Cloud Cuckooland Volunteer Opportunities
Local festival needs your help,
Cloud Cuckoo Land is the community focused performing arts festival in the Clouds, held on August 3rd, 4th and 5th 2012, somewhere over Somerset’s Mendip hills. Small in size, collectively organised and ecologically conscious, the Clouds is an unrealistically idealistic state of mind, where everything is possible.
Job Opportunities: Your Festival Needs You!
Cloud Cuckoo Land 2012
“The community focused performing arts festival in the Clouds...”
Ahead of our 2012 festival, Cloud Cuckoo Land is delighted to announce the following
opportunities to join our growing collective of boundlessly creative thinkers and doers. Are you
living in Cloud Cuckoo Land?
Minister of Misinformation:
Cloud Cuckoo Land's Bureau of Propaganda is expanding! The festival is seeking a brand
new Minister of Misinformation, to help coordinate our growing guerrilla marketing initiatives
across Bristol's Stokes Croft, Hackney, Glastonbury and festival's including Sunrise Celebration and
the Secret Garden Party.
Primary duties will include ordering and distribution of flyers, posters and other
promotional materials, PR and Press responsibilities with hand-picked, non corporate media allies,
as well as significant scope to design and organise high profile, ideally subversive art installations
and 'flash mob' style publicity stunts within our primary communities of interest.
NB. Cloud Cuckoo Land's promotion strategy is almost exclusively peer to peer, and any
Minister will actively spread the love via social networks and physical, flyer in hand, word of mouth
promotion. This is a hands on, boundlessly creative role, with huge scope for expanded
involvement in our collaborative network of projects as our funding model develops in 2013 and
> Voluntary role, including min. 2 x complementary festival tickets and free festival bus from
> Small materials budget allocated, with potential for additional funding depending on ambition.
> Opportunities to coordinate initiatives at upcoming events including Sunrise Celebration and the
Secret Garden Party.
> Immediate start.
On Site Creative Director:
Create our mythical utopia in the Clouds! Cloud Cuckoo Land Festival is seeking a small
team of artists and eco builders to help transform Fernhill's operational eco farm into a community
focused performing arts festival, including multiple stages and opportunities for fully funded on
site art installations.
In particular, our On Site Creative Director will help design and coordinate these activities,
bringing a cohesion to designs across ten live music and performing arts spaces. Applicants should
be available to work on site from July 30th or 31st and will be primarily responsible for the
decoration of our booming main stage, which could also be described as a sheep shearing barn.
The festival's theme in 2012 is 'Rise of the Super Apes,' as we encourage participants to
recognise their nature, as well as their enormous creative potential, and 'be evolution.'
A significant budget will be allocated for building materials and décor, though the festival
would prefer extensive use of salvaged or second hand materials.
> Voluntary role, including festival tickets, transfers from Bristol and crew food.
> Recruitment and coordination of small crew of creative volunteers.
> Significant materials budget allocated.
> Immediate start.
Cloud Cuckoo Land seeks inspired traders to use our festival as a platform to generate funds
for your project and raise its profile! Does your social enterprise reinvest profits, develop recycled
materials or engage creatively to raise awareness of convergent crises? Does your model
demonstrate innovation, or do you inspire positive action?
Become one of 2012's hand-picked inspired traders, enjoying outstanding access to a
marketplace of approximately 1000 free thinking cultural creatives!
> Festival pitch within the 'Cloud of Unknowing' conference barn.
> Zero pitch fee, though voluntary donation to Koyaanisqatsi Trust desired depending on funds
> 2 x festival tickets, including vehicle pass.
Your community focused performing arts festival in the Clouds needs you! Join our newly
indigenous tribe of cultural revolutionaries and social evolutionaries, for up to one week of
empowering community building on Fernhill's beautiful operational eco farm on Somerset's
Mendip Hills, near Cheddar.
Opportunities abound for on site stewards, bar staff, kitchen porters, sign painters, site
office crew, eco builders and artists, with potential for rapidly expanded roles over the coming
> Min. 3 x 6 hour shifts over five days, between Thursday 2nd August and Monday 6th. Additional
opportunities for skilled or artistic site build volunteers available on request.
> Voluntary role, including free festival ticket, plus crew food and drink token for every shift
> Free festival bus ticket from Bristol.
> Fifty pounds deposit required.
Cloud Cuckoo Land is the community focused performing arts festival in the Clouds, held on
3rd, 4th and 5th August 2012. The festival is organised exclusively by volunteers and is not for profit,
with every penny donated to small, radically localised community building initiatives.
First described by Aristophanes, the Clouds is an unrealistically unrealistic state of being,
where everything is possible. Today, this re-imagined utopia is a collaborative network of people
and projects and an emerging community of interest, combining information and inspiration in
Through festival making and other fundraising initiatives, this model will ultimately provide
a flow of resources and energy sufficient to create and sustain a rural arts hub, or permanent
festival site and eco community. By reconnecting with ourselves, our world and each other, the
Clouds will become a creative biotope helping to heal the culturally dynamic regional hubs of
Stokes Croft, Hackney and Glastonbury.
Though opportunities will initially be on a 'for the love of it' only basis, this model is due to
expand in 2013, to include regular 'Super Ape' fundraisers in Bristol and Glastonbury and the
launch of an exciting new collaborative project called Building Man Festivals.
Scheduled for early May 2013, the Clouds Off Grid will become the UK's first Building Man,
gathering networks of experts, infrastructures and volunteers to combine over a full two week
programme; sharing skills and empowering action whilst developing a permanent site
infrastructure in the community interest.
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All enquiries, please contact:
> +44 7881 208581