Frequently Asked Questions
We have put together a list of questions that you might have in mind:
What level of artistic experience is required to be a part of TBC experience? Do I have to be an artist?
TBC experiences are for anyone who travels to explore, learn, grow, and get inspired, no matter what their skill level. You do not have to be an artist to join us, nor do you need any prior experience. All you need is an open mind and the willingness to learn. Your TBC mentor will take care of the rest!
What’s the group size?
There will be 10 people per group, and each edition of the TBC program will typically last between 5 and 15 days, again depending on the art genre in question.
What does a day at a TBC camp look like?
A typical day at your TBC camp will include skill-building or craft-learning sessions of two-three hours followed by activities geared at cultural immersion. Walking, hiking, exploring the landscape and local cultural centers, getting up and close with the local people, their food, their customs as well as spending time practicing your own skills will all be part of your day. Some activities will be location-specific and are hence not named here.
Can I take care of my work during the TBC experience?
We understand it's rather difficult to disconnect from job-related calls and messages. You’ll have a clear window of a few hours each day to take care of business. However, we would advise you to not use your phones, laptops, etc during the day when you’re part of the collective and engaging in different experiences. Detoxing from the constant noise of social media and the internet is vital too!
Refund / Cancellation Policy?
The confirmation fee / payment for TBC is non-refundable. To change a pre-booked TBC edition, simply let us know 30 days before it is set to start (or sooner!). For instance: Your edition starts on July 30, 30 days before which is June 31. So you can change your edition on or before June 31.
Do I need travel insurance?
Not really. The nature of the project is not extreme. However, should you still want one, you can purchase basic travel insurance online.
Will I need a travel visa?
The need for a visa will vary from an edition to edition; the TBC Team will give you a proper heads up about visa requirements when applicable to you. All visa costs will be borne by you. In case of visa-related problems that can affect your participation, you will be allowed to change your edition up to 30 days before the project.
Do I need to bring extra money?
At TBC, all expenses related to your boarding, lodging, food, classes, and experiences are fully taken care of by us. You might need extra money for your shopping, extra food, alcohol etc.
Is TBC a non-profit?
TBC is a vision-driven for-profit organization. We aspire to create experiences that enable people to learn, explore, and grow while supporting the local economies. Hence, we partner with local operators and try to give back to society in whichever way possible.
Why should I go on a TBC experience?
Each TBC experience is an opportunity to explore, learn, and create. Come with us to take a digital detox (you know you need it!) and reconnect with the physical world. Discover a new destination and create real local connections. Spend time learning new creative skills. You can use these experiences to reconnect with creativity, have authentic travel experience, hone a skill, get fresh inspiration, and so much more.
Will I need a travel visa and/or travel insurance for my TBC experience?
Whether or not you need a visa will depend on your home country and the country you're visiting. You should do some research or inquire about a visa with your embassy. We also highly recommend all travelers purchase their own travel insurance before their trip.
If I have to leave in the middle of the TBC experience, am I eligible for a refund?
We understand that you may have to leave early in the case of an emergency, and we will try our best to facilitate your earliest departure, but a refund will unfortunately not be possible
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