With the UTOPIA SYMPOSIUM 2018- OUT IN THE FIELDS, we continue the UTOPIA – series that started 2013 as an international Symposium of the Arts for artistic exchange and international cooperation on Lanzarote. This year the UTOPIA SYMPOSIUM will take place in the most southern place in Spain, Tarifa, where our partner organisation is located since the end of 2017. Tarifa is located at the opposite side to Tanger in Morocco on the african continent.

International artists, students and art educators of all art disciplines are invited to exchange ideas in an active artistic dialogue. The aim is to investigate behaviors that shape from artistic processes out to their applicability in the real world. The detailed description and registration can be found in our PDF (540 KB) soon.

How can we, acting as artists, intervene insocial and/or political processes? How can we create room for our intellectual approach in the area we are living outside. With the crisis in Europe we will ask ourselves whether and how we develop utopias as art-creatives and if impulses for another perception will be able. Besides, not the results are primarily important but working actively together on a subject, exchanging ourselves, taking notice,…. etc.
These questions could be a starting point to create. We will also get to know places of the surroundings, getting to know artists living nearby, etc. . Starting points could also be special aspects of thesurrounding, Europe, tourism, sustainability…) as well as personal aspects (dreams, images of ideal places…) which the participant artists allow to kick with each other in the dialogue.



In the coming year, in April_2018, LAPAS is offering a life drawing-intensive course  in Tarifa, the most southern city in Spain, in cooperation with the aktinstitut berlin. You and your friends are cordially invited to attend.  4 hour sessions daily.
Please write us to:

16th  – 21st April 2018,  9.00 am – 13.00 pm

The costs are staggered:

Costs   6 people 180 EUR
Costs   7 people 150 EUR
Costs   8 people 140 EUR
Costs   9 people 130 EUR
more than 10 people 120 EUR


For people coming from “outside”, we will help with tips on accommodation and attractions beyond the usual tourist offers.