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Call for Volunteers

M:ST 9 Performative Art Biennial

Volunteer Dates: October 1 – October 7, 2018

Volunteer shifts will be scheduled mid-September.

M:ST 9 Performative Art Biennial takes place from September 7 to October 7, 2018, across Calgary, with a special three-day workshop taking place in Lethbridge. The Performance Week, when most of the festival’s headlining artists are scheduled to perform, takes place October 1 through October 7, 2018. This will be a busy time with lots to do, and we couldn’t do it at each festival without our amazing volunteers. If you are available at any time during this date range would like to assist, we would love to hear from you!

We need volunteers for during the festival to help with:

  • Assisting front of house (greeting, check-in, capacity tracking, etc.).
  • Preparing or sourcing artists’ materials.
  • Help with food and beverage.
  • Setting up for performances.
  • Taking down after performances.
  • Additional tasks as needed.

Qualifications for volunteering include:

  • An interest in, and knowledge of, contemporary performative art.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and effectively with other volunteer team members.
  • Able to communicate with a variety of individuals.
  • Experience working on events is an asset.
  • ProServe certification is an asset.

For more information about M:ST 9, head over to

If you are to volunteer, please send an email with M:STVolunteer in the subject line to

Please include the days/times that you may be available between October 1 to 7, 2018, as well as your preferred type of volunteer work if applicable.

M:ST’s main activity is the organization and presentation of a biennial performative art festival. The biennial is a collaborative endeavour between several Southern Alberta arts organizations. This collaborative structure allows M:ST to represent each organization’s mandate and audience while providing opportunities for cross-disciplinary and inter-organizational exchange. The result is a unique participatory context, where artists and audience experience contemporary performative work outside of more traditional festival or gallery models.