About the local hosting organizationStudio ALTA is a multicultural space and a creative hub focused on contemporary dance. Located in four industrial halls with a total area of 1800 square meters, you will find a theatre, two rehearsal rooms for artistic research and creative workshops, ateliers, and shared offices. The informal cafe - the Living Room - became the venue for discussions as well as interdisciplinary and community activities for all generations. The artistic programme of Studio ALTA emphasizes courageous and innovative pieces; pieces that encourage engagement, creativity, sharing, and an open minded and constructive dialogue. The theatre is closed during summer and needs to be prepared for the next season. The aim of the workcamp is to help with the renovation and connect volunteers with the team of Studio ALTA.
About the volunteer workThe work will be manual and it will take place both indoors and outdoors. It will not be very physically demanding. You are going to do the following tasks: scratching floor in the cafe, concreting the floor i creating an access for disabled people, painting the theatre, planting bushes, flowers and herbs in the courtyard, repairing benches, chairs and tables, repainting the outside navigation signs, installing the lights, etc. Bring some comfortable working clothes which can get dirty.
Local accommodationAccommodation will be arranged on the floor of one of the halls of Studio ALTA (100m2) i please, bring your own mat, a sleeping bag and a pillow. 1-2 showers and 4 toilets are available. In the cafe, there will be an improvised kitchen where you can cook. Once a week, the local partner will arrange a common meal for everyone. If the weather is nice, you can use the courtyard.
About the project locationPrague, Holesovice. It is an attractive part of Prague with active alternative cultural scene. It is a place where young creative people such as artists, designers or cafe owners are currently based. Studio ALTA is located in a large industrial complex bordering both active urban zone and the biggest park in Prague.Study part: Look behind the scenes and learn what is necessary to run a theatre, studios and the entire community center. Every morning, we offer regular warm-up exercises with a professional lecturer (physical activities strengthening your body and mind). If you are interested, you can take classes of Afro dance, Ballet or improvisation. A tour in Prague guided by the locals can be arranged as well. At the end of the workcamp, a visit of a choreographic seminar is planned.Leisure time: A ping-pong table is available in Studio ALTA; in Stromovka Park close to the center you can slackline, play football, volleyball or basketball, go for jogging, take a sunbath or play board games. You can also go to a theatre, cinema or visit a concert. It is also possible to go for a trip outside Prague (have a barbecue or bath in a lake). Right next to ALTA, there are two climbing walls (rope and boulder), a swimming pool etc.
RequirementsThis workcamp is mainly for people who are interested in culture and arts. We welcome responsible, skillful and individually thinking people, who can sensitively combine work and fun. We prefer communicative people, who have courage and can easily fit into new environments and collectives. People only interested in visiting Prague are advised to choose another type of program. Please send a special motivation letter with your application with your motivation for joining the project and work with us in our center. Thank you.Note: There is a cat called and 268;i269;a living in the Studio (in case you are allergic).
Extra info about the projectMotivation letter