WithArt on the Camino

The Compostela Group of Universities (CGU) launches the project ‘WithArt on the Camino. Fine Arts for the transfer of universal values of the Camino’ to bring the university community of Fine Arts closer to the Camino de Santiago in Galicia and have a unique experience in a natural and inspiring environment for the artistic creation.

This project will be implemented from 23 to 30 September 2021 in Santiago de Compostela, Ferrol and their neighbouring municipalities.

Students and researchers of the Compostela Group of Universities’ partner universities are called to participate in this project.

Read down here to learn more about this project and how to apply for participation.

WithArt on the Camino

Santiago de Compostela-Ferrol

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WithArt on the Camino aims to be a meeting point for the CGU Fine Arts students and researchers in which they can learn in a dynamic, enjoyable and innovative way about the tangible and intangible heritage of the Camino de Santiago.

The combination of academic and cultural activities will allow participants to reflect on and create new artistic works for further educational and cultural use in the university environment and their places of origin.

this project aims to be a source of learning about the values of the Camino.

Target group

– University students;
– Postgraduate students;
– Researchers.

Dates and venues

The experiential, academic and cultural activities, will take place from 23 September to 30 September 2021, in the cities of Santiago de Compostela, Ferrol and neighbouring municipalities.

Phases and activities

The training activities will take place each morning, while the cultural action activities will be conducted in the afternoon, except on the days that the students walk some of the sections of the Camino; in that case, the scheme would be conversely.

These activities will include sessions of mentoring, guided tours to tangible and intangible cultural heritage, presentations by experts and talks with didactic-academic content and other interactions and social activities.

With the acquired knowledge and gained experience, the students will be asked to develop a creative project of their artistic branch.

Free time will be given to the participants for the organisation of their tasks, interaction and breaks.

All activities will be carried out in working groups.

Terms of participation

  Terms of participation.

Submission of applications

The students and researchers interested in taking part in this project must complete by 30 July 2021 an online application form, in which they must upload the following documentation:

– Scanned copy of national identity card or passport.
– Brief curriculum vitae in Europass format.
– Language certification.
– Copy of the university registration or certification of the academic link to a CGU member University during the academic year 2020-2021.

Go here to the application form!
(The submission of the applications is closed)


List of participants selected to be awarded with a grant in the framework of the project


Programme WithArt on the Camino.


This project is organised by the Compostela Group of Universities (CGU).


The following public Galician universities are co-leaders of this project:


WithArt on the Camino is sponsored by the Xunta de Galicia under the programma O Teu Xacobeo.


The European Institute of Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe is a Collaborator of this project, and the Municipality of Ferrol is a Special Guest Collaborator.