10 August 2013

Call for Romanian participants for an artistic training in France

Call for 4 Romanian participants for the Art'up project in Bédeille, France (October 1st to 11th, 2013). This is an artistic training course financed in the frame of "Youth in action" program.

Deadline: 21/08/2013
Please notice that this call is for Romanian participants only. Other applications will not be considered.


Type of project: Training Course

Location: Bédeille, France (Toulouse region, see attached photos)
Organizer: Sol Afrika (http://www.solafrika.com)

Presentation of the project:

Have you noticed that artistic education has not a great place within traditional formal education?

And do you agree that mastering certain form of art can be extremely fulfilling as well as useful in a lot of situations? Practicing dance and theater can help you to be able to talk and move easily, to be at ease in public…fine arts can give you manual skills and develop your creativity...art is also a well-used way to express oneself when expression is difficult, it can makes you aware of important notions and opinions…all things and skills that can help you to enrich your personal life, give you ideas and tools to develop great projects and even possibly give you skills to make easier your occupational integration or the one of young people you work with!

Art’up will take place in France in the first part of October. Its aim is for the participants to acquire artistic and transverse organization skills in different forms of art: theater, sculpture, painting and photography, dance. Activities will be lead by qualified persons and will include observation and reflection about works of arts and techniques, theoretical presentations and most of all practical workshops and presentations of our work to others.

  • Forum theater
  • Theatrical games and practice
  • Singing workshop
  • Painting study and workshop
  • Land art and pottery/sculpture workshop
  • Debates and games about art as a way of expression 
  • Visiting Toulouse
  • Cinema evening
  • Splitting up in working teams for the everyday life tasks: preparing lunch, cleaning the living space
  • Preparation and setting of the final exhibition of all our works of art.

Participant profile
  • passion for art
  • communication skills
  • fluency in English
  • no age limit

Financial conditions
Organizers of this project will be able to cover the following costs:
  • 100% of accommodation; 
  • 100% of meals; 
  • 100% of activities, materials and training; 
  • 70% of the cheapest transport costs, up to a limit of 415 EUR/person for the total cost 
A participation fee covering administrative costs for this project will be paid by each participant (the fee will be paid in RON, by bank transfer at the exchange rate given by the Romanian National Bank (BNR) for the day of payment; the fee will be paid after the participants are selected. Please don't pay any fee before you receive the confirmation e-mail): 15 EUR for GEYC Community applicants and 25 EUR for other applicants.


  • until 21st of August - submitting applications
  • until 23rd of August - selection of participants and notifications; 
  • until 25th of August - purchasing travel tickets and submitting participant's individual data (dietary and medical requirements); 
  • from 1st to 11th of October- activities take place; 
  • until 15th of october - participants are required to submit three photos and an article to describe the project for GEYC's website to roxana.constantin@geyc.ro

Please note that ...
  • Accommodation and place of activities are rustic (photos). Some people will sleep in house, some other in tents (there are mattresses in the tents which make them very comfortable). There is a Mongolian tent, an Indian tent and some more European camping tents (for 2 persons).  There will be enough sleeping bags and covers, but if you have a personal sleeping bag you can bring it with you!
  • The organizer of this project is an ecological oriented association. Be ready to use dry toilets, to collect separately organic waste, plastic, papers and bottles (for recycling). Don't worry if you don't know what to do and how to use it, there will be some explanations in the first day!
  • One of the most important principles of this experience is collective life. Be ready to be part of cooking & cleaning teams! Don't worry if you are a mess in the kitchen, you will surely find a place to help (cleaning vegetables, cutting cheese etc.), the most important is to be opened for this experience!