Heart4Art 3 is the continuation of a youth exchange that was first successfully made in the summer 2016 in Nava, Asturias. We repeated the same project in the summer of 2017 in at the same place as we had not managed to finish the whole graffiti intervention 2016. Both projects were very successful and received so many good comments from the part of the participants, associations and the locals of the town that’s why we would like to repeat it in another village in Malaga.Youth exchange aims to involve young people to create the street art in the multicultural atmosphere. Street art will be used as a tool to change and inspire, to move people and improve the space. In this artistic intervention participants will transform the walls of the town offered especially for this occasion by the municipality of Villanueva de Algaidas.
The main objective of the project is to explore the talents and share ideas by raising awareness about cultural diversity through the graffiti art. The project will gather young people to learn from each other by exchanging skills, knowledge and experiences in a non-formal setting through interactive sessions with the outcome of making a piece of street art.
The accommodation will be in a youth hostel belongs to the town hall which is occasionally used by pilgrims on the way to Santiago.The hostel is simple but provides everything that the volunteers need. Has a kitchen a nice living room and two showers. However volunteers will have free entrance to the swimming pool so they can also use these facilities.
Project will take place in Villanueva de Algaidas, a town of Malaga in the Comarca de la Nororma, in province of Andalucia in the southern of Spain. Villanueva de Algaidas is a town known by lots of archeological rests from the Roman ages. It has the population of around 4000 inhabitants and lies at the altitude of 536 m above sea level between two mountain chains. Also very famous in that area for rural tourism.
De Amicitia is an Environmental non-profit, non-governmental organization that is located in a rural mountainous area, Sierra Norte, 80 km away from Madrid.
De Amicitia is a member of The Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organisations is an International Non-Governmental Youth Organisation that represents national organisations which promote intercultural education, understanding and peace through voluntary service. The Alliance,
founded in 1982, is presently made up of full, associate and candidate members in 29 countries worldwide.
De Amicitia provides an opportunity for volunteers, both youngsters and adults, to take part in local and international volunteering activities, especially towards environmental protection and sustainable development. These mainly include international workcamps, but also activities in the local areas such as reforestations.
In addition, De Amicitia takes part in International youth exchanges and seminars, both as a host and sending organizations. These are focused primarily on social activities and promoting development, peace and human rights.
Due to our location in a rural area, one of De Amicitia priorities is to help improve local development.
Participants between 18 and 30 years old (in special circumstances also minors) with real artistic background, such as painters, graphic designers, sketchers, cartoonists, graffiti makers or/and in certain cases specially motivated volunteers. We really ask so to make a good selection but still we will ask from all to show us their work before being selected. We seek for such profile in order to contribute better to this project.
Nevertheless participants with fewer opportunities will be very welcome and their circumstances will be take into consideration.
This project is a Youth Exchange. Only for volunteers from Greece, Germany, France, Italy and Spain.Travel expenses are partially covered by Erasmus + The amount depends of the route to the venue of the Exchange for each country.