GDIF 2024 | London’s free, annual outdoor performing arts festival 23 August-8 September 2024

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Chair of the Board of Trustees

Deadline extended until 15 April

FESTIVAL.ORG are looking for someone who recognises the power of free, publicly sited theatre and arts, to join us and lead our board through its next phase of development. This is an exciting opportunity to join us at a time when we will be celebrating past achievements whilst reflecting on our future: in 2025 GDIF will celebrate its 30th birthday, a major milestone for any festival.

Find out more about this exciting voluntary opportunity and how to apply by downloading the recruitment pack below.

Download Chair of the Board Recruitment Pack→
Download Chair of the Board Plain text and large print recruitment pack→
Download Chair of the Board Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form→


Volunteers are the heart, spirit and face of GDIF each year. To find out more about how you can get involved with volunteering, visit our volunteer opportunities page.

Volunteer Photographers

If you’re a photographer and want to photograph GDIF 2023 events email Shaun at [email protected].


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 – discover more below.

Stomping Ground
Stomping Ground is a commissioning group comprised of The Place, FESTIVAL.ORG,  DanceXchange, and Glasgow Tramway.  We are interested in supporting compelling ideas that are visually striking and engage across a broad audience base.  The commission is built towards investing in artists interested in the development of ambitious, high-quality work, created for outdoor spaces that can grab the attention & imaginations of audiences.

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. Join the Without Walls mailing list to be the first to hear about opportunities.

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