Call for Printmaking Event Volunteers | A Date with Culture


Craft Council of BC


Sep. 26, 2019

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Volunteer Opportunity Description: 

Go on A Date with Culture and enjoy a variety of live events, demonstrations, food, and the best of local artists!

An array of local artists will be sharing demonstrations of their craft with visitors, surrounded by music, food, and a great cultural atmosphere on the iconic Granville Island.

A Date with Culture includes Big Print, where artists and printmakers will team up to celebrate the art of largescale woodcut printing using a steamroller as a press. The artists will carve the blocks, and the works will be printed in small editions in a public performance atmosphere. The resulting suite of unique 4’ X 8’ woodprints on cloth and on paper will be displayed on‐site, as they come off the press.

Community members and visitors will have the opportunity to contribute to the carving of one print panel, designed by a local artist, over the course of the weekend!

To view the 2014 project video see:


Volunteer tasks include:

  • Chatting with guests watching the print making, answering simple questions or directing questions to staff

  • Handing out post cards

  • Light crowd control (asking people to step back/keep out of the way of the printing/steamroller)

  • Help supervise community carving project (attendees will be invited to carve into one block based on a design drawn on by an artist)

  • Assist artists with print making as needed

  • Help with set up and take down (putting up and taking down tables/tents/print making supplies)

  • Tidying event site as needed

Volunteer Shifts:

2-3 volunteers needed per shift – we welcome full day volunteers with an hour lunch break each day!

Friday September 27

  • 11:00am – 3:00pm

  • 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Saturday September 28

  • 9:00am – 1:00pm

  • 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Sunday September 29

  • 9:00am – 1:00pm

  • 2:00pm – 6:00pm

How to Apply: 

If you are interested in volunteering, please email Sarah at with which shift(s) you are available for.

We would ideally like to schedule all volunteers by September 13, 2019.

Contact Name: Sarah Duggan
Contact Email Address:
Contact Phone: (604) 687-6511

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