WORK / PROJECT:
This project will allow SEEDS volunteers to be part of a new and innovative fashion festival in Reykjavík. The Reykjavík Fashion Festival (RFF) was established in 2009, its main objectives were to provide a platform for Icelandic young and emerging designers, as to bring together creative minds from different disciplines into a unique fashion and music experience.
Volunteers will have various tasks and are encouraged to apply for the task that they are most interested in.
2 volunteers: Assisting management and coordination. Good written and spoken English needed.
4 volunteers: Stage creation and production manager. Designers, builders and handy persons
2 volunteers: Administration, preparing goodie bags and handling press kits.
The Reykjavík Fashion Festival itself takes place from the 29th of March to the 1st of April.
In recent years, the creative industries in Iceland have been flourishing. The local market has become a melting pot of exciting new creative enterprises, with individuals seeking to expand their businesses. However despite this desire, these businesses have often been unable to fulfil their potential as a result of limited budgets and the lack of a common creative vehicle.
United by a common passion for Iceland and its unique take on fashion, design and music, Iceland’s foremost creative leaders seek to champion the talent that makes the country so unique. Reykjavik Fashion Festival will see an exciting mixture of fashion, design and music.
SEEDS volunteers will stay in a fully equipped house in Reykjavík; sleeping in shared rooms. Please bring your own sleeping bag.
Volunteers will receive food and be in charge of the different cooking and cleaning activities. Equipped kitchen and washing machine are available.
Please don’t forget to bring food from your home country for the international evening.
Reykjavík is the capital of Iceland, often called “the nightlife capital of the north”. But there is more to Reykjavík than pubs and clubs. Reykjavík also gathers the most interesting of Icelandic culture. It is an incubator of new ideas and styles which often indicates new global trends. It is an International city with a lively Cosmopolitan cultural scene.
The world’s northernmost capital bridges the Atlantic, between Europe and North America. Reykjavík is spread across a peninsula with a panoramic view of the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean on almost all sides.
The population of the city is over 200,000 including the metropolitan area, so two thirds of Iceland’s inhabitants live here. Reykjavík is a dynamic, modern city which lives in harmony with beautiful nature, using renewable energy sources - geothermal power and glacial rivers.
March is the last month when you can see, with a piece of good luck, the Northern lights (Aurora Borealis) in Iceland. In the area closer than 100 Km from Reykjavík, there are several spectacular waterfalls, geysers, impressive coastline and the well-known geothermal Blue Lagoon spa to visit.
English will be the language of the camp; high proficiency is not required.
Closest international Airport: Keflavík/Reykjavík (KEF). Closest bus station: Central Reykjavík bus station (BSÍ).
EXTRAS / SPECIAL REMARKS:
Participation fee EUR 120.
Excursions (Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon or South Shore) will be organised at discount fares for SEEDS volunteers. Bring warm clothes, hats, gloves & scarves as part of the project takes place outside.