People at the Festival in 2019

Call out for workshop artists

The Great Exhibition Road Festival are looking for artists, art educators, and arts and craft workshop developers to declare an interest in working with scientists from Imperial College London to create public artworks and run art-science workshops inspired by science. The results of these collaborations will feature at the 2023 Great Exhibition Road Festival, an annual art-science festival which will run across the weekend of 17 and 18 June 2023.

To put yourself forward, please download the further details on our Festival and these art-science commissions in the document below, and then send an email introducing yourself and listing any relevant experience to

Great Exhibition Road Festival 2023 workshop artist call out (doc)


Applications will open in spring 2023 to volunteer at Imperial’s Great Exhibition Road Festival 2023.

Open to all staff and students at Imperial, volunteering at the Festival can give you the opportunity to try something new, gain experience, develop skills, build confidence, meet new people and have fun.  

For previous festivals there have been hundreds of volunteer roles available ranging from early bird set-up to leafleting on the road or tube, greeting visitors, selling merchandise and guiding tour groups to labs. Our volunteers give us their time, skills and enthusiasm - we are very grateful to all who help us make it happen. 

If you have any questions about volunteering at the Festival, you can email the team at

There are volunteering opportunities for Imperial Lates. Find out more and sign up now.

Great Exhibition Road Festival event proposals

Thank you for your interest in being part of the Great Exhibition Road Festival in 2023. The proposals process for Imperial staff and students to submit event ideas for the Festival weekend has now closed but new opportunities to be involved in the Festival, including volunteering, will be shared closer to the Festival date. If you would like to contact the Festival team, please email

"With all the families having fun and feeling welcomed in the university space, as a scientist I rarely think about the impact science has in society. I could observe that this weekend." - Imperial researcher
"The presenters were just brilliant - enthusiastic, knowledgeable, friendly, and made every one of every age very welcome." - Festival attendee
"I am more comfortable with speaking to the public about the research we carry out and have become quite good at explaining it in simple terms. It also helped me re-discover how much I like science!” - Imperial researcher

Great Exhibition Road Festival 2019

Great Exhibition Road Festival 2019

Great Exhibition Road Festival 2022 family activity

Great Exhibition Road Festival 2022

Great Exhibition Road Festival 2022 talk

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Researcher and visitors with dinosaur public engagement activity

Great Exhibition Road Festival 2022

Great Exhibition Road Festival 2022