Hi Everone :)
The purpose of this forum post is to kick start the process of identifying and supporting community members to take on key roles in the production of Resonance Karamea 2016. As I have stated previously I see this as a process taking two years with this year about developing clear processes, developing skill sets and introducing community members to those already networked with the event.
The key point I wish to make is that these roles are coordinator roles for key aspects of the event, as such the people who take on these roles are not expected to "do everything themselves". Rather these roles are about being creative, developing plans and budgets, identifying required resources including personal (and potentially sourcing them), coordinating volunteers and the clean up after the event.
My role in all this will be providing support and passing on my 7 years experience in producing events within the Karamea region. I am looking forward to being creative and having fun with those who choice to take on these roles.
The following is a list of the key roles. While I expect some roles will be taken up by an individual, please feel free to share roles with others or take up more than one role if the mood takes you! Also these roles are categorised along lines that held historical meaning and may benefit from being redefined if that better suits future needs.
Tribal and Healing Zone
Volunteers, Catering and Accommodation
Infrastructure and Resources
Artists, Workshops and Market Space
To make sense of how all of these interact with each other and other aspects of the festival (Marketing, Communication, Budget, Scheduling, etc.) I have created a mindmap (please see attached). Each coordinator will be provided with a hardcopy of this clearly indicating their individual area and aspects of the festival that area interacts with.
Alongside this all coordinators will receive tools for helping with organisation and standardising communication, copies of past budgets (with as much detail about their particular area as possible) and any other information I can find that will help provide a sense of history.
Currently, we have the following people allocated to these areas:
Tribal and Healing Zone = Sina
Kidzone = Dave G. and Brendan
Volunteers, Catering and Accomodation = Gary, Liz and Dion
Decoration Crew = Liz
Infrastructure and Resources = Gary and Dave R.
Thank you for spending the time to read this this email.
If you are interested in being a coordinator please contact me directly:
facebook: Gary Brian Smith