Festival Coordinator (Journeys Festival International Leicester)

ArtReach is a creative producer based in Leicester, but with international profile and now recognised as part of Arts Council England’s national portfolio. Our annual cultural programme is wide ranging and since we established over 20 years’ ago, has featured some of the most spectacular large-scale carnival parades, major digital installations and pop-up theatre performances taking place on our streets and in open spaces for all to take part. Journeys Festival International (JFI) is one of ArtReach’s core cultural events and aims to share the experiences of sanctuary-seeing communities to a wider audience through great art and culture.

We are looking for a new part-time (2.5 days) Festival Coordinator to join our Leicester team and help us to develop the Festival and to profile the many exceptional artists we seek to support through this important work.

The Festival Coordinator will work alongside our Associate Producer and Executive Producer to deliver a 10-day multi-artform festival across 12 venues in Leicester City Centre working with artists from around the world. Journeys Festival International is proudly the UK’s first Festival of Sanctuary (accredited by City of Sanctuary). The Festival commissions and curates a programme of work that explores the refugee experience through artistic and creative encounters created by artists who have lived experience of forced migration, or who have explored the experiences of communities seeking sanctuary. It is a vibrant mix of performances and exhibitions, including: live music; visual, installation, film and digital arts; storytelling, poetry, discussions and workshops.

The festival will take place from 6th – 16th August 2020. The successful applicant will need to be available for the duration of the festival.

Closing date is 12 noon on Tuesday 31st March and interviews will be held in Leicester on Monday 6th April. The application pack is available from admin@artreach.biz

If you have any queries once you’ve read the application pack please e-mail admin@artreach.biz. Phone calls only if essential please.

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Contact Name

Lynn Simmonds 

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Start Date

16th March 2020

Closing Date

31st March 2020