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Graffiti festival in Svitene Manor Park

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Soort werk
Festival, Handarbeid
28 april t/m 7 mei
Aantal deelnemers
10 (5 mannen en 5 vrouwen)

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Park Preparation for festival activities (April 28th - May 2nd):
• Clearing leaves and debris from the park.
• Cleaning and maintaining pathways.
• Setting up a fire pit area.
• Installing tents for festival participants.
• Preparing surfaces for graffiti art (e.g., there will be 20 - 26 large wooden slabs to be primed).
During the Festival (May 3rd - 5th):
• Assisting with the festival setup and ongoing needs.
• Cooking and serving campfire soup for participants.
• Participating in graffiti and discussion workshops, emphasizing the theme of diversity.
Post-Festival Activities (May5th - 6th):
• Assisting in cleaning and restoring the park.
• Debriefing and reflection sessions.
It's essential for volunteers to be adaptable, especially since the work is predominantly outdoors and the schedule might be influenced by weather conditions. This might mean that certain tasks or activities could be postponed or altered. No prior experience is required; however, the nature of the work demands good physical health and a genuine enthusiasm for outdoor activities.

Onderstaande informatie komt direct van onze partnerorganisatie en wordt daarom niet in het Nederlands weergegeven.

Volunteers will be housed in the Svitene Youth Center, located within the vicinity of the Svitene Manor Park. The Youth Center offers a spacious communal room for everyone to stay together. Situated on the second floor of the Svitenes Community Center (tautas nams), the facility provides shower amenities on the same floor, while the kitchen for meal preparations is on the ground floor. The environment is basic yet comfortable, ensuring a restful stay. Please bring your own sleeping bag.
Volunteers will receive food supplies and will be responsible for their cooking and cleaning. An intercultural evening will be organized, so we encourage you to bring traditional food, recipes, or drinks from your country.

Onderstaande informatie komt direct van onze partnerorganisatie en wordt daarom niet in het Nederlands weergegeven.

Every evening, volunteers from different countries will be in charge of presenting their country of origin and culture in an informal way. It can be a presentation, a game, theatre – the form of introduction is up to you! Therefore, we encourage you to bring along some food, photos, or anything interesting related to your country for a fun and informative evening amongst other volunteers.
Svitene village is 20 km from the municipal center of Bauska and 89 km from Latvia's vibrant capital, Riga, Svitene offers a harmonious blend of nature and history.
Svitene, with its rich history and natural beauty, is home to the Svitene Manor and it’s historical Park, a testament to Latvia's architectural and cultural legacy. Also it is surrounded by rich cultural and natural landmarks. Notably, in close proximity to Svitene is the Rundāle Palace, one of the most magnificent Baroque and Rococo architecture masterpieces in the Baltic region.
Additionally, nearby attractions include the Mežotne Hillfort, a site of ancient Semigallian settlements, the medieval Bauska Castle, and various other historical and scenic spots. These locations offer a blend of Latvia's rich history and breathtaking landscapes, ensuring that volunteers have a fulfilling and enriching experience during their free time.
This workcamp gives you the opportunity to spend an amazing time in Latvia with other international volunteers and to have an incredible experience where participants share their knowledge with each other while exploring creativity, environmental issues, and intercultural learning.

Onderstaande informatie komt direct van onze partnerorganisatie en wordt daarom niet in het Nederlands weergegeven.

"Mums pieder pasaule" was founded in 2011 as a non-profit youth organization dedicated to community development and active citizenship. With a focus on sustainable development and community engagement, "Mums pieder pasaule" aims to create a positive impact to local community and nature through volunteer-driven initiatives and to improve the quality of life of young people in the countryside. The main activities that we offer are workshops, seminars and local events, but from 2024 – workcamps as well.

Onderstaande informatie komt direct van onze partnerorganisatie en wordt daarom niet in het Nederlands weergegeven.

We expect 100 participants to draw graffiti paintings in teams. The festival in Svitene unfolds over three days, focusing on graffiti art and diversity:
Day 1: Participants arrive, register, and set up tents. Group bonding and teambuilding activities.
Day 2: Creating graffiti artworks. Ongoing video filming and radio sessions discussing diversity.
Day 3: Setting up an exhibition of the completed graffiti artworks in the park. Artwork appreciation walk and evaluation by a jury.
This program encapsulates the essence of the festival, blending artistic creation, learning, and community engagement around the theme of diversity. The creation and display of 20 large-scale graffiti paintings on the theme of diversity at Svitene Manor Park represent not only a significant cultural contribution but also serve as a catalyst for community engagement, education, and economic growth. The exhibition of works in Svitene Park will be open to all visitors for free throughout 2024.

Het inschrijfgeld voor dit project bedraagt € 345, exclusief € 50 korting voor studenten en jongeren onder de 18.

Let op: naast het inschrijfgeld betaal je ter plekke nog een lokale bijdrage van € 250.


Graffiti festival in Svitene Manor Park





Soort werk






Aantal vrijwilligers

10 (5 mannen en 5 vrouwen)


18 t/m 99 jaar

Lokale bijdrage

€ 250