Art Place’s history and role in the artistic development of London’s East End (and beyond!), and will also highlight the incredible work being produced, commissioned, exhibited and performed right now.  Many of the people who have contributed to our success over the years will be joining us that weekend for a unique programme of talks, events and open studios, in addition to on-going exhibitions, classes and activities.

Dates and Times

27th September 2013 6-9pm
28-29th September 12.00pm – 6.00pm

Volunteers Roles

1. Assist with directing the public around the building.
2. Interact with the visitors; help them engage with the various events and activities that will be going on.
3. Help us set up and take down any of the materials needed for the workshops or events.
4. Have fun!

The Weekend will be busy as it is open to the public but there will be plenty of opportunity for volunteers to engage with artists and staff. Volunteers must be over 18 years of age and should have an interest in art and/or undertaking study in relevant subject.

More details will be sent out to all volunteers and an informal briefing will be organised before the event.  We are able to pay a per diem to help cover travel and expenses.

Chisenhale Art Place is home to 40 artist’s studios and two arts organisations; Chisenhale Dance Space and Chisenhale Gallery.  The Open Weekend celebrates all activities but volunteers are primarily required for the larger studio area of the building.   More organisational information can be found on


If you are interested in volunteering that weekend please email yasmin@chisenhale.co.uk with your CV and tell us a little about yourself.  Could you also please state if you are available for the full weekend?

We will reply by the 13th of September 2013