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thinkEAST - Work Day Under the Pecan Trees

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

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PositionsMany Remaining
Close DateAny time before the event ends or when space runs out.
Description
As part of an 18-month community engagement and creative planning process focused on the development of thinkEAST, Fusebox will host a living charrette during the festival on this 24-acre site in East Austin.

At the thinkEAST site, temporary structures will house performances, installations, workshops, classes, food events, and youth programs. Most importantly, we will gather input and ideas from the neighborhood and the arts community to help shape the future of thinkEAST. Over the course of four days, together we will explore and prototype strategies for creating a place rich in inspiration and innovation.

Think of a living charrette as a large, vibrant, public living room—a place to connect, test ideas, ask questions, break bread, and create together. In this particular case, with your help, we're exploring how to animate a dynamic mixture of tenants and businesses on site. What magic combination of non-profit and for-profit businesses, services, retail, and artist studios/performance spaces will spark each other in meaningful ways? AND how do we accomplish all this while also positively impacting the surrounding neighborhoods?

This entire process is guided by thorough research and investigation pertaining to affordability, sustainability, health, creative work space, culture, technology, history, and shared public space, among other things. To this end, we are working with Ecology Action to implement a zero-waste plan for the entire four-day event.

This is the largest, most ambitious project Fusebox has taken on in its 11 year history. It's a process that will succeed based on the breadth and depth of engagement from local artists, residents, and community members. We invite you to join us in imagining.
Requirements
Gloves, long-sleeves/pants, and a water bottle are recommended!
PerksthinkEAST and the 2015 festival are free to attend, however please be aware that initial ticket allocations to some performances have already been exhausted and others are going by the day! As a volunteer you will be able to sit in and watch most of the performances and events you'll be helping out on and you'll receive a vintage Fusebox Festival T-Shirt.

thinkEAST, and the 2015 Fusebox festival are free to attend, however please be aware that initial ticket allocations to some performances have already been exhausted and others are going by the day! As a volunteer you will be able to sit in and watch most of the performances and events you'll be helping out on and you'll receive a vintage Fusebox Festival T-Shirt.

For those of you able to commit to 10 hours or more we'll give you an official Fusebox volunteer wrist sweatband. These are super cool, and let everyone know what an awesome volunteer you are.
Parking DetailsThere is a large parking area across the street from the event site. Please look for signs.
CausesArts & Culture Community
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6 Positions Filled | 2 Impacts | 7 Hours

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Location: 1075 Jain Lane, Austin, TX 78721

Shifts (4)

Name & TimeDescriptionPositions
 
Start: Sat, Mar 28 10:00am
End: Sat, Mar 28 2:00pm
Site Op volunteers will begin transforming the land, setting up the event's infrastructure, and helping artists finish installations. Building skills, and tools a plus, but a willingness to get sweaty is all that is required.



2/5Over
Start: Sat, Mar 28 10:00am
End: Sat, Mar 28 2:00pm
Help clear and mark the path connecting the thinkEAST event to the performances at Govalle Park.
Please bring if you have them: gloves,flat-nose shovels, pruners/loppers, rigid rakes, and/or chain-saws


2/10Over
Start: Sat, Mar 28 1:00pm
End: Sat, Mar 28 5:00pm
Site Op volunteers will begin transforming the land, setting up the event's infrastructure, and helping artists finish installations. Building skills, and tools a plus, but a willingness to get sweaty is all that is required.

1/5Over
Start: Sat, Mar 28 1:00pm
End: Sat, Mar 28 5:00pm
Help clear and mark the path connecting the thinkEAST event to the performances at Govalle Park.
Please bring if you have them: gloves,flat-nose shovels, pruners/loppers, rigid rakes, and/or chain-saws
1/10Over