Waking Life is the result of the creativity and joint effort of all its participants. It’s this communal aspect that enables its uniqueness and diversity. Hop on board and help us keep on building this experience, being it by envisioning a project or developing installations, constructing new avenues on our never ending grounds, or lending a hand on one of the teams that make all this silliness possible.


Building, painting, greeting, decorating. Too much to sum up. If you want to lend a helping hand before, during, or after the festival, you’ll be able to register as soon as we can go ahead with the next edition. If you’d like to volunteer throughout the year, please drop us an email.


Leave no trace! At Waking Life we’re very keen on taking ultra good care of our environment. Our beautiful grounds around the lake should be left in a better condition than when we arrived.

Art installations

There’s plenty of room by the lake and woods that we’re able to use as a beautiful backdrop for all sorts of art installations. As soon as we can gather again you’ll be able to submit your project.

Performance art

We thrive and are inspired through everyone’s unique creativity. From live musicians or improvisation to dance or water aerobics, if there is any way you would like to contribute, get in touch when applications are open.


A space for the expression of mind, body and spirit, proclaiming our freedom from conditioning and rigid thinking. If you’re interested in participating with a talk, a presentation of your project, an idea for a panel debate or a workshop, contact us through apuro@wakinglife.pt.

Creative camps

Waking Life is an open stage, co-created by its participants. Feel like interacting? Spice up your camp and bring out your wildest fantasies.


If you would like to contribute to Waking Life by providing tasty food or drinks, fill out our vendor application form once we’re ready to rock and roll.