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Crescent Arts Centre (only for volunteers from countries indicated)

Crescent Arts Centre (only for volunteers from countries indicated)

Belfast, United Kingdom

1 , Open

Project description

The Crescent is a vibrant community arts centre & cultural hub where everyone can experience the power of the arts & develop their creativity. We provide opportunities for people to meet, be inspired, experience & participate in a wide range of art forms & our offering is simple: each week we have a host of live events & offer a diverse learning programme. Please see below & our website for further information. The Volunteer will mainly be supporting the Marketing Officer but will also have an opportunity to experience many aspects of the functions required to run a busy & successful multi-disciplined arts centre including box office, front of house, programming, events & festivals & will benefit from a tailored programme that will aim to take account of the volunteers own skills & interests.


Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The volunteer will live in shared accommodation in South or East Belfast, along with Erasmus+ volunteers from other projects which are co-ordinated by Bryson. S/he will have their own bedroom and will share kitchen, living room & bathroom. The project is within walking distance of the volunteer accommodation. The volunteer will receive food money and volunteer allowance weekly.


Training during the project

The volunteer will receive induction & orientation training on arrival, both generic & specific to The Crescent. S/he will receive an organisational Induction plus training in relevant policies & procedures. There may be occasional opportunities to attend relevant external training. The Volunteer will be encouraged to enroll in one of our many classes & workshops each term which serves to further develop their skills & interests, enable them to learn as part of a community group & to evaluate classes. Volunteers will be registered onto the OLS system to support language learning.


Volunteer profile

The volunteer MUST be from one the countries listed - we are unable to consider volunteers from any other country. The volunteer should have a good level of English or be prepared to work hard to improve their language skills quickly, since the role will involve direct contact with the public, including face to face & telephone contact. The placement involves working alongside the Marketing Officer, but those with no experience can apply. The placement will be of most interest to someone who wishes to understand the running of a multi-disciplinary arts centre and is willing to work hard.


How to apply

Volunteers MUST be from one of the countries indicated. Email (& NOT the Crescent) with full CV & motivation letter which is SPECIFIC to the project, stating in the email & letter that you are applying for the Crescent Arts Centre placement.


Additional information

Sending Organisations have been identified: see list
The main activities of the Crescent Arts Centre include:
-A wide ranging Live events programme which includes live music, theatre, poetry, dance & comedy events
-An extensive programme of 200+ creative & learning courses & workshops for a wide range of ages & interests
-The Crescent runs two annual festivals: Belfast Book Festival & CityDance
-Has an extensive Outreach programme which engages with people of all ages, cultures, backgrounds & abilities
-Is a hub for a range of festivals and arts organisations. Translate

Participants with fewer opportunities

  • This organisation has a physical environment suitable for young people with physical, sensory or other disabilities (such as wheelchair access and similar.

Related links

This opportunity is offered in the frame of an Erasmus+ volunteering project and will be confirmed as soon as funding is approved.
For further information on the status of the project, please get in touch with the organisation.

Project dates

A total of 53 week(s) during the period 05/09/2019 to 04/09/2020

Project location


Looking for volunteers from

Germany, Spain, Austria, Italy, Portugal, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, France

Project topics

Application deadline

Application deadline: 29/05/2019