This festival is made by the service design community as a collective. Get as involved as you like!
To make the festival happen, we have a core festival team of multi skilled co-ordinators working on a voluntary basis.
Hosts are the service designers (and those from sister disciplines) who run workshops, talks, exhibitions and other events to show, grow and critique service design work. Hosts can get as involved in the running of and mechanics of the festival as they like - whether that's through making connections, or lending specific practical skills.
We rely on our generous Sponsors to help cover the costs of materials and expenses. Thankfully we have reasonably low running costs because most of the events take place in our Hosts' spaces. Our Sponsors share our mission of growing the service design industry and they cheer us on.
Sometimes people who are involved in the festival fit into more than one role, and that's lovely.
core festival team 2016
Rainmaker has enabled the festival to grow bigger and better this year. We're deeply grateful to be able to do things *properly* with them. Until now, the festival had been run entirely on a volunteer basis. We'll let them introduce themselves: