Two women with their backs to us sit on a bench at the back of rows of benches watching Future Cargo by Requardt and Rosenberg.

Get Involved

Volunteer opportunities, Sharings of new work, internships, workshops and job opportunities:

Keep watching this page for new ways you can get involved with 101 Outdoor Arts.

Volunteering

Volunteer Performers

Some of our resident companies involve volunteer performers in their outdoor events.

This can be a fantastic chance to work alongside national and international outdoor arts companies and gain an insight into how they create work.

Whether you're an experienced performer or artist, a student, or just an interested individual, please drop us a line if you'd like us to keep your details on record to tell you about opportunities that arise. Or follow us on social media to hear more.

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Stewarding for Events

We really value volunteers who can help steward our outdoor events and work alongside our professional team.

This is a fantastic way to see international companies close up, and be a part of something amazing in your local community. Stewards can find themselves looking after audience safety at a fire installation, or helping audiences navigate events in the town centre - it's sociable, and volunteers enjoy the buzz and camaraderie of being part of an event team.

Do drop us a line if you'd to be involved and we can keep your details on record until opportunities come up.

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Sharings

Sharings of New Work

Sharings are a chance for members of the local community and industry professionals to watch performances of new work currently being developed during artist residencies.

They are often the first time a show is performed in front of an audience and can be really helpful for artists to see what works and what doesn't work for a live audience. It's also a great opportunity to come and see a performance for free!

Upcoming Sharings

Workshops

The Ripple Effect Workshop (Free)

20 Mar, 6.30-8.30pm
SEEDBED 2024 artist Red Herring Productions is looking for a group of volunteers to help design their new interactive outdoor show called The Ripple Effect. During this workshop we will test out a series of playful, creative exercises - these will involve movement, puppetry, sound & rhythm and may involve listening on headsets.

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Lantern Making Workshops

Running since 2011, our annual Festival of Light is a magical community lantern procession through Newbury, marking the festive season.

There are usually lantern making workshops before the event where you can make your own lantern to carry in the procession. Check our outdoor event page in November for dates and times.

Outdoor Events

"From a volunteer’s perspective you felt unified with the company at the end because we actually danced with them – we came together as a full company. The audience wouldn’t have known whether we were volunteers or part of the company, we were all dressed in white suits."

Debbie Camp, Volunteer Performer with L.G Bisteki

People wearing white holding long poles with floating white woodland birds on top.
Volunteers setting up in the woods, wearing gloves, pushing a pole into the ground.

Job Opportunities

There are currently no job opportunities at 101.


Internships

From time to time we accept internships and work experience at 101. Intern roles have involved: working with our lead artist in the workshop, supporting the technician, developing an understanding of producing and programming, and occasionally shadowing and assisting artists in the rehearsal spaces.

A volunteer steward talking to cyclists taking part in Rider Spoke
Volunteers setting up an event in a large green field with lots of metal poles staked into the ground at even intervals
A woman making the frame of a giant puppet's head in the fabrication workshop using willow. The puppet has giant blue eyes in a metal casing.