GDIF 2019 | London’s free, annual outdoor performing arts festival | 21 June – 6 July 2019

Jobs & Opportunities

Come and join the team!

Production Placements

We are seeking two Production Placements to assist the festival team in the delivery of MO and the Red Ribbon, which will be performed as part of GDIF on Saturday the 29 June 2019 by French company L’Homme Debout in the heart of Bow along Roman Road.

The production placements will be a key part of the delivery team, helping to make MO and the Red Ribbon a memorable experience.

Download more information about the role and details on how to apply.

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Unpaid roles

Volunteer at GDIF

In the run up to Greenwich+Docklands International Festival in 2019 we’ll also be recruiting volunteers to help run the Festival. Want to be involved? Check out our volunteer opportunities page.


At GDIF 2019, we’ll be presenting the UK première of MO and the Red Ribbon, from renowned French street theatre company, L’Homme Debout. This spectacular processional piece will follow a giant puppet down Roman Road in Bow on 29 June in a moving and celebratory exploration of a child’s experience of migration.

We’re looking for people to be part of this amazing production, with roles including assistance with:

  • Lighting
  • Sound
  • Pyrotechnics
  • Puppet management
  • Guiding audiences through the processional route

No previous experience is necessary, just enthusiasm and a willingness to get stuck in!

You need to be available for a rehearsal on the evening of Friday 28 June and be able to arrive on site by 7pm on Saturday 29 June.

Interested? Get in touch with Elizabeth on to sign up.

Bow photography project

Are you a young person living in Bow with an interest in photography? If so, this project is for you. As part of Compagnie L’Homme Debout’s MO and the Red Ribbon, we’re recruiting young photographers to be part of a local project focusing on community and place in Bow East and Bow West. This is a great opportunity to learn about the art of photography, and the resulting photos will be displayed in an exhibition and you’ll also be part of a special preview event.

Download more information about the project and details on how to get involved.

You’re an artist and would like to perform at one of our events:


Most of our conversations with artists evolve over a long period of time and there isn’t a formal application process for presenting your work at GDIF or being commissioned as part of the Festival. However, we collaborate with a variety of national partners on some projects which offer commissioning opportunities via open call, including:

Stomping Ground
In 2018 we are partnering with The Place to offer a £10,000 Stomping Ground commission for a new dance show for outdoor spaces. Applications for this commission have now closed but check back in late summer/autumn 2018 for an update on future Stomping Ground commissioning opportunities for 2019.

Without Walls
GDIF is a founder member of Without Walls, a consortium of the country’s leading outdoor arts and performance festivals dedicated to raising the profile of the UK outdoor arts sector on the international stage. Since 2007, Without Walls has commissioned and supported more than 100 new outdoor projects, and the consortium continues to offer annual commissioning opportunities.
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