FIRE ARTISTS COMPETITION 2018
- chantiers 1-3 semaines
- EST 01
- Code : EST 01
- Dispo : 2M (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
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 the International Fire Artist’s Competition takes place in Estonia now. This event is organized by a small community called 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. This year International Fire Artist’s Competition will takes place in Tallinn in 2018 again with the theme – “Faith, Trust and Fairy dust”. It will be held at the grounds of famous Ruins of the St. Brigit’s Convent (https://www.visitestonia.com/en/ruins-of-bridgettine-convent) in Pirita district of Tallinn. The history of these ruins rising above the banks of the Pirita River dates back to 1407, when the largest nunnery in Old Livonia was founded there. It survived in its original form until 1577, when the forces of Ivan the Terrible destroyed it. At the end of the last century, several extensive excavation and conservation projects took place on the premises of the medieval conv
You will be doing some tasks for the Pirita Convent, as well as Viking’s village www.viikingitekyla.ee , both of whom are supporting our event and work camp. The event area is big, and there is a lot of preparation work to be done. You need to be creative, 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 expect anything from decorating the area, carrying the necessary equipment to the area to meeting and welcoming guests, showing directions and so on.
Volunteers will live in the Pirita Convent, which is right next to the ancient ruins. The nuns of the convent have kindly agreed to host our volunteers this year, only expecting some donation/ support we can give. Please bring a sleeping bag. Toilets and showers are available. Volunteers will have simple breakfast prepared by nuns. For lunch and dinner volunteers will be provided some local food which we have to prepare ourselves. Please be ready to experience foreign, unusual, even strange sometimes food habits.
Location 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 very well preserved a medieval Old Town listed in UNESCO Heritage List with rich history, museums, churches, but also pubs and intensive nightlife. The Convent is situated a little outside of city center (15 min by public bus) following the sea shore line. LEISURE You will spend time in beautiful ancient ruins of a convent, see how the convent operates today and communicate with its inhabitants. They will give you some historical introductions and tours of the place. Besides, you will learn a lot about Fire and Fire safety and have a small Fire safety training as well. You will be able to see the artists rehearse and perform. And there are a lot of possibilities for leisure time activities as you are in Tallinn where one can find attractions for all tastes: sightseeing and museums, concerts, live music, pubs, etc.
Special requirements Please bring your sleeping bag. Be brave, communicative and be ready to be independent and find solutions in different situations and tasks. Please respect local customs, the convent and its nuns that are welcoming you. Please consider that Estonia is a Nordic country and the camp takes place at WINTER time, so it can be rather cold. Please have enough warm snow/ rain resistant clothes and good water and cold proof shoes with you! Camp language is English. Participation fee Since EstYES neither its camp partner Fire Artist’s Association does not receive sufficient financial support for this camp from municipality nor from private sources we have to charge participants an extra fee of 110 Euro. It has to be paid by volunteers upon arrival to the camp, and it is to cover food, transportation and administration costs.