Journey with us as we delve into the cross section of art, science, and nature in the land of fire and ice. This summer you will be part of an art residency, working with professionals discovering a country that transformed from a UN developing nation to a world leader in sustainable energy.
Based on our principles of experiential education, arts immersion and living close to nature you will be more than a tourist you will be an explorer, an artist in residence and a citizen of the world.
Together, we will create a short film studying Iceland’s sustainability practices. Through the lens of the filmmaker, we will explore hot springs, waterfalls and glaciers on an artistic journey answering some of the planet’s most pressing issues.
Our program in South Iceland is situated in the town of Hveragerði, world capital of hot springs, famous for its geothermal hot river where people bathe year round. Our network of local artists and filmmakers is immense and we will partner with the professionals to learn hands on, and interview professionals in the field.
To travel with the Barat Foundation is profoundly different than traveling with other programs. We are leaders in experiential education and students are fostered in a nurturing environment encouraged to find their voice and learn important communication and media making skills. We believe that our students are the leaders of tomorrow and our programs are geared towards their creative evolution and personal empowerment.
Art and Ecology Program in Iceland:
Our program in South Iceland is situated in a town called Hveragerði, world famous for its geothermal hot river and hot springs. Based on our principles of experiential education, arts immersion, and living close to nature we will co-create a short documentary about the area. South Iceland’s charm lies in its many large and impressive waterfalls, glaciers, hot springs and unique geology. It is the world leader in sustainable energy development, where 85% of total primary energy supply is derived from domestically produced renewable energy sources.
Our staff has over 15 years of experience leading arts and nature programs in this land of fire and ice. Students will learn about Iceland’s sustainability initiatives and ecosystems, and have the opportunity to work one on one with local renowned artists in a highly unique art and ecology immersion program. Arts workshops include digital photography, film-making, visual arts including found object art, and creative writing, as well as creating a small documentary project with the students about their experience. Up to 40 hours of community service working in Iceland’s geothermally heated greenhouses will be offered as well.
Fees: $6,495 plus airfare