My first ROOTS & ROUTES experience (Baltrum 2019) was very memorable and wonderful – without any expectations I spontaneously learned about RRCGN and applied for a project and was overjoyed when I got the acceptance. The experience of being on a small island surrounded by so many talented and passionate artists from different countries and disciplines gave me a whole new insight into being an artist. Furthermore, new, very close friendships have developed and new life dreams have been defined. For me, the RRCGN experience is always a “whole package” of discovery, friendship, love, family, fun, inspiration and challenge to grow. The very coolest thing is that everyone is welcomed with open arms.