Preparations for Beltane are beginning and Beltane Fire Society is looking for driven group organisers to help create our Festival. We want to know your ideas for a group – it could be the return of an old character or aspect of our story, something completely new, or a re-imagining of the old into the new.
We’re looking for those of you that can commit time, effort and creativity to shaping this year’s Beltane Fire Festival – to bring your plans for this event to the table, and help lead and guide others in celebrating. Your role will involve organising volunteers, developing your story and key moments with the rest of the Group Organisers and Court, making props and costumes, choreography, music or rhythms, and giving a body and voice to our event. In return, we can offer you a unique experience, learning new skills, meeting new people, and making a difference to others by helping them on their journey to celebrate the start of Summer.
The application form is at the bottom of this entry, along with some guidelines on filling it in, and an example. But don’t let the paperwork put you off – the questions are straightforward (the application form has been simplified for this year), and there are no tricks – we just want to know as much about you and your plans so that we can get a feel for how the Festival will fit together this year.
The deadline for applications is 7pm on Friday 1st February – applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be having an informal gathering from 3-5pm on Sunday 20th January at the White Horse (266 Canongate, Edinburgh) for anyone who is interested in organising and wants to ask questions, try out their ideas or needs help applying. The Blues, past Group Organisers, and Board Members will be there to help you along. You can see the event a register your attendance here on Facebook.
Looking forward to seeing your applications!
The application form is slightly different this year, so please ensure that you download and submit the new one rather than recycling last year’s!