The STAND Student Festival is run by students, for students, to raise awareness about the burning issues shaping the world around us. Previously known as the 8x8 Festival, we have been bringing award-winning photography and film to campuses across Ireland every autumn. This year’s festival will include a student art and photography competition to highlight the impact of climate change around the world.

Dates for the 2019 festival are (click to view events):

23rd – 27th Sept: NUIG

30th – 4th Oct: UCC

7th – 11th Oct: TCD

14th – 18th Oct: UCD

21st – 25th Oct: MU

28th – 1st Nov: DCU

4th – 8th Nov: TU Dublin (Aungier St)


STAND Mini Festivals 2019

Good news! You can also visit the 2019 climate-themed student art exhibition at the following locations:

Waterford IT: Sept 9-13

GMIT (Galway): Sept 30 – Oct 4

GMIT (Mayo): Oct 7-11

Athlone IT: Oct 14-18

IADT: Nov 4-8

DBS: Nov 9-15

Tralee IT: Nov 18-22

NCAD: Nov 25-29



Check out our previous photography exhibitions developed by students! Every year our outdoor exhibition travels to campuses around Ireland highlighting global justice issues. This year, it could be your art on show! Click here to find out more.

2015 Exhibition

2016 Exhibition

2017 Exhibition

2018 Exhibition

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Join the team!

By joining the STAND Student Festival team you’ll meet new people, develop personal and professional skills, and find out more about important issues that shape the world we live in. We recruit teams of student coordinators to help design and coordinate the festival on campuses across Ireland.