Deadline: 12/12/2017

Pillars and Pollinators

Artists as pillars of light bringing heaven to earth and as pollinators, spreading creativity.

Description of residency program
The theme “Pillars and Pollinators” represents the ideas of artists as pillars of light bringing heaven to earth and as pollinators, spreading creativity and enriching the new cultural paradigm of non-dual conscious and gender fluid society. Please submit motivation for residency (explain why you may benefit from this locale and project), possible physical outcome (tangible forms), length-of-stay, background (self-taught artists welcome) and photos of recent works. Send a description of how you plan to contribute either in building/construction or art. We encourage interdisciplinary, cross-boundary proposals. We encourage seriously fun artisans rather than “temporary retreat” or “social superficially inclined” for this program. The center provides as best as possible a modest and peaceful location for maximum potential and opportunity to artists interested in making new discoveries and breakthroughs. Artists who are self-motivated, yet enjoy collaboration, find comfort in solitude with moments of wonderful social interaction, can improvise, instigate, and honor all that is around them in a state of wonder and curiosity are welcome. ***Artists native to Costa Rica and Central America are encouraged to apply.

Duration of Residency
Open call for 2018, Duration up to 3 months.

Disciplines, Work Equipment and assistance
Film (IMac w/ after affects, final cut,videopad, etc.), Dance (Dance floor), Painting, Primitive Clay Works (primitive indigenous kiln, clay from Earth), Theatre (outdoor theatre and indoor staging for marionettes, etc) , Writing, Woodworking (workshop, some hand saws), Assemblage, Environmental Arts (recycle art).

Individuals will receive appropriate housing to their needs. Loft above workshop for sculptor. Dancers in rooms below tower. Writers in cabins. We have 3 cabins, 2 lofts and 4 rooms available for private residency.

Workshop. Dance floor. Ampitheatre. Inground Kiln area. Artist-live workspace available.

Fees/ Support
6 Lunches per week are provided. With approval you may receive our Hummingbird Scholarship for up to 50% discount on residency housing fees. For spectacular proposals 100% on housing fees. You will receive assistance to set up your area and location of materials to purchase. We are a non-profit and subsidize a reforestation and jaguar habitat program, therefore we are currently unable to offer stipends nor travel.

Expectations towards the Artist
We expect you to behave maturely and responsibly. Actual outcome of your work here is up to you, however if we agree in the Hummingbird Scholarship award that you leave a piece of art or teach a workshop then it will be expected. In general, we want to provide you with a place to enhance your art out of your normal realm. We will photograph or list your works on our webpage and we can determine if an exhibition is possible here locally or in the capital of San Jose. If agreed upon during the application process, we hope you can mentor a small group of local youth for one day.

Application information
Jaguar Luna Center of Imagination Artist Proposal/Application:
Here is a list of questions to be answered by each applicant. Please send your responses or questions to our email: 
Full Name: Permanent Address: Email: Phone:
1) Project Overview:
2) Details of project:
3) Artist profile (curriculum vitae/portfolio/resume/experience):
4) Duration of stay:
5) Proposed dates:
6) Technical needs:
7) Physical needs:
8) Potential Cost (artist) (Center):
9) Artist/Teacher needs: (publicity, site-onsite or offsite)
10) Three References:

*We ask for a $150 deposit to hold space—this can be deducted from your cost of residency once there is agreement on standard of how place was left. Payment details sent on acceptance.
Contract is flexible and can be revised on agreement.

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Pillars and Pollinators

Pillars and Pollinators

Costa Rica

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