Social media is a major way we talk to our audience. As our volunteers and
festival outreach, we’d be delighted if you would and could use your social media accounts to promote and talk about the festival programme and your involvement. However, when it’s clear you’re a volunteer and part of the festival, we need you to read and observe the following principles:
Volunteers are more than welcome to associate themselves with the festival when they post, but please brand your posts as personal and your own. The festival cannot be held responsible for any repercussions your content might generate.
Please enter into discourse (it’s what social media is for!), but keep it courteous, honest and polite.
Volunteers may not disclose anything to do with financial or operational festival information. If you’re party to any sensitive festival information, anything we give you that’s for your eyes only, this cannot be shared in any way with anyone outside the festival.
Please don’t share anything about artists’ plans, or internal operations unless you have permission from your volunteer coordinator to do so.
Respect opinions! If someone posts something about the festival that you disagree with, it can be easy to wade in ‘all guns blazing’ (we’re half tempted to sometimes), but please take a breath, step back and if you still have to say something, be nice. Sometimes people need to offload and we must give them the space to do it within freedom of speech.
It doesn’t mean they’re right, but becoming involved can inflame the initial post beyond reason to the detriment of the festival
Olby’s CIC maintains the right to ask for any volunteer response on social media to be edited, or deleted, if it brings the festival into disrepute and it will come as zero surprise that any post that includes any racial, ethnic, religious or similar slur will not be tolerated.
To help spread the good news, it would be beneficial for you to use our hashtags, which will be supplied to you.