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’d like to be a helping hand before, during, or after the festival, you can register here as a volunteer.


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. Register here to join the team.

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. To submit/build, please fill out this form.

Performance art

We thrive and are inspired through everyone’s unique creativity. From live musicians to improvisation or skydiving clowns, if there is any way you would like to contribute, please apply here.


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. Share your ideas and let’s make it happen!


If you would like to contribute to Waking Life by providing yummy food or re-energizing drinks, you can fill out our vendor application form here.