We are looking for volunteers to help out at Let Me Bloom Festival
Camino Art House is inviting volunteers and helpers to participate in our Let Me Bloom art and self-improvement festival in Vega de San Mateo, Gran Canaria, on March 18 – 20, 2022.
Let Me Bloom is a mini art and self-improvement festival in the wild valley of Los Mireles, in Vega de San Mateo. Spring is the time when nature blooms and a new era of growing and maturing starts. We, as humans, need this growth more than ever. We need to unlearn our toxic habits and makespace for real, original values, like empathy, care, creativity, synchronicity and learning to live in harmony with nature and other beings around us.
Two essential tools on this journey are art and education. You can be creative or just let yourself take it all in; everyone will be part of the whole. We are inviting you – as an artist, performer, teacher – to use your skills and connect with our participants in your special, unique way so we all can enjoy and grow in different skills, like communication, creativity or empathy.
The festival will bea small, but inspiring three-day event in our magical valley. The venues of the different events, performances and workshops will be hidden in the land, in the caves, and under the trees. We imagine beautiful, inspiring and meaningful moments that we share while taking in, practising, or performing art in nature. The te mini stages will host all kinds of activities, they might be performances, where the audience is observing, interactive shows where the audience is involved, or workshops where the participants learn something new, or practise a special skill. The artists, performers, and teachers might perform their own show at one time and teach a connecting (or totally different) skill at another time in a different venue. We are all artists, and we are all students. Teaching and learning, performing and in-taking art are almost the same, we all meet in the beautiful line in the middle.
We are asking for help from our volunteers and helpers in the following tasks (the list might longer, specific tasks might be added, so please take it as an approximate list):
building stages/venues, build up tents, spatial planning, building dry toilets, building showers, clearing paths, cleaning the land, cleaning the house, cooking, hosting, supervising, transport management, technical support for artists, shopping, composting, and many more.
Camino Art House
Camino Art House opened its doors in 2015. Since than we have offered accommodation and have run different projects with artists. This includes exhibitions, workshops in art, health and lifestyle topics, and many more events. We welcome travellers who are always happy to be involved in our daily life and share their own experiences with us.
We have an old building, which is the central house, and a large land, where the festival will take place. We have caves, meadows, and terraces to use. The house itself will not accommodate all of us, so we will open a special camp site for visitors and a special camp site for artists/performers/teachers.
We are planning to have tenmini stages. We have fourcaves that we can use for concerts, jamming, meditation, or other activities. The timing of each stages won’t overlap significantly, so participants can visit more activities/shows. We are located in a valley, but we have to be very careful with sound limitations. Our good relationship with our neighbours is very important for us We will have on-site supervisors, who will be responsible for safety and acceptable sound levels. .
We are challenging you to keep the following recommendations:
1.Avoid drug consumption
2.Avoid excessive alcohol consumption
3.Avoid loud, aggressive behaviour
4.Avoid creating dangerous, reckless situations in nature
5.Not build fires or use open flames
7.Avoid abusing nature
8.Be patient and understanding
9.Be careful when walking around in the valley or in the house (including the patio and the terrace)
10.Be helpful and courteous
11.Be quiet and caring
12.Be an considerate smoker. Please be polite and caring when you choose to smoke cigarettes, and always collect your cigarette butts in your personal ashtrays.
We are sharing a small space in these three days, and the space will be filled with a wide variety of activities, so we all need to be attentive and patient. Volunteers will be responsible to inspire participants to take on the challenges successfully.
The toilet facilities are limited in the main house. Please use the dry toilets and pop up showers. Please leave the places clean after yourself. Volunteers will be responsible to keep the facilities clean.
From early morning until the end of breakfast we will follow the rule of quiet hours, which means that talking, using the phones or other devices are not allowed , so we can enjoy the sounds of nature and our inner silence. We can take a moment to look back to our last day and take in all the benefits of our participation in the festival.
In the night we need to finish all loud activity before 11pm.
We offer free camping to our volunteers/helper. The area will be separated from the visitor’s camp site. We provide complimentary food three times a day. Drinking water is available all the times.
Benefits and Pay
We offer food and accommodation for our volunteers. Transport is not included. We are not able to pay you for your help. You can participate in the festival in your free time, and enjoy Camino Art House hospitality for 4 additional days after the festival. Alcohol is not included in our hospitality, but coffee and tea are 🙂 Please bring a sleeping bag, as blankets are limited.
How to apply?
If you are interested in volunteering in the festival, please write an e-mail to email@example.com, or contact via whatsapp or phone on +34 633339903. Please briefly introduce yourself and write a few sentences about why you would like to participate in the festival.
The call is open until 15. February, 2022. Please send your application before the deadline.
We hope to see you at Camino Art House!