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Volunteer applications are open now!

Do you want to bump shoulders with world-renowned artists, be part of our festival team and experience the best music, visual arts and theatre at close quarters?

We are looking for enthusiastic and committed volunteers (18+) before, during and after this year’s festival (7-11 June).

The festival simply cannot happen without the help of a small army of volunteers, and it’s a great way to gain experience in arts and event management.

Roles available include

  • Stewarding & ushering
  • Ticketing and Accreditation
  • Information Services: answering queries and giving directions
  • Market Research/Audience Survey

Our volunteer programme also includes a variety of ad hoc roles which may vary each year.

How to Apply?

Please fill up the application form and we will be in touch shortly.

Why volunteer with Carlow Arts Festival?

As a volunteer, you’ll have the opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people and immerse yourself in the arts. By being part of the festival team, you’ll gain an inside look at the workings of one of Ireland’s leading arts festivals and play a vital role in its success.

You will also avail of some great perks including free tickets to selected shows, free social activities and a great post-festival party.

If you represent a school programme, theatre group, arts collective, or voluntary agency and you would like your group to become involved, drop us a line at

Keep in touch

For more information about Carlow Arts Festival volunteering, email

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