August 21-30, 2020


It takes a village…

Volunteering for the CURRENTS New Media festival is a great way to introduce yourself to a global community of artists and innovators. Every year, an extended family of supporters provides the finishing touch on creating a world-class festival. Whether you live in New Mexico or travel here each year to enjoy Santa Fe and volunteer with the festival, we appreciate your efforts, expertise and dedication. If you’re interested in volunteering for Currents, please let us know using the form below.

Here is a list of the help we need and when we need it for CURRENTS NEW MEDIA 2020 at El Museo Cultural:

  • Advertising at Local Businesses – May 20 – June 12
  • Install – Light construction, AV assistance, painting, physical labor, driving, moving equipment: June 2 – 11
  • Artist Liaison’s Assistant – Support artists by helping them travel around Santa Fe looking for props and essentials for their install: June 8-11 (no regular hours, just when needed)
  • Objects of Fascination – Help sell artist-made objects at our small retail space at CURRENTS: June 12 – 21
  • Opening Night – Ticketing, catering and refreshment help, docents and general roamers to keep an eye on things in El Museo and the Railyard: June 12, 6pm – Midnight
  • CURRENTS Conference – Assist with our first CURRENTS Conference, ushering conference goers, setting up chairs, etc: June 14-16
  • CURRENTS 826 – Be a gallery attendant at our year-round exhibition space on Canyon Road: June 12 – 21
  • Exhibition Duties – Work the ticket desk, docent artist work, assist in giving tours of the festival, collect donations, assist at performances and recruit volunteers for the run of the festival: June 12 – 21
  • De-install – Same as install in reverse: June 22 – 26

Year-round help needed: IT and data entry, ad sales to businesses, volunteer recruiting, gallery-sitting at CURRENTS 826

Time crunch?

If you’d love to volunteer but don’t have the time, you can still be a part of making CURRENTS an extraordinary event! Donate by adopting an artist!