Volunteer Guides Call, 2020


WMDF is seeking out volunteer guides for next year’s festival. Be part of a multi-cultural experience like no other in Japan.

You need to be available for 12 days at the beginning of August. In return, we offer board and lodging, a great atmosphere, and a cool Hokkaido summer.

This is the first time for WMDF to open its guide call publicly outside Hakodate. We offer the chance to work with hugely varied artists from around the world, to practise your logistics and hospitality skills, and to escape the heat of mainland Japan in the cool Hokkaido summer.

Full details on this recruit page. Event experience is useful, but not assumed: we hope you will be one of the 30,000 people whose “worlds meet in Japan”.

Posted on 2019/10/24 by Ian Frank

International Artist Deadlines & Tourist Expo

Tourism_Expo_JapanThanks to all the diverse artists who combined to make a great set of proposals in time for last weekend’s group deadline. We are looking forward to another amazing year.

On October 24th we will be opening our recruiting seeking skilled guides for the international groups that are selected for WMDF 013. We offer a two week “event planning hothouse, in the cool Hokkaido summer” for any who want to challenge their cultural and logistical abilities!

In the meantime, WMDF will be working hard on bringing next year’s program together, and on taking some big steps towards reaching our “100 Project” target of total countries, starting with our presence at the Tourism Expo in Osaka. Second application deadline for groups we contact through the Expo is Nov 20. See you there!

Posted on 2019/10/21 by Ian Frank

One week until Oct 20 Applications Due

Artists, make sure to use our Online Registration form before this year’s main deadline.


Important links and dates:

After October 20, we will be at the Tourist Expo in Osaka, so there is still a chance to talk with us through your country’s representation there. We look forward to making many new connections.

Posted on 2019/10/13 by Ian Frank