We are looking for volunteers to help run the festival through a wide range of tasks related to the implementation of the festival:
06/07/18 – 08/07/18 – preparational works
08/07/18 - 11/07/18 – festival running related tasks (on optional field) - administration, cooking, clean-up, programme coordination, technical implementation, programme documentation (taking photo, videos, uploading them on our social media platforms and website), communication (text writing in English), running info-points
11/07/20 -13/07/20 - afterworks.
Every volunteer is working 6 hours/day at the festival, the time remaining is free for visiting programmes, etc.
Unterkunft und Verpflegung
Volunteers live in tents during the festival, volunteers are asked to bring their own tent. We provide 3 meals/day for our volunteers (breakfast, dinner, lunch - hot meal). We provide all equipment needed to fulfill your tasks, with few exceptions (e.g. if you would like to work as a photographer volunteer, you should bring your own devices).
Meals: Vegetarian option is available/every meal.
Lage und Freizeit
All this around the picturesque Lake Bánk, a one-hour car ride or half-day bike trip away from Budapest. Bánk is a tiny village in Nógrád County with its not-so-tiny Lake Bánk in the middle. It has everything a tiny village built around a lake could need: a small store, a tobacco shop, a pizza place, a pub, some hotels, motels and a lakeshore eatery. Plus the extremely friendly locals. Bánkitó Festival has been in town for 12 years, mostly around the Lakeshore and the Camp, though throughout the years, we ventured out to settle around the Reeds and the Meadow. Besides the lake, the small wooden cabins and the venues hiding around small clearings throughout the enclosing forest make Bánkitó the festival it is. In the neighborhood, there are many options for small excursions or even to visit Budapest before or after the festival.
Wer organisiert das Projekt?
Bánkitó is Hungary’s biggest independent, socially conscious, cultural and community festival with a wide range of programmes throughout its four days in the summer from music through theatre to contemporary art. The 4-day long festival is located in the countryside and hosts 8000 visitors each year. It offers concerts, theater performances, exhibitions, civil initiatives, workshops, and round-table discussions about social justice issues, human rights, and the experiences and cultures of minorities. Next year, Bánkitó will take place for the 10th time in Bánk, a small Hungarian village 60kms away from Budapest. The programme of the festival is always organized around a common theme. In 2020, the topic will be Hungarotherapy. Our aim is to get together as a community, listen to sweet tunes, watch inspiring theatre, see exciting movies and alongside all of that, really knuckle down on what it means to be part of our nation - or of any nation, community or group of people, where you alone are not entirely in control of the narrative being told about the collective you’re grouped with. The collective that, perhaps, if it were more on your terms - you’d be happy to identify with! We want to examine how we can sort through and reclaim the history, the stereotypes, and the symbols that have often been used as political tools for aims we might not be as close to. Which isn’t as simple as examining our old red-white and greens. We want to bring back the stories that shaped us, and we want to be able to share them as our own.
Please send us a motivation letter focusing on why you would choose to work on the festival, and in which position of the listed above, what kind of related skills or previous experiences you have had at the chosen field. You do not need any special skills to volunteer at the festival. Please include in your motivation letter what fields you would like to work on during the festival, but you should know, that your final position will be decided by our volunteer coordinator. We place a huge emphasis on finding every volunteer the personally most fulfilling task :) We will provide a practical info sheet for our international volunteers containing all transport & venue information, etc.