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WSAF 2024Warwick Student Arts Festival

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What is WSAF?

Warwick Student Arts Festival (WSAF) is a 3 day showcase and celebration of all aspects of the arts at Warwick.

Every day will feature a morning-to-evening programme of events including theatre, dance, music, film, literature, comedy and art held across the entirety of campus. If you have a show, some art, a dance, a poem or anything in-between that you want to show, we'd love to see you there!

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Key Dates

Submissions Open

WSAF performance submissions open.

Submissions Close

Submission form closes and the schedule and logistics are finalised.

WSAF

The festival itself - a 3 day showcase and celebration of all aspects of the arts.

Who's Involved?

This year's WSAF is being organised by the following volunteers, in combination with many other people working behind the scenes in roles such as marketing, tech and logistics.
Find out more about the full team and how you can get involved here.

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Adam

4th Year Computer Systems Engineering
WSAF Lead (Technical)
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Alex

2nd Year Chemistry (PhD)
WSAF Lead (Operations)
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Dae

2nd Year Liberal Arts
WSAF Lead (Communications)
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Maximus

1st Year Mathematics
WSAF Lead (Finance & Data)
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Josh

2nd Year Computer Science
Head of Digital
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Ellie

2nd Year English and Theatre Studies
Head of Marketing
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Ethan

3rd Year Mechanical Engineering
Head of Team Catering
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Danny

2nd Year Biological Sciences
Sustainability Coordinator
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History

The WSAF stand in 2015
WSAF 2014 Help Desk

Although we are a completely new team, Warwick Student Arts Festival is not a completely new concept to Warwick - it used to be yearly event from 2004 to 2015. We've done a bit of research into the lore and history of WSAF, which can be found here.

WSAF's History

FAQ

Why are you putting on this event?

The University of Warwick has a wealth of highly motivated student bands, theatre societies and other performing groups which we want to present to whole University community in the summer term. This is inspired by the old 'Warwick Student Arts Festival', which to our knowledge last took place in 2015.

How is WSAF different to other events such as SocFest, MTW StageFest and Freshblood Festival?

WSAF's aim is to widen performance opportunities and to give people the chance to watch something that they might not have seen otherwise. We're providing a wider range of arts than society-specific events such as StageFest and Freshblood, and are more performance and arts-related than SocsFest. You're more than welcome to submit and exhibit the same performance at both WSAF and another event.

Where will everything take place?

WSAF will take place all over the University of Warwick campus. Our preliminary list includes an outdoor stage, Curiositea and the FAB Studios in addition to the performance spaces in Avon and Milburn House - however this is subject to change.

Is there any funding available for production costs?

There may be a limited amount of funding available - please get in touch as this will need to be discussed individually. Tech (sound, lights and video) will be provided by WSAF in collaboration with Tech Crew and does not need to be individually budgeted for.

How long can my performance be?

We're hoping for most shows to be shorter than 60 minutes, to allow people to see as much as possible over the weekend. However, if your show is longer than this, get in touch and we can work something out.

I'd just like to perform a short set individually. Is this possible?

Yes! When you fill in the form it has an option for small/solo performances. Currently, we're planning on combining similar acts into larger events where there's a lot of interest, but if not we'll try to find a place to slot you into the schedule anyway.

I'd like to help out but don't want or have anything to perform. Is this possible?

Of course! We'll likely need a lot of help in advance with organisation and marketing, and on the day with operations and logistics. Please reach out to us at [email protected].

I've found references to an older Warwick Student Arts Festival or Warwick Fringe before. Is this related?

Yes! To the best of our knowledge, the Warwick Student Arts Festival used to be a yearly event, however this last ran in 2015. We're looking at reviving this again in 2024, with a completely new team. You can find more about our history here.

Where can I find more information?

Please contact us by email at [email protected] or on Instagram at @wsaf24.