One of the aims of the Festa del Fuoco is to encourage and foster all kind of participation of the island and its population.
Attending the shows and all the activities at the Parco Parco, will always be free.
However, it is necessary to sign up with a membership fee of 5 euro at the first entry only. This contribution will allow you not only to attend all the shows during the Festa, but also to partake into all the other activities developed by the Association for one year time.
If you are interested in participating as volunteers, we encourage to send an email to email@example.com with the following information:
Apart from the unique experience to live the Festa from the backstage, the Association will provide you accommodation and meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
If you are interested in participating as a performer artist we kindly ask you to give your attention to this page.
The festival is organized by a small association and entirely by volunteers, with absolutely no economic motivations from our side, the return for our efforts surely not being of a material nature. We do look for a similar spirit in the artists we chose to host, as far as their expectations of the festival are concerned. We do not sell tickets for the performances and the donations collected go to the artists.
In the first week of the festival we do try to offer a rather full program of the invited professional performers, giving them opportunity to present their work, their latest shows or innovative projects, even developed especially and often premiered at the Festa.
Each evening the show is presented preferably at the Parco Parco. We do not repeat the same performances during the festival and offer a new program each evening, generally featuring two or three main artists/groups per evening, followed by informal fire jams.
We do appreciate artists also having some daytime show, children’s entertainment and workshops, musical or walkabout acts and do encourage costuming and flamboyance also off stage, to create a more coulorful and playful festival atmosphere on the island.
Becoming ever more important is the live music that accompanies the performances and celebrations, by carefully chosen musicians excited to play and collaborate, and during the festival there is plentiful time to hang out, jam, explore, improvise and create with the other artists, culminating in several evenings in the second week and a grand closing performance accompanied by live music and created as an ensemble by the talented family of artists formed during the two weeks on the island.
We say family, also because housing and meals are organized in a communal manner, living in private homes, sharing bedrooms, bathrooms and facilities, and the responsibilities and chores that come with that, demanding from all participants a certain flexibility, consideration for others and the willingness to contribute to the functioning of the whole experiment.
We prefer that invited artists stay for the entire duration of the Festa, and we especially discourage people leaving before the collectively organized final evening, which we create during the course of the festival. We encourage, and help you to organize, a night time hike to the active craters during your stay.