Your mission will be to create and realize paintings on 15 poly-chrome columns. These columns are made of PVC, used as diverted contemporary material. The columns measure 40 cm in diameter and more than 2.6 m in height. Afterwards they will be installed on the main square of the city until October. The camp will end with a grand inauguration party. You will be accompanied by a camp leader and an artistic leader.
You will be accommodated in a campsite “La forêt” at Chénérailles, located by the lake with a beach for swimming. The work camp and the city are in walking distance. You will sleep in a two-person tent, showers and toilets are at the campsite and collective life will take place at the House of Culture, which will be entirely reserved for you. The group will be sharing the cleaning chores and preparing meals together. The budget will be allocated to the group leader and you will participate in the preparation of dishes using healthy products from the market and local producers.
Chénérailles is situated at Creuse departement. This is hilly territory, just right for nature lovers and hikers. Touristic visits will be organized to allow you to discover castles, ponds, forests and meadows and, in particular, the beautiful forest of Chénérailles. You will stay next to a bathing spot, perfect to freshen up at any time during summer! On weekends you can take advantage of events and small concerts in the cities of Aubusson and Guéret.
For more information have a look at: https://www.tourisme-creuse.com
Do you have an artistic spirit? Do you like painting? This workcamp is great for you then!
After organizing a big medieval festival, the volunteers of the association «Les Amis du Vieux Chénérailles» planned a new event this summer, in order to energize their city: Un Air de Fête. This is an artistic intergenerational and intercultural project. The volunteers have worked on its conception with Ukrainian students and now it is time to bring it into life! The objective is to decorate the main square with 15 designed columns. It is the first time that the association’s volunteers welcome international ones. They are looking forward to meeting you and will make sure that you have a pleasant stay in their town.
Please bring good shoes, working clothes and your swimsuit. As nights can be quite cold, remember to bring warm clothes and a sleeping bag as well. You can also bring recipes from your home country, musical instruments and games. You will get around Chénérailles by foot and occasionally by minibus.
Foreigners belonging to the European Union must bring with them a personal EHIC (European Health Insurance Card), and everybody must, in any case, bring their insurance certificate. If health issues happen on the project, volunteers will have to pay for it, and will then be reimbursed once back in their home country.