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Get Involved

There are many ways you can get involved with b-side.

Whether you are looking for an opportunity to learn new skills, develop your creative practice, support b-side as an organisation or help out at an event for a few hours.

The woman invigilating, ‘lit up’ the work for us. It was really special to talk with her

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We don't have any opportunities to work on specific projects at the moment, but you can find out about other ways to support our work below or subscribe to our newsletter.

Friends of b-side

Become a Friend of b-side

Join a group of dedicated stewards and hosts, participants, venue-owners and artists who help to develop b-side’s work each year.

The group, which meets once a month, offers feedback on b-side’s activities, undertakes fundraising campaigns, builds connections between communities and artists, and gives input on future projects.

UPDATE - due to the ever-changing pandemic situation over the course of the last year, it's been tricky for us to continue with the Friends and Volunteers groups in the same way as we would normally do. We just need a bit more time to ensure the COVID situation has settled down. So if you have contacted us or would like to put yourself forward as a volunteer or Friend of b-side, please continue to do so and be reassured that we'll be in touch as soon as we can. The festival is still going ahead in September 2021 and we hope to have activity during and after the festival for you to get stuck into.  So if you've signed up but haven't heard back from us - we will be in touch. Thanks for your patience.


Take a look at this lovely little film about the Friends of b-side group, commissioned by The Arts Development Company.


Help make b-side brilliant

b-side is always in need of enthusiastic and committed volunteers. Roles range from working directly with artists and assisting with installation, to leading volunteer teams, greeting visitors and stewarding. Please send us your details and we will be in touch nearer to the event or Festival so we can find out more about each other.

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