So I keep hearing about succession planning. In terms of our Resonance festival, it has been mooted that responsibility will be shared among committed individuals as opposed to a single overseer. From my experience there are people who are naturally gravitating toward certain areas of responsibility but I believe that this 'free acceptance' of responsibility needs to be more visible and perhaps even more formal.
If the entire event is carved into it's componants - marketing/advertising, artist liaison, council/doc/educational trust liaison, ground crew, security, food/kitchen space, kidszone, tribalzone, community zone, main zone, stage management, sound, lighting, utilities (water, power, toilets), workshops, markets, it appears as if there are a dozen or more specific areas that need management.
It is my understanding that, at some point, the community will be asked (by Gary - correct me if I'm wrong) to offer expressions of interest for these roles. Judging by the success of the Resonance thread and piggy-backing on the wave of our Winter bonanza, I am compelled to start asking those questions now.
I feel we need a fresh look at zoning the festival site. The where, how and why is a topic that I'm sure will generate some debate. For instance, I feel this winter's zone location ought to be the new home for the community space. And the kidszone should migrate across the road into the open grassy area.
So without going too much further, I'm calling for a discussion on zoning the festival site and by default am inviting a 'zone crew' to make yourselves known so that when festy time comes, we know where we stand (by consensus) and are free to invest ourselves in more hands-on enterprises.