VILA ArtFest - celebrating cultural diversity through art I
Description: VILA ArtFest is a celebration of all types of art worked and explored by the people from the youngest village in Portugal - Lousada. Every year in June, the city hall promotes the sharing and demonstration of different types of art: performative, urban, music, visual and photography. During this month, the local artists can share their work with the local and tourists. This year, VILA ArtFest wants to go further and challenge new artists from other communities and nationalities to create and celebrate different kinds of art.
Type of Work: The volunteers will join the festival committee to organize, publicize and engage the community in the event. They will help during the event with logistics, set-up, and general support. Volunteers will have the opportunity to create a street art wall and help a local artist with a sculpture made of trash and recycled material.
Study Theme: - Trekking through "Rota do Românico" and "Rota do Gourmet" – both paths are humanity's cultural heritage by UNESCO
- Visit Porto, the second biggest city in Portugal - also humanity's cultural heritage by UNESCO
- Share one activities day with elderly local people
- Typical Portuguese cultural night with local associations
Accommodation: Volunteers will sleep all together in a dormitory at Lousada's sport complex. You can find more about that infrastructure here: www.cm-lousada.pt/pt/complexodesportivo
Language: English, Spanish and Portuguese
Requirements: Volunteers should bring: sleeping bag, swimsuit, towels, comfortable clothes for work activities, walking shoes, personal medication (if needed), raincoats (impermeable, hat), backpack.
Approximate Location: Lousada, Portugal