Project Description

  • When: 25 to 30 October 2020 (we will be meeting on the evening of 25 October at the Hilton, Gatwick Airport due to an early morning flight on 26 October)

  • Who: 14 to 17 years

  • Location: Bilbao, Spain

  • Cost: £300

  • Closing Date: 31 July 2020

VICTA is looking for 14-17 year olds who would like to spend their October half term exploring the city of Bilbao, while gaining a Discover Arts Award. We will visit one of Spain’s largest arts museums, the ‘Guggenheim Bilbao’, for a hands-on tour in which you will learn about the spectacular building and the contemporary artists it exhibits. As well as visiting this fantastic museum, you will also have a go at creating your own artwork with the support of the resident artists at the Guggenheim.

A VICTA international trip would not be complete without trying some of the local food and exploring local cultural hotspots.

As ever, you will have an action-packed week of fun and exploration, not only trying new foods and testing your nerve up the Fenicular De Artxanda but meeting new people too. VICTA trips are a great way to gain international travel skills with the support of VICTA staff and volunteers.

Please note: we will be meeting on the evening of 25 October at the Hilton, Gatwick Airport due to an early morning flight on 26 October.

Why apply?

  • A great opportunity to meet other visually impaired young people
  • Grow in confidence
  • Explore a world-renowned art museum and learn about the artists it exhibits
  • Gain a Discover Arts Award
  • Develop new and existing skills such as teamwork, communication and problem solving
  • Increase your mobility and independence skills
  • To accelerate new friendships
  • Gain all of this while having a fun week in a supportive, encouraging environment

Who can apply?

You must be:

  • Registered or registrable blind or partially sighted
  • At least 14 on 26th October 2020
  • Aged 17 or under on 30th October 2020
  • Willing and physically able to explore a city and take part in set activities designed as a group
  • Able to maintain your own personal hygiene
  • Able to independently take medication (if applicable)

Bilbao International Arts Trip

Applicant details

Contact details

Passport details

Emergency contact (EC)

About you

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Independence skills


Please indicate your level of independence in the following areas by selecting your response and giving details if the assistance is required.

In order to ensure that activities are adequately staffed we need full and accurate information about all participants. Please note we reserve the right to refuse admission to the activity or ask a participant to leave the activity if the information given proves inaccurate or the conduct of the participant reaches an unacceptable level.

General information


The overall theme of this activity is about having fun, but we would like you to gain confidence and develop life skills through a programme of leisure, cultural and social activities. To help us plan our activities and staffing levels please describe your ability in the following areas:

Photographs and filming

Declaration, privacy and consent

To be signed by the applicant or a responsible person. This form has been completed accurately and I undertake to update VICTA should any of the information in this form change.

a. I agree to take part in VICTA's activity and have read all the information sent to me.

b. I acknowledge the need to behave responsibly at all times during the activity.

c. I confirm that this form has been completed accurately and I undertake to update VICTA's organisers should any information contained on the form or personal circumstances change.

d. In the event of an emergency/accident, I consent to emergency medical treatment, which may include the use of anaesthetics.

By signing this form you consent to VICTA using the information supplied for the purpose of administering the named event. All the information will be treated in the strictest of confidence and made available only to those staff working with the participant. We may need to share your details with third party suppliers in relation to this activity. Contact information will be retained and used for marketing of other relevant services.

I give consent for VICTA to carry out the following in accordance with the Data Protection Act (1998) and to store my personal information on VICTA's database and/or any other suitable system.

Agree to payment and T&C's

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