Full Programme Released!


Want to get a taste of working in media and the arts from within the world’s largest philosophy and music festival?

About the Programme

We’re on the hunt for enthusiastic and dedicated people to join our Kick-Starter Programme, a skills development programme for young people (or the young at heart) interested in the media or creative industries who are looking to gain valuable experience for their future careers. You will volunteer alongside our fun and friendly festival team to produce HowTheLightGetsIn Hay 2024 over 23rd-27th May!

The festival is a unique event which sees world-leading thinkers and performers gather at our beautiful festival location in Hay-on-Wye, Wales. Not only will you learn new skills and meet new friends and contacts, you will also get the unique experience of seeing festival debates, live music, film, and comedy from behind the scenes as part of our team.

Places on the Festival Kick-Starter Programme are available to people over 18 from around the UK and beyond. Kick-Starters will rotate through a variety of roles, and can expect to gain experience in some or all of the following areas

  • Events Management
  • Press & Marketing
  • Venue Management
  • Media Production

Kickstarter applications for HowTheLightGetsIn Hay 2024 are now open!

Click here to apply now!

If you have any questions about the Programme, please email kickstarter@artandideas.org

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