Project Details

Code: EST 01
Start date: 02 feb 2019
End date: 11 feb 2019
Term: Workcamp (6-15 days)
Category: SOCIAL
Theme: FEST, SOCI
Country: Estonia
State: TALLINN
Airport: Tallinn
Cost: 100
Currency: EUR
Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: 99

Description

Fire Artist’s Association was founded to raise awareness of Fire Arts, to offer everyone a chance to learn and perform with any kind or type of Fire Art and to show that it can be much more than a primitive street arts. Association also promotes good standards of Fire Safety for fire artists cooperating closely with
local rescue department. One of the largest projects is organizing Fire Artist’s competitions, which started off as a small event for local artists but quickly became the international one. Every year in winter the International Fire Artist’s Competition takes place in Estonia. This event is organized by a small community of the Fire Artist’s Association and right now there are just not enough people to get everything done for the event. And international volunteers are invited to help it out. The next International Fire Artist’s Competition will takes place in February 2019 in the historical baroque Kadriorg Park of Tallinn, and the headline will be “The meeting place cannot be changed”.

Work And Activities

During the week, you will be doing some practical tasks for the Kadriorg Park as well as help preparation to the competitions. You have to be creative, ready to generate ideas and take part in cultural and art solutions, be quick on your feet and able to find solutions on the spot. You will be involved in preparing
the technical side of the event but also communicating with people, so please expect anything from decorating the area, carrying necessary equipment, etc. to meeting and welcoming guests, showing directions and so on. Please consider that Estonia is a Nordic country and the camp takes place in winter time which means cold and snow. So do bring enough warm and waterproof clothes with you!

Accommodation And Food

Volunteers will live in the large studio of the Fires Artists Association situated not far from the Park. There are several rooms, little kitchen, toilet and shower there. Please bring a sleeping bag. Some meals will be made for volunteers while some will be cooked by you in teams. Please be ready to experience foreign, maybe strange to you, food habits.

Place

Tallinn is the capital of Estonia. You can get a lot of information on Tallinn on www.tallinn.ee and www.visitestonia.com. Tallinn has a medieval Old Town with rich history and many sights. Kadriorg Park just celebrated its 300-year birthday, its long history goes back to the Russian tsar Peter the Great. Estonian President’s residence is situated in this park. It has several art museums, it is a venue for many cultural events and it is simply a favourite place to walk for inhabitants of Tallinn. For more information visit http://www.kadriorupark.ee/en

Requirements

Be brave, open and communicative, be ready to take initiatives independently, find solutions for different situations and take different tasks. Please be respectful to the local customs and traditions. We ask you to send a motivation letter on base of which we will decide your acceptance. Experience in volunteering, travel, arts, events organizing is an advantage. Please bring a sleeping bag. Camp language is English.

Language

English

Notes

Leisure time
You will spend time in a beautiful park, get to know its history and have a tour there. You will learn a lot about Fire and fire safety having a short Fire safety training. You will be able to see artists’ rehearsals and performances. Besides, there are generally a lot of possibilities for leisure time activities since camp
takes place in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, where one can find attractions for all tastes: sightseeing and museums, festivals, concerts, live music, pubs, etc.

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