Social, Environmental & Sustainable International Project

Own Spirit Festival, Baldellou, Spagna
Filed on 08 / 05 / 2019
Closed
Received
€ 1.817
Minimum
€ 15.000
Optimum
€ 30.000
11 Co-financiers
Contributing € 20
• OWN SPIRIT ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION > 1 day

You are signing up for one day activities, organised during the European Sustainable Development Week 30 may - 5 june. These are in-person courses with a duration of 8 hours, based on the practice of Environmental Education activities. In the month of April we will send via e-mail the calendar of the proposed courses, you will be able to choose the course that most captures your attention.

> 00 Co-financiers
Contributing € 35
• WORKSHOP LAND-ART km0 > 1 day

You are signing up for a daily course, where we will make land-art works using several materials at km0. In the month of April we will send via e-mail the calendar of the proposed courses, you will be able to choose the course that most captures your attention and for which you have availability in the months of May-June-July. Food and accommodation included.

> 00 Co-financiers
Contributing € 70
• WORKSHOP GARDEN DESIGN > 2 days

You are signing up for a weekend course in making interactive gardens with the use of different materials and plants, applying some permaculture concept. In the month of April we will send via e-mail the calendar of the proposed courses, you will be able to choose the course that most captures your attention and for which you have availability in the months of May-June-July. Food and lodging included.

> 02 Co-financiers
Contributing € 140
• TICKET OWN SPIRIT FESTIVAL 2019 (24-29 July 2019 - Baldellou) - phase V (16 Mar to 01 June) > including support donation 20%

Get 1 entry to the Own Spirit Festival through the Crowdfunding channel -respecting the different purchase offert phases- of the Own Spirit Festival (24-29 July 2019, Baldellou), contributing and supporting our project of environmental rehabilitation of our place through an support donation, corresponding to 20% extra to support our Own Spirit LAND DESIGN mission. You will receive an email with all the explanations regarding ticket collection.

> 01 Co-financiers
Contributing € 180
• WORKSHOP BIO-CONSTRUCTION > 3 days

You're signing up for a 3-day Bioconstruction course. You will learn from scratch how to handle natural materials such as Bamboo, Arundo donax, Wood, learning specific bio-construction techniques, to the realization of a semi-permanent organic structure.
In the month of April we will send via e-mail the calendar of proposed courses, you will be able to choose the course that most captures your attention and for which you have availability in the months of May-June-July. Food and lodging included.

> 00 Co-financiers
Contributing € 250
• WORKSHOP BIO-CONSTRUCTION > 5 days

You're signing up for a 5-day Bioconstruction course. You will learn from scratch how to handle natural materials such as Bamboo, Arundo donax, Wood, learning specific bio-construction techniques, to the realization of a semi-permanent organic structure.
In the month of April we will send via e-mail the calendar of proposed courses, you will be able to choose the course that most captures your attention and for which you have availability in the months of May-June-July. Food and lodging included.

> 00 Co-financiers

About this project

OWN SPIRIT LAND • Visionary, Sustainable & Holistic Gathering
Material Minimum Optimum
EXPENSES OF MATERIALS AND PLANTS
Materials for workshops - Materials: Garden tools - Plants - Ornamental plant - Orchards plant - Trees - Pipes irrigation system for reforestation
€ 8.500
Infrastructure Minimum Optimum
ORGANIZATION OF WORKSHOPS
Our PERKS are designed to invite you to know and realize together our OWN SPIRIT LAND DESIGN, international socio-environmental and sustainable project. There is the opportunity to live our place in different seasons of the year, through a program of different activities (from 1 day to 5 days) of learning, sensitization and approaches in different techniques of Bioconstruction, Permaculture and Gardening directed to children as adults. There is also the opportunity to express yourself in land-art works, and contribute to our Sustainability Plan, through environmental education activities, where we aim to raise awareness and deepen issues such as climate change and reforestation plan; we also invite neighbors and institutions sensitive to social and environmental issues to participate open talks. With this formula we want to promote our landscaping and sustainability plan, and we are super excited to enlarge our Landmark Own Spirit family.
€ 6.500
Task Minimum Optimum
TICKETS + SUPORTES 20%
Possibility to buy your ticket to the Own Spirit Festival through the Crowdfunding channel, respecting the different purchase phases of the Own Spirit Festival (24-29 July 2019, Baldellou), contributing and supporting our project of environmental rehabilitation of our place through an support donation, corresponding to 20% extra to support our Own Spirit LAND DESIGN mission. You will receive an email with all the explanations regarding ticket collection.
€ 15.000
Total € 15.000 € 30.000
Necessary
Supplemental

General information

Own Spirit is a transformational festival inspired by other predecessors such as Boom Festival in Portugal, Burning Man in the USA, and Ozora in Hungary, which receive people from all over the world in each edition. Our purpose is to make the Own Spirit Festival the reference in Spain, where different cultures meet and interact in complete synergy with nature, developing a 100% sustainable event and respecting human and natural factors.

We currently reach 47 countries and four continents, having reached more than 10000 people in our first four editions, the last of which already took place in our current location: a spectacular 15-hectares area on the banks of the Santa Ana reservoir, near the village of Baldellou, in La Litera District. This is an area with fantastic natural resources and scarce population and absorbing the Festival means to develop the area economically and cultivating responsible tourism that we promote with our values of sustainability and landscaping.

Main features and goals of the crowdfunding campaign

Mission of the project

Own Spirit's greatest added value is its social capital, thanks to the enormous commitment of each person involved who constantly dedicates their love and shares their wisdom and dedication with the joint desire to create a harmonious space with the people who live the festival, paying attention to every detail, from the caring of the people for the space in which we live. It is a continuous relationship that seeks coherence between our internal and external realities.

From the soul of Own Spirit we want to invite you to be an active part of this great project that takes care of the mother earth, for this reason we would like all participants to be accomplices and to feel as an integral part of the project and the landscape.

SUSTAINABILITY Mission

Own Spirit Festival believes that integration with nature is the key for meeting the cathartic experience and consciousness that the festival offers. We are fully engaged respecting the environment at all stages of the festival's development. Grateful to be able to celebrate this gathering of souls in a beautiful land. We are aware of the environmental impact that we could cause and we commit ourselves to develop a sustainable action plan that has continuity over time, since we have the opportunity to use this space in the long term.

During the first edition in the new location, we have collected consumption data in order to minimize them and to be able to use them more efficiently in the following editions, to reduce and optimize resources each year.

This year, carrying out the 2018 emissions compensation plan, we introduce PERMACULTURE and continue developing the concepts of BIO-CONSTRUCTION and LAND-ART, to carry out a LANDSCAPE PLAN with a 10 year plan theview.

The SUSTAINABLE ACTION PLAN 2018 was carried out with good results. Thanks to this plan, the festival has won an international recognition "A GREENER FESTIVAL AWARD", a prize reserved for the festivals that are committed to reduce their environmental impact. For the 2019 edition we will also participate, to continue improving the quality and efficiency of our actions in different sectors.

LAND Mission

Own Spirit's LAND project is the vision and mission of a long-term project, where human factors constantly interact with nature.

Nature guides us on the way to further improvement, bringing together new synergies that allow us to build our home. The same place offers us the materials to realize step by step the necessary structures with different methods of bioconstruction. Showers, compost toilets and bars were built with materials of km 0.

We take all the details into consideration. Last year a great job was done to channel the gray water towards the ponds where, this year, we would like to apply phytodepuration by planting plants with a double function, which purify and, at the same time, allow us to collect useful materials for bioconstruction (Arundo donax, Bambú, Wood). We would like to use the purified waters to create an irrigation system of the food forest and synergic garden system, with the intention of contributing to sustain our km 0 food diet, through the application of some key concepts of permaculture.

One of our goals for this year is to build a totally new concept of space where the energies of those who believe, like us, that another world is possible converge and creativity is manifested in land-art works and gardens as rest areas for recreation and social exchange.

Nature gives us very rainy winter and very dry summer, so we need a great irrigation plan with timers for the spring and summer seasons; in winter and autumn the abundant rains help us hydrate the earth, but they cause serious erosion problems so we would like to solve them with some interventions of naturalistic engineering, with natural gardens of autochthonous plants where the roots will help us stabilize the soil.

We also want to offset CO2 emissions. A study and reforestation plan is already underway with a pilot project on environmental education and climate change through open days and the organisation of workshops to raise awareness among both children and adults in the immediate and distant surroundings, right up to the institutions.

With the crowdfunding we want to share with all of you our Own Spirit LAND mission for this year and we ask for your collaboration so that this is done step by step, respecting and flowing in harmony with the rhythms of nature and giving strength to our shared synergies.

FOOD Mission

From Own Spirit we desire all participants to participate in our campaign that invites a healthy diet for the soul and body and an eco-sustainable consumption. For this reason, in our catering area we invite projects that support our principles with homemade production of fresh food, seasonal and km 0 and willing to respect the recycling regulations provided by our sustainability plan (such as the prohibition of single-use plastic and cleaning products that are not biodegradable and ecological).

MUSICAL Mission

Own Spirit Festival offers the possibility to immerse yourself in three different musical scenarios: Mainfloor, Temple of Frequencies, Holistic Zone.

The • Mainfloor • is the historical stage where you can experience a deep connection between cathartic dance and the music of different styles of the world: Psychedelic Trance - Progressive - Fullon - Goa - Forest - Dark Trance, with the respective best artists carefully selected in the international framework.
Own Spirit's roots are found here, in the mixture of sweeter and more melodic sounds during the day and faster and darker sounds at night, in order to offer a complete and varied experience to our audience.

The • Temple of Frequencies • is the chosen stage for the most experimental genres at low rhythm, it is a mixture of sounds that start from Dub and Electronic Experimental, Downtime, chill-out and Midtime up to Techno, Psytechno and Darkprogressivo. These sonorities accompany more introspective journeys and embrace more diverse tastes.

In the • Holistic Zone • (formed by the Healing Area, the Circus arts, the Conscient Family and the Rainbow Zone) we approach a musical world with more instrumental performances and live concerts, we dedicate the whole space to activities such as natural therapies, circus arts, healing rituals, yoga etc. All activities dedicated to human beings and their evolution, as well as, activities where families and children interact. This year we introduce concerts of cumbia and shamanic techno from South America.

The selected artists come from all over the world and will perform in the form of Live instrumental - Liveset and Djset.

HOLISTIC ZONE Mission (Healing Area, Circus Art, Conscient Family, Rainbow Zone)

In the • Holistic Zone • we work to cooperate in the evolutionary process through personal and collective growth with workshops and different activities to feed the body, mind and soul. In this area you will find: the Healing Area, the Circus Arts, the Conscient Family and the Rainbow Zone.

In the •Healing Area• you will be able to relax and reconnect with your inner self with the accompaniment of great and powerful therapists, specialized in different arts and therapies.

The • Circus Arts • is the most eccentric and fun space in the Holistic Zone; here clowns, jugglers, trapeze artists, storytellers and circus professionals will surprise you with their incredible shows and workshops.

From the • Conscient Family • designed for the evolution of children and their cognitive, psychomotor and spiritual development, we propose you to enjoy the festival as a family, a place where the youngest will be able to enjoy the festival in their own way: discovering, playing and laughing from the hand of their parents, which is how best they learn and evolve.

Finally, in the • Rainbow Zone • the ceremonial and therapeutic aspect is cultivated in a more personal and intimate way. In this area you will find three spaces that come together in the same purpose, self-knowledge and care for ourselves: Mamma Yurta, Temazcal and Therapies Space.

Why this is important

Our perks are designed to invite you to know and realize together our OWN SPIRIT LAND DESIGN, international socio-environmental and sustainable project. There is the opportunity to live our place in different seasons of the year, through a program of different activities (from 1 day to 5 days) of learning, sensitization and approaches in different techniques of Bioconstruction, Permaculture and Gardening directed to children as adults. There is also the opportunity to express yourself in Land-Art works, and contribute to our Sustainability Plan, through environmental education activities, where we aim to raise awareness and deepen issues such as climate change and reforestation plan; we also invite neighbors and institutions sensitive to social and environmental issues to participate open talks. With this formula we want to promote our landscaping and sustainability plan, and we are super excited to enlarge our Landmark Own Spirit family.

One of our objectives is to spread our 'Green' Own Spirit, enriching the possibility of expanding our networks.

We get in touch with you with the intention of finding advice, support and resources to give continuity to this ambitious project, seeing our place emerge, located in the region of La Litera (Baldellou), as a reference in the field of a sustainable socio-environmental international project.

A project, in addition, with the capacity to welcome in its own space other ideas and proposals during the rest of the year in line with the sustainability and development of the area.

We have thought of proposing three types of interaction with our demands for collaboration and help with your contribute to the realisations of the spaces and events that will take place this year (2019):

In the beginning We propose workshops of different techniques of Bioconstruction, Permaculture and Gardening; there is the possibility of registering for workshops of 1-5 days in the months of May, June and July (you will receive our detailed calendars by writing to us at land@ownspiritfestival.org); all workshops are designed to co-participate and contribute to realize and interact with Own Spirit LAND DESIGN. Through this intense series of workshops we want to spread our spirit of awareness, diffusion and learning that will acquire all our spirits and the possibility of relating fully with the rhythms of nature and create new synergies between humans.

Team and experience

The family • OWN SPIRIT FESTIVAL|Visionary, Sustainable & Holistic Gathering • was born from the gatherings of people from different countries, in the context of the global psytrance scene of the last years. United by psychedelic music passion, our aim is to create an event in which dance, as an expression of the being, and community, as evolutionary growth, are the main conceptsl. Each one of us has contributed to this vision with our own wisdom, and we have created powerful synergies, as a team, creating something that goes beyond an event, possession or personal creation.

Nature and our relationship with her is a goal in our festival: the need of respect and care of this precious and wild place where the festival is celebrated and the urgency of an environmental education to stop climate change, motivate us to make Own Spirit a sustainable festival.

We like to define our event as transformational because we strive to offer a multidisciplinary and holistic experience for social and personal transformation. To this end, our programme, linked to the values of psychedelic music and culture, is also and extensively full of activities and workshops that include personal and evolutionary growth, healing, different performative and circus arts and sustainable development for both adults and children. Our festival is, in fact, an event suitable for the entire public.

Social commitment