Deadline: 17/04/2018

Community, Ecology + Climate Change. Develop site-responsive creative projects in South America

Expeditions into remote, vast environments connecting to indigenous + ecological knowledge in 2018.

Description of Residency
An incredible opportunity for artists to develop site-responsive projects across Latin America with La Wayaka Current. Join us at the gateway between South and Central America, where we will be collaborating with indigenous communities living between ancient tropical rainforests and fragile coral reef ecosystems of the carribbean sea, down to the expansive desert regions of the Atacama desert in Chile, where we collaborate with local partners to explore the environment, culture, archeology and astronomy of the region.

We present a rare opportunity to support the research and development of new projects informed by remote locations that engage in urgent and critical debate around socio-political and environmental themes on a global level, whilst presenting reciprocal benefits for local communities socially + economically through cultural exchange.

La Wayaka Current is a non-profit artist led initiative developing site-responsive projects at remote natural environments across our planet.

Itinerant in our nature we lead expeditions for artists + other creative participants to develop projects in vast  environments. Here we develop programs with local communities, connecting to indigenous + ecological knowledge. 

We are reacting to an increased loss of connection between humans and the natural world and the corresponding globalised socio-political and environmental problems that have arisen due to this distancing.

We are reconnecting to remote natural environments to develop new perspectives through site-responsive creative practice. We will be exhibiting works made remotely through our projects in major cities to engage with audiences worldwide.

Duration of residency
21 / 42 days at each location.

(other time frames possible upon request)

Expedition Dates 2018 

May 17 - June 7
June 10 - July 1
Sep 25 - Oct 16
Oct 18 - Nov 8

Oct 20 - Nov 10
Nov 12 - Dec 3

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
We invite intl. participants to apply with projects to explore themes remotely in a multitude of ways, through fluid, experiential programs we have developed in desolate, expansive natural environments. We are open to applications from interdisciplinary artists, researchers, writers, performers, curators, film makers, other creative, cultural, environmental or scientific practitioners.

We develop activities, demonstrations, lectures, research trips and offer space for collaboration in the area with our local partners and collaborators surrounding indigenous knowledge, cultural and environmental themes.

Accommodations throughout the expeditions are simple, comfortable + equipped shared rooms built in the local tradition with communal space to work and relax. Single rooms are also possible to request.

Studio / Workspace
There will be communal workspace for artists provided with desks / chairs. Artists are encouraged to use the nature and outdoor environment as their working space.

Cost and Support
Expedition fees include food, accommodation, local transfers to the remote base, communal workspace, local support, english-speaking guides + a program developed with local partners including research trips in the area, lectures and demonstrations surrounding local cultural and environmental themes.

 We currently offer financial aid to all applicants as well as further support to secure funding for artists without the resources to fund themselves.

Application information
Please apply through our online application form. We do not charge application fees.  

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Community, Ecology + Climate Change. Develop site-responsive creative projects in South America

Community, Ecology + Climate Change. Develop site-responsive creative projects in South America


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