Vacancy: Festival Designer

Amsterdam Fringe Festival is looking for a festival designer! 

Amsterdam Fringe Festival is an 11-day festival held all over Amsterdam in September. It’s theatre, dance, performing arts, storytelling, circus and more. It represents upcoming artists and an out-of-the-box mentality of the arts. We stand for experiment, openness and most of all: an invitation for an open mind.  

For this year’s festival in September we’re looking for a new festival designer.  
Someone who:
– likes creating a set for the festivals opening and for the festival area. – likes creating a set which fits our festival’s theme and identity.  
– likes designing and building stuff. And putting it all together at the festival location.  
– likes to think in a sustainable way instead of only working with cheap plastic stuff.  
– can drive a car or could arrange someone to drive the set to the festival location for the build-up and dismantling.    
– has a studio or location to build.  

There will be two locations in the city center; theater Brakke Grond and theater Bellevue. You will communicate with these two locations about the build-up and the (im)possibilities within these theatres. Our producer will help you of course.  

Timeline 2024:  
– May: brainstorm with Fringe team and concept presentation 
– June: from concept to concrete plan + coordination with the theatres for the build-up in September. 
– summer: building the set (up to your planning) 
– September 3-5: building the set in the two theatres.  
– September 16th: dismantling the set in the two theatres.  

There will be a total budget which you can use for design, material costs, building and transport.  

Send your portfolio, website or other info to artistic director Farnoosh Farnia before April 22nd, 2024: farnoosh@amsterdamfringe.nl  

Please tell us a bit about yourself, your work and why your style will be the perfect match with the Amsterdam Fringe Festival.