Wilna Fourie is a producer at the Barbican Centre in a team delivering free largescale projects and festivals including the Walthamstow Garden Party. She was the lead producer for a new festival, Leytonstone Loves Film, part of London’s first-ever Borough of Culture, Waltham Forest.
Both Walthamstow Garden Party and Leytonstone Loves Film work with hundreds of residents year-round to shape the programme and creative content. In 2019 the festivals were supported by the ‘Legends of the Forest’, a volunteer group of residents managed by Groundworks.
Wilna has worked in Volunteer Management in many organisations including the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in Sydney Australia where she learnt the value of volunteering in culture from volunteers aged 16 to 93
This panel will focus on the recruitment and management of volunteers at festivals- how to incentivise and work with them, retention and the legal perspective.
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