Help with our educational theatre cultural project in Thessaloniki, Greece

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  • Description

    Description

    Our priority of needs are :
    - Cleaning - Maintenance of the space
    - Carpentry skills
    - Large scale projects electrician
    - Upcycling crafts - furniture (with guidance if needed)
    - Cooking
    - Organising our storage spaces (3 spaces of over 100 square meters, with a zillion of things inside)


    Welcome to our non profit organization, which has been active since 2011. This works as a social cultural hub for creatives, activists, enterprenes , as well as professional and amateur artists all over the world, which we host during the whole year and contribute to the unique atmosphere surrounding this place. We are located in an old brewery factory in the port of Thessaloniki. The brewery is mostly a ruin, which we slowly renovate with our own hands and lots of volunteers over time.
    Our names are Dionisis and Evita and we are with all our heart and energy in this place. We are located at the port of the city Thessaloniki. Thessaloniki is the second biggest city in Greece, and offers a vibrant life, with many young people due to the many universities. More, we are very lucky to have the beach only an hour boat drive away from us.
    We always need volunteers who help us working on the place and fill it with life, energy and ideas!
    Feel free to scroll through our profile and pictures, check out our facebook and website. Contact us for any questions you might have 😊 We are looking forward to hear from you.
    Evita and Dionisis

    MISSION STATEMENT
    This is mostly a self-funded sociο-cultural hub initiative. Itis a vision, an idea, a place of culture, a shelter or even better a home for theatre, music, plastic arts, dance, movies, literature and every form of creative expression. But above all it’s a space where we still dream, we imagine and we create.

    Our aim is to support creatives, amateurs, visionaries, nurture and culture collaborations, build bridges of mobility, support learning for people of all ages and backgrounds, promote modern culture and all of the above in a space that is open and accessible to all without prejudice, in a building which is considered one of the most important industrial monuments of Greece, the old FIX brewery.

    It is a non-profit arts and culture community on a quest to enhance and promote artistic expression and opportunities that protects education, inclusivity, anti-oppression,non violence, well being and peace while cultivating a community committed to this lifestyle.

    It is structured in a way that is designed to involve three broader communities: creative audience, local artists and international artists. To achieve this, we have formed a dynamic community consisting of people of different personalities, nationalities, ages, educational levels and orientations.

    As we connect, form synergies and learn how to work collectively, we create the conditions for the building to become a common good: a vibrant center where the involved parties can communicate their social and artistic actions.Within the old beer brewery we currently have two venues, a black box undeground theatre and a venue rigged with 10 rigging points for aerial arts.

    Location
    As mentioned before, we are located in an old brewery factory in the port of Thessaloniki. However, you can easily reach the city centre in a few minutes, with the bus station located right in front of our building. If you would like to enjoy the surrounding beaches, you can use the ferries, which are taking off in the city centre. The ferries work as water taxis and cost around 3 Euros. You will be at the next beach in between one hour. We learned from our previous workawayers, that this is a wonderful way to reach the next beaches.

    Our work here

    We depend very much on volunteers, which are also our target group. With all of you, we are able to keep on doing what we love. We constantly host volunteers helping us around and contribute with their skill, talent or personality to this place.
    Members of the organization, include people who have experience and expertise in the organization, implementation and monitoring of festivals, conferences, bilateral and multilateral projects, but also people with a university education, including Education and Social Policy graduates: Adult Education (Specialist in Continuing education and Consulting), Law, Psychology, Literature, Social Worker and other specialties that are necessary when one deals with young people.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet
    Teaching

  • 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
  • Help

    Help

    The ideal workawayer profile is someone who is pro active, motivated and able to work independently on given tasks. The basic tasks for all workawayers include the house maintenance each day.

    HOW DOES A TYPICAL DAY GO ?

    The day begins with everyone contributing to the daily cleaning / maintenance of the space (it takes around 45 minutes ) which is then followed by our community task of the day (something we tackle all together, be it making marmelade , preparing pickles, organising a storage, or deep cleaning our kitchen, the variety of tasks is endless.)

    COOKING - Everyone cooks on rotation for the team, like that we get to experience different cultures influences and tastes. We cook mostly vegetarian.

    CREATIVE/ ADMIN tasks
    Within the weekly schedule everyone has time for some creative/ admin task, which is customised per person, based on their skills and the needs of the space. We try to keep a balance between mandane tasks that are needed to be done, and creativity and fun, which is what keeps us going :)

    We would love our workawayers to leave their personal print at this place.

    If you are an artist, and would love to host a workshop, we are happy to work with you on it. For this, please send us a detailed description of your project, with the goal, objective and length of such. We are also particularly interested in projects that can be part of a street performance festival!

    We used to have before CORONA different art projects ongoing; such as a jam session, yoga classes, guitar lessons, creative writing etc. You are welcome to participate in such for free or at a discounted fee (depends on the workshop) and make suggestions for improvements.

    In CORONA times we are doing such workshops as a skillshare between our resident members, this may change by September of course.

    We have 3 dogs, 9 cats and will adopt chickens again chickens. Having said that when joining our team one has to be an animal lover. Part of the duties is taking care of the chickens.

    We are experimenting with an urban garden so from March onwards taking care of the garden is also a task that can be assigned.

    We are volunteering at the central fruit market , helping in sorting fruit and vegetables that would end up in the landfill to be salvaged and donated to social structures in the city

    We hope to initiate a Social Kitchen project by the summer of 2020

    More additional tasks opportunities:
    - Social media promotion
    If you are into web design, and want to help us improving our website and facebook page. If you have skills including graphic design, fund raising, project writing, proofreading etc. ., we would love to hear from you! We regularly need someone who is able to create media for the studio's promotion, public relations documents, updating the website/facebook page, and promoting the events.

    - Handy men/women are always welcome, who want to help to fix things at the studio. Fixing chairs, building out of pallets, building raised bed gardens, etc. If you are handy with tools and creation, skilled and known for being a fixer-upper, we would love to hear from you!

    Accommodation
    You will have a large room, shared with the other volunteers. The living area, bathroom and kitchen are also shared. This also includes the library, theatre room, dancing room, internet access and so on. More, you will have three meals a day.

    Volunteering hours expected
    Generally our workawayers will spend one hour per day on the house maintenance, one hour on the additional project (e.g. theatre room). and the remaining time is organised with tasks during our weekly co ordination meeting. We host a weekly skillshare meeting, and we hope a monthly bbq soon :)
    We also have a reflection meeting every 2 weeks to touch base on how we feel, where we are creatively and anything else that feels that it needs to be addressed.
    During the shifts there are some tasks that are assigned based on the current needs of the project. We try to fit in the workshops within the shifts time and usually when one gets acquainted with the space, thousands of ideas come up on how to better use the shift times. More, we encourage you to fill the time with creative activities.
    In the past our workawayers used our theatre room to give each other dancing lessons, made photo shoots around the place, had a movie night, painting, drawing etc always with co ordination with the community manager. Of course you can also use them for you personally, reading, watching movies, painting, etc.
    With our past workawayers we have been working on a schedule, which suits all workawayers. If you are interested in staying with us for a while, we are happy to organize a skype meeting and share the template with you.

  • Languages spoken

    Greek: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will have a large room, shared with the other volunteers. The living area, bathroom and kitchen are also shared. This also includes the library, theatre room, dancing room, internet access and so on. More, you will have three meals a day.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Our space has access to high speed internet in all areas, theatre, co working space, and accomodation space. We could host digital nomads and exchange ideas and know how , we can host workawayers who work online in their spare time on their own project , our community schedule is usually from 10 am till 4pm and there is a lunch break from 2 till 3 , however we are flexible to adjust the schedule based on the working schedule of the volunteer.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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


















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