Volunteers needed for Arts Ablaze to be held at the Ramada Kooralbyn

ARTS ABLAZE: Jeremy Ring, Michael Enright, Mark Paddick, Rosina Friend, Brian McInnes, Jennifer Enright and Bronwyn Davies. Photo: Larraine Sathicq
ARTS ABLAZE: Jeremy Ring, Michael Enright, Mark Paddick, Rosina Friend, Brian McInnes, Jennifer Enright and Bronwyn Davies. Photo: Larraine Sathicq

COUNCIL is asking for volunteers from the community to put their hands up to help stage Arts Ablaze in October.

Part conference and part festival, Arts Ablaze, will be a regional celebration of arts and culture staged by Scenic Rim Regional Council from October 2 to 6 at the Ramada Resort Kooralbyn.

At a planning meeting held at the Ramada Resort on April 17, organisers estimated they would need as many volunteers as possible from the Scenic Rim community to help make the festival possible.

They said the project was a massive undertaking that would attract more than 300 delegates and many more visitors to the area.

Volunteers would be able to attend a workshop or presentation of their choice after committing to between five and 30 hours over the course of the week.

Resort manager Jeremy Ring said all the hotel's rooms would be made available for Arts Ablaze.

Organisers also planned camping areas offering everything from rent-a-tents to glamping, on offer to accommodate those who wanted to stay in the valley over the entire week.

Cultural duty officer Jennifer Enright said volunteer application forms were available now for people who would like to be part of the event, which would feature live music, children's activities, food trucks, art demonstrations and workshops spread across the property.

Ms Enright said volunteers would be needed to help with a variety of tasks including putting together delegates' bags, setting up the venue, decoration, greeting visitors, booth-sitting while artists take a break and helping with registration and administration.