Help a Cultural Association wanting to do more for art and culture in Góis, Portugal



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    We are an Associação Cultural - a non-profit organization that was formed out the desire of a small group of people who wanted to do more for art and culture in the Góis municipality. In only three years, we have been able to generate several major projects.

    We aim to be a cultural pioneer in the region. To be independent, with a sustainable structure and active participation in public life.

    RAIZVANGUARDA is based in an old primary school, with the ambition to transform the building and its surroundings into an active, creative art space through workshops and regular events; making use of the large rooms and outdoor space available. We hope that we can meet like-minded people who are keen and interested in helping to develop the space.

    Searching now for:

    To-do list:
    - Architecture Project
    - Painting the studio walls and ceiling
    - Old chairs refurbishing
    - Occasional gardening

    !!! Highly valued !!!
    - Graphic designer (for Magazine, general promotion and banner design)
    - Teacher of Your Passion (if you possess a certain passion, skill or expertise that you'd like to teach, we would love to hear from you!)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Escola–Estúdio RAIZVANGUARDA (RV) – is a project-based, interdisciplinary space for artists and all kinds of creative thinkers: writers, musicians, curators, cultural managers, filmmakers and other cultural practitioners devoted to establishing close cooperation through interdisciplinary programmes, residencies and youth exchanges internationally and within Portugal.
    RV is located in a village in central Portugal surrounded by beautiful, green hills and cultivated fields. RV is a place where an artsy soul can fully submerge into a creative state and can enjoy an undisturbed setting.

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    Qualities we are looking for:

    Openness, good common sense, maturity, ability to solve problems independently, enthusiasm and a willingness to get involved. All these qualities are much appreciated. We are open to new ideas about how we can transform the space!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Hours and stay:

    Stay for a minimum of one week and work 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week (time flexible) and maximum length of stay is 2 weeks.

    What can we offer?
    - 2 meals a day (on working days veg and meat options available)
    - Accommodation (basic living quarters, with a bed, shower and kitchen) We can also provide space for those who would like to camp and have a tent or motorhome etc
    - Internet access
    - Laundry facilities

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    About Gois and Bordiero:

    The tranquil municipality of Góis is situated 40km in Coimbra, in the deep, narrow valley of the Ceira, between the mountains of Carvalhal and Rabadão. The towns of Colmeal, Cadafaz, Vila Nova do Ceira and Góis are crossed by the crystal clear waters of Ceira river.

    The 1043 meters of Penedos de Góis are an invitation to those who love adventure and exploring nature, with many tracks perfect for those who are interested in hiking. In Gois itself, there are many cafes, restaurants and a chance to swim in the river and explore the beautiful surroundings.

    There are buses that run to the main village, and we are happy to offer guests the use of our bicycles, which may be used to explore locally. We can also provide the odd lift into village with notice as well as help with planning days off and suggestions for travel.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 546914382854