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NEW: PEATS Spain – Street art and mask making in Catalonia

Dates:  May 2022  depending on local covid19 related travel requirements
Number of UK Participants: 4

Duration: 32 days

PEATS Application form

This placement is managed by the host organisation Amics de Riba-rroja d’Ebre (“Riba-roja d’Ebre ‘s friends, a non profit organisation) and supported by their partner organisation Riba Rocks Association (non profit organisation). The placement will take place in Riba-roja d’Ebre 2 hrs west of Barcelona in the mountains area along the river d’Ebre in Catalonia.

This placement is managed by the host organisation Amics de Riba-roja d’Ebre (Riba-roja d’Ebre‘s friends, a non-profit organisation) and supported by their partner organisation Riba Rocks Association (non-profit organisation). The placement will take place in Riba-roja d’Ebre 2 hrs west of Barcelona in the mountain area along the river d’Ebre in Catalonia.

location: Riba-roja d’Ebre

Itinerary

The 2021 itinerary includes:

  • Art: art in streets – As part of the Riba Rocks’ Riu d’art Open Air Gallery, you will participate in a collaborative mural in the streets of the village. Working with local artist Sarah Misselbrook to create a large scale wall based artwork based on local inspiration.
  • Land Art workshop with local artist focussing on connections with nature, environmental sustainability and art in place.
  • 4 day workshop creating a placement journey diary with local illustrator Roser Gay
  • Paper maché mask workshop with the artist Isabel Torres
  • Demonstrations by local ceramic artist Adria Cid and pyrographer Enric Arboli (tbc)

The placement will include visits to Sebes nature reserve, Juniper ovens, Civil war trenches, walks in the mountains of Catalonia, a visit to Horta de Sant Juan Picasso museum and the Gaudí interactive museum in Reus, a guided tour of the Riu d’art open air gallery featuring over 30 works by local and international artists, as well as visits to the local churches of Berrus and Santa Madrona.

Flights to Reus or Barcelona

Accommodation: Shared static home on an off-grid, ecological, traditional olive finca (farm)

Meals: Breakfast and lunch provided in accommodation, family style dinners as well as meals in local tapas restaurants and community meals in the street.

Communication: Hi speed fiber-optic wifi available free of charge at local bars, also desks available at the local co-working office, wide spread 4G available in the village, check with mobile network for coverage. 4G wifi available on the olive farm.
Transport: Transfers from Reus Airport available and trains run from Barcelona El Prat Airport three times a day. A local pool car available to assigned driver over 25 with 2 years UK driving licence.
Weather: Hotter than UK – early June can reach 30 degrees, although you can cool off with a swim in the River Ebro!

 

 

 

Funding

The placement is funded by the EU Erasmus + scheme and covers return flights, accommodation, car hire costs and a subsistence allowance.

If you are interested in this placement, then please read through the information on the PEATS traditional skills main page. You will find the application form is available to download on this page, as is the “Quality Commitment” which all applicants have to read.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission

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