Become a Midsumma volunteer photographer
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Apply to become a Midsumma Festival volunteer photographer
Midsumma Festival is a volunteer-fuelled organisation that wouldn't exist without the contribution of individuals within our community. Volunteering with us is a great opportunity to make new friends and join a group of like-minded individuals who want to help out and support Midsumma Festival and the communities it represents. This team has been growing for years and loves new members. Midsumma's festival photographers work on our signature events, as well as a selected suite of cultural events throughout the Festival.
Our call out for volunteer photographers for Melbourne Pride and Midsumma Festival 2022 is now OPEN and you can apply by completing the form below.
Melbourne Pride will be a large-scale, one-day street festival on 13 February 2022 in the city's inner north and will be delivered by Midsumma.
Midsumma Festival 2022, will return from Sunday 23 January to Sunday 13 February 2022. Midsumma Pride March will be held in St Kilda on Sunday 6 February.
Thank you for committing your time to help make Midsumma Festival the best year yet!
Please read the Midsumma Photography Brief to understand your role and benefits as a Midsumma volunteer photographer. In this pack you will find an overview of the teams' activity during the festival, and guidelines for photography activity.
As a volunteer photographer, we would love for you to attend one, or all, of the major events in Midsumma Festival. Once you have confirmed your availabilities via the form on the Volunteer Photography application page, we can lock you into the events of your choosing.
Midsumma Festival 2022
Midsumma Festival will run from 23 Jan to 13 Feb. The festival will showcase over 160 events across 22 days. In 2022, Midsumma will host three major events, Midsumma Carnival, Midsumma Pride March and Melbourne Pride.
Midsumma Carnival highlights the opening weekend of the three-week Festival each year. Midsumma Carnival is an iconic outdoor celebration that has become one of the biggest highlights in the LGBTIQA+ annual calendar. The event provides a fitting opening to the festival each year. Carnival is a huge single-day event, usually running from 11am until 10pm in Alexandra Gardens in Melbourne’s CBD, with a massive set up and overall coordination required for delivery each year.
Midsumma Pride March is one of our signature events, where over 7,400 marchers usually take to the streets down Fitzroy Street in St Kilda each year and over 45,000 people line the streets and balconies along the march route to show their support – making this the best-attended Pride March in Victoria.
Dykes on Bikes precede the marching contingent as per tradition, with the march itself led by Boon Wurrung Elders and a Rainbow Aboriginal Float along with the Premier of Victoria, Minister for Equality and the Creative Industries and Commissioner for Gender and Sexuality.
Melbourne Pride is a State Government initiative, delivered by festival partner Midsumma (of course!). The event is designed to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Victoria.
Melbourne Pride will be a one-day festival on Sunday 13 February in the city's inner north (exact location to be confirmed). Don't worry, we didn't forget about regional, rural or remote folks; we have been busy working behind the scenes to make sure everyone in Vic has the opportunity to celebrate!