An out-of-the-box gathering point for illustrators from all over the World!
YETI — Youth Education Through Illustration, that has in 2021 its 4rd edition, aims to get together international young illustrators whiling to share their knowledge and experience with other illustrators and enthusiasts on the matter through a 4 days’ non-formal educational program with two distinct components: presentations/conferences and workshops. At YETI, audience and stage are one and you are free to share your thoughts, take out your doubts and try new things on a natural, free-of-prejudice and intimist environment.
YETI’s goal is to provide not only a normal conference or workshop but to have both together so that participants can actually try what is presented by the lecturers decreasing the gap between them and the public, providing an actual development on participants’ skills. Through these 4 days’ easy going but productive meeting, we want participants not only to learn and practice but also increase their illustration network. Also, through night talk sessions, we want participants to have an insight on professional ways to share their work – for instance through galleries, publishers and cultural events’ producers.
By participating at YETI participants will receive new tools and perspectives on illustration; learn from experience of other youngsters already recognized internationally as brilliant illustrators; change ideas in an international young group; work together with illustrators from different backgrounds and cultures; participate on a final exhibition of the work done during YETI; be part of the final video documentary; get a participation certificate; party! ; camp at a natural quiet environment of a XVIII century eco-farm surrounded by private woods in Branca, Portugal.
Quinta das Relvas’ Association (Branca, Portugal) is a NGO non-profit organization focused on developing non-formal education activities about Art and Sustainability through workshops, meetings, trainings, artistic residencies, international exchanges and volunteering programs. Quinta das Relvas is also focused on giving tools to those in need for a better and more sustainable lifestyle, voice to young professionals and new opportunities to youngsters at-risk. Its coordinators, with 10 years of experience on the matters, are graduated on Arts (Fine-Arts) and Events Production. Quinta das Relvas is a young organization with only (but fulfill) three years of existence where the main topics developed have been: illustration, Fine-Arts, Performative Arts, Land Art, Bio-Construction and Permaculture.