For the first time we will be running an event in which we bring a community of young people together who are interested in creating art. We don’t expect anyone who participates in this event to be a master artist but we want to experience this event with a number of people who enjoy producing fantasy artwork together.
For this event we are bringing in an established fantasy artist who has had years of experience working in the gaming industry. We want to go to the Canary Islands in the middle of winter where we will find the perfect climate and inspiration to produce great artwork. The artist will not only be an instructor but he will also help us learn about what it means to work as a freelance artist, how to build your portfolio, how to get in touch with art directors and what to watch out for. If you are an aspiring artist or if you just enjoy drawing and painting a loathes event is for you!
The event will take place from: January 9th – January 16h 2023 (please remember to reserve a travel day before and after the event, keep those days free!)
The event will take place in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. The place we will be staying at is called Real Club Victoria, Escuela de Vela. We will sleep there and have our meals there.
Do I need to have any drawing/painting experience?
Yes, you should have some experience with creating art. You don’t need to be experienced but we want to offer an atmosphere in which we create art together and learn from each other.
Who can apply?
You should be at least 18 years old and not older than 30. We can only accept participants from the countries listed below. Currently slots are still available for: Germany, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Italy, Luxembourg, Romania, Spain, Sweden. All applications will be reviewed and evaluated by the coordination team. The best applications will be chosen and both the accepted and rejected applicants will be notified. We are planning to close the first round of applications at the latest by the end of November 2022. If we haven’t filled all slots by then we will open a second round until all slots have been filled, so applying sooner gives you an advantage.
What about accommodation and food?
We will stay at Real Club Victoria, Escuela de Vela (in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria). More detailed information about the location will be shared here soon.
We will have breakfast and dinner prepared for us at the location we will be staying at.
What about sightseeing and resting?
During the event we will spend some time outside, visiting locations that can inspire us. We expect you to be present and on time at all workshops but you will have plenty of free time (however, you are responsible for getting enough sleep!). We will also have a free afternoon which you can use to explore the surrounding on your own or to rest and recover.
Included in the event are:
- Flights from your home country and an airport in your area (might not be the closest one since we need to take cheap flights for everyone to stay within the budget)
- Accommodation in Gran Canaria
- Food and drinks
- Entry fees for places we visit together
- Travels within Gran Canaria
- 40 Euros for Dragon Legion Members
- 50 Euros for non-members
The event is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union that supports intercultural exchange of young people. This allows us to cover most parts of the travel costs and accommodation costs for the participants.
Why does the event have a fee if it gets funding?
We have a very tight budget and we would love to pay for everyone but we simply can’t. With the fees of 40 € / 50 € we can pay for the budget overrun so that we don’t end up paying extra for the event. We think this is a good price for a week of creating fantasy art together and learning about becoming an artist, including food, accommodation, materials and travel. If you cannot afford the fee but still want to participate please give a statement about it in your application. We know there are bad situations in some countries right now and we want to make sure that everyone has the chance to be part of this event, so we decided to have 1-2 slots for free for those who really need them. Please don’t abuse this. We cover the travel costs for the flight, the travel from the airport to our location, lodging, food and drinks and any group activities. You just need to take care of your travel to the airport in your home country.
Who is organizing the event?
The people behind this event are active members of the Dragon Legion, young people who are interested in cultural exchange, creating innovative events, and role-playing games. We are all volunteers who organize this in our free time.
Will there be more events of this type?
We certainly hope so. e have been trying out new types of events and this is the first time we are running an art event. We are currently working on different plans. If you are from a country that is not eligible at the moment you could get in touch with us and help us open up the next event for your country as well. Contact email: info [at] dragon-legion.com
Need more information?
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. Just send us an email: info [at] dragon-legion.com. Once we received and checked your application you will get a confirmation email. You can submit your application below.