Deadline: 01/01/2019

Tropic 08´N - An Outdoor Residency Program in one of the richest biomes on earth with indigenous culture & ecology.

Reconnect to nature, learn from indigenous knowledge and explore pressing issues of our time.

Description of Residency Program
Tropic 08°N presents a rare opportunity to research and develop new artistic & creative practices in a remote natural environment between rainforest and sea, in collaboration with an autonomous, indigenous group at the gateway between South and Central America. Respect for community and nature remain at the heart of this place and culture despite increased connections to the globalized world. 

Our fluid, site-responsive programs introduce creatives to the local ecology and culture as well as the socio-political and historical contexts of the area, whilst presenting reciprocal benefits for local communities both socially + economically through our presence and exchange. 

In our fifth year of operation, we cultivate spaces that nourish and encourage space for personal and professional growth, the freedom to learn and experiment creatively, gather and find new inspiration in remote wilderness far from structural or institutional frameworks and limitations. 

Though this program we engage with new ecological and cultural perspectives of our time in a multitude of ways, as well as promoting necessary dialogues and understanding between remote areas of this planet to others worldwide.

Duration of Program
Applications are currently open to take part in our program between 3-6 weeks (enquire for longer or shorter stays) during the following time periods:

April 23 - May 14, 2019
May 16 - June 6, 2019 (NEW)
Sept 24 - Oct 15, 2019 (NEW)
Oct 17 - Nov 7, 2019 (NEW)

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
This is a multi-disciplinary  program open to artists along with other creative practitioners, musicians, writers, curators, activists and scientists. 

Participants are encouraged to be resourceful and work with local methods, materials, basic tools and equipment within the community and isolated natural environment.  

Accommodation
Participants will live together in a shared house constructed with methods and materials near the ocean and river, in the heart of an indigenous village. 

Rooms will be shared between 2-3 (private rooms may also be available on request prior to arrival) bedding and mosquito nets will be provided.

Studio/Workspace
Participants will be encouraged to use the outdoor, diverse environment as their studio and daily interactions with local community and ecology as their source of learning and inspiration. Artists will have access to communal workspace and solar power to charge equipment.

Cost and Support
We are a non-profit artist-led organisation without the means to support artists fully financially.

We offer financial aid on all our programs and support and guidance when applying for funding from other institutions or crowdfunding. Over 80+ artists have been able to fund their residency and travel with intl. arts funding through our support.

We also offer an annual Indigenous Artists Bursary, for an indigenous artist based in Latin America to apply to join our program fully funded by LWC.

Program Fee from: *£467 / p week

Fee Includes: 

Accommodation: *£17 p day
Food / 3 meals & potable water: *£14 p day
Artist Support, Experienced Location & English Speaking Guides, Creative & Technical Support: *£18 p day
Indigenous National Park Tax: £20
Local Transfer from nearest airport: *£10 each way
Program w/ Local Indigenous Collaborators: from *£17 p session
Research Excursions in Surrounding Area: *£40 p excursion
*Price with LWC Financial Aid.

Funds generated from our on the ground expeditions go to sustain the project, the workers involved and into the remote communities we share with, supporting infrastructure, community, outreach and conservation of remote places.

Expectations towards the artist
Artists will be able to work more independently on their self directed practice alongside our program. We expect artists to come with an open and willing attitude, to assist in the responsibilities of the resident community and be respectful towards the local nature and local indigenous communities wishes. 

Application Information
Apply - www.lawayakacurrent.com/apply    
Contact - contact@lawayakacurrent.com 
See more on our website or contact us for further info.

Tropic 08´N - An Outdoor Residency Program in one of the richest biomes on earth with indigenous culture & ecology.

Tropic 08´N - An Outdoor Residency Program in one of the richest biomes on earth with indigenous culture & ecology.

Location
Panama

Application deadline
01/01/2019

Residency starts
23/04/2019

Residency ends
07/11/2019

More information
http://www.lawayakacurrent.com

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La Wayaka Current