Artsweek is a week-long festival that celebrates the Arts during Week 5 of Semester 2 each year. It provides an opportunity to get your creative juices flowing and get involved with art in a way you wouldn't usually get a chance to do. Encompassing everything from street art, live music, comedy and theatre through to the humble yet noble art of arrowroot biscuit decoration, Artsweek has something for everyone!


Volunteers gain experience in events management by helping to organise the Artsweek activations. Their responsibilities include regular team meetings with the Coordinator, coming up with fun and exciting activations and installations for the festival, building installations and promoting the festival to students.

How to get involved

The team advertise for volunteers and student-made artworks via their website, so keep an eye online for when applications open.



Senior Volunteer



Volunteers will be trained on the basics of events management and Workplace, Health and Safety. On the job-training is provided through-out the program in areas such as publicity and promotions and tools inductions.


From Week 3, Session 1 to Week 6 Session 2. 1-2 hours per week - more, closer to Artsweek.


  • Accredited by UNSW Advantage = Yes
    (For recognition on Australia Higher Education Graduation Statement)

Availability of activity

All year round

Type of activity

Community volunteering

Interest area / Advantages

Arts & design, Fundraising & events, Music & entertainment

Skills required and/or developed

Event & project management, Interpersonal & communication, Marketing & PR, Organisational & time management, Problem solving & practical skills

Contacts and more information


Arc @ UNSW


Artsweek Coordinator


[email protected] 


02 9385 7700

For more information about co-curricular activities, see UNSW Advantage.

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