A space for people to compete and perform in a friendly and supportive environment. Medals and trophies are awarded to the winners of competitive classes and winners!
Worcester Competitive Arts Festival (WCAF) takes place at various venues in Worcester over several weekends in March. The festival is run entirely by volunteers and we are always in need of extra pairs of hands.
WCAF aims to give amateur performers and writers the opportunity to perform in a friendly and supportive environment. The festival is open to everyone, with competitive and non-competitive opportunities to perform for all ages and abilities (including adults) in music, drama, prose, poetry, writing and composition.Medals and trophies are awarded and winners may also be invited to perform at the festival concert.
We need volunteers to help run the festival on festival days and to help plan for it throughout the year. Even if it is just for a few hours throughout the year or for some of the days of the festival, we would welcome any support you can give. In return you will get to experience some of the fantastic talent from Worcester and beyond!
Opportunities for volunteering on festival days include:
’Front of house’ volunteers: Including welcoming competitors and spectators, selling programmes and merchandise, helping with car parking and refreshments, showing people where to go and helping ensure they are safe.
Stewards: Roles in each performance venue, assisting the professional adjudicators and helping with trophies, medals and certificates throughout the day.
’Backstage’ volunteers: Helping to get the venues ready and set up the performance rooms in advance, putting out signs, tidying away once finished, helping with sound and tech support where needed.
Opportunities for volunteering throughout the year include:
Individuals with an interest in any kind of music, drama, poetry, prose or writing: to help devise the syllabus and to contact and link with local teachers, schools & performers to encourage people to enter.
Publicity: Helping to prepare press releases, liaise with the media, support social media and update the WCAF website.
Advertising and sponsorship: Helping to sell a few adverts for the festival and apply for grants to provide us with much-needed revenue.
General Admin: Managing trophies and prizes, managing and updating the online entry system, liaising with entrants and teachers.