Workshop/Activity Application

Think you have a great idea for a Soulshine Experience workshop or activity? We want to hear from you!  Over the years we have hosted everything from instrument making to biodiesel manufacturing, and human powered energy to artistic DIY techniques. Do you have a skill share? What is your passion for life that others could benefit from? Submit an application to participate in this year’s workshops. We have listed some key definitions here to guide your application process. Thanks for your interest in joining The Soulshine Experience to Make a Difference!
PERMACULTURE WORKSHOP IN SOULPATCH The SOULPatch is an installation rich demonstration area with interactive  gardens, alternative growing method concepts, and robust information on how to build access to more locally grown food. The space is curated by multiple organizations offering a variety of techniques and information on local food in an informal setting, allowing participants to casually visit at their leisure. The installations at SOULpatch educate festival patrons about the benefits and possibilities of sustainable agriculture and gardening in the urban setting. Post-Festival,  SOULpatch installations will be gifted to a civic and educational organization in neighboring communities to enhance an existing community garden or strengthen the development of a new space. There are also permaculture associated workshops that range from 30 to 90 minutes with detailed overviews on various sustainability related topics. Are you working with stakeholders and organizations in your community? Do you have examples of alternative gardening methods or new growing mediums? Do you have designs that can help local food movements by applying common found materials in a creative way? Submit an application to Join Us! **Permaculture is the science of applied ecological design that explicitly supports the care of the earth, the care of people and redistributes surplus. It is fundamentally based in abundance. Through working with nature, rather than against, permaculture allows us to creatively redesign our environment and behaviors in a world of less energy and resource needs by building individual and community sovereignty. It is also really fun! EXPERIENTIAL HANDS-ON WORKSHOP IN SOULLOUNGE The SOULLounge is an interactive, but intimate and comfortable space inside the Soulshine Tent for community participation of workshops and demonstrations.  This space is best utilized for activities involving 40 people or less that does not require a PA.  This year we are looking for workshops that engage festival-goers in meaningful and creative activities.  In past years we have hosted classes pertaining to healing arts, instruments built from recycled materials, and bio-fuel production methods. EXPERIENTIAL HANDS-ON WORKSHOP AT SOULSHINE STAGE The stage in the Soulshine Tent is a full size performance stage with full PA system. This stage is often used for musician sets, large and loud workshops, and activities that contain more than 40 people in the audience. EXPERIENTIAL HANDS-ON WORKSHOP IN SOULSHINE FIELD Some workshops are best suited for open air space, no tents, no covers, nothing but the sky and the air!  For workshops hosted in the Soulshine Field, there will be no PA or other amplifying system.  This is likely best suited for small groups and an instructor with a booming voice, or for breakout groups. BODY MOVEMENT WORKSHOP AT SOULSHINE STAGE Let’s get moving!  Share with us how you want us to stretch, shake, shimmy and embrace our bodies.  If you want to host a meditation, yoga, body movement or similar workshop, this is the place for you.  If you want to host a workshop on belly dancing, how to do the tootsie-roll or other dance class, this is also the place for you!  With this kind of workshop, we prefer to have instructors use the stage and PA system to really reach all participants. ON-GOING DEMONSTRATION WORKSHOPS; DAILY TABLE IN SOULSHINE TENT Do you have hands-on demonstrations or skillshare to offer that are best suited for 1-4 people at a time?  Do you like interacting with lots of people in a small conversational setting?!  Set up a table in the Soulshine Tent to display and demonstrate your skill throughout the weekend.  There are a limited number of opportunities to host a Soulshine Table space. Organizations whom are chosen to participate must commit to activities and engagement all weekend (Thursday through Sunday from 10am-7pm).  Only applications that illustrate active, maker/DIY, tactile, or hands-on generated demonstrations will be considered. (Prop-related and participant driven involvement is a plus.) HANDS-ON ART WORKSHOPS Murals, finger-painting, sculpting OH MY!  Hands-on art workshops have been wonderfully creative over the years, from giant community murals, oversized coloring books, glass blowing workshops and more, we’ve had it all.  Or have we?  Let us know your creative outlet and how you want to share it with everyone else! INSTALLATIONS IN THE SOULSHINE FIELD Do you have an educational or artistic installation that would be enjoyable the Summer Camp patrons? The Soulshine field evolves from year to year with engaging, interactive and thought-provoking design concepts. Submit an application to share your installation in the Soulshine field! PARADE We think this is pretty self explanatory… so tell us your idea! OTHER Did we miss something you want to share?  Then share it! GOOD THINGS TO KNOW * Wristbands for workshops are approved on a case by case basis per Workshop Coordinator.  There is an expectation of cumulative activity time work exchange per ticket. * Summer Camp Music Festival has a limited ability to provide supplies; please refine your concepts to be as self-sufficient as possible. * A variety of times are available during the festival from noon Thursday till Sunday afternoon; if you have a preference of time slots for consideration, please explicitly note that in your application. * Not all applications will be accepted, all applicants will be reviewed. * Classes associated with repurposed items, DIY empowering techniques, healthy body choices and community forwarding concepts will be tracked with greater consideration.