Sachaqa Centro De Arte

General information

Brief description of organisation

Sachaqa Centro De Arte welcomes artists to the district of San Roque De Cumbaza in the Province of Lamas - located one hour from the city of Tarapoto at a height of 700 m.

Sachaqa stands at the edge of the small jungle village of San Roque De Cumbaza. Where we can feel integrated into village life. With only 1508 residents you will quickly feel part of our extended family community. The River Cumbaza is our blessing where we can relax on the river beach and enjoy cooling off in pools and small waterfalls.

Situated only a 40-minute walk from lookout points of - national park ‘Cordellera Escalera.’

We offer jungle trecks and the opportunity to explore indigenous villages. Through our partnering ecotour operator - Sacharuna Adventure.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

Artists have the option to spend time in the studio, surrounded by nature and away from all distractions. A unique opportunity. Allowing artists to deeply enter into their creative process.

Open to painters, writers, photographers, filmmakers, musicians, sculptors and ceramicists.

One-month activity programs:
painting - found pigments and ecological paper.
sculpture trail - towards a lookout point of conservation area Cordillera Escalera.
ceramics – learn directly from indigenous artisans of the Chazutino and Lamista culture.
music - write and produce a live concert and record your song.
photography - explore the area with guide and photographer enthusiast Daniel Lerner. Learn from a local photographer - an expert in nature photography.

Periodically we conduct cultural art events. In partnership with various organizations and local institutions. Thus creating a cultural platform, which is shared and lived by merging creativity styles - in all its expressions.

We also offer individual or group exhibitions for our residents. Typically near the end of their stay. These events can be arranged in one of a number of small venues in Tarapoto.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Educational Programmes
  • Film Making
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • between 1 and 3 months
Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Cleaning
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Housing
Application who/how

Open Call

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency



  • Kitchen
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

  • Private Room
  • Private Apartment
  • Shared Room
  • Shared Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
  • Spanish
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Films
  • Exhibitions

How to reach

By plane

Fly Lima to Tarapoto

By car

There are two ways to get to Tarapoto from Lima. You can either get a one hour flight from Lima Airport or take a bus trip which will take the best part of 24 hours. The bus trip is about half the price of the flight. From Tarapoto we are about a one hour trip by pick-up through the jungle. We can meet you at the airport or the bus terminal.

Nearest airport


Contact information

Sachaqa Centro De Arte
San Roque De Cumbaza
Region San Martin Tarapoto

Phone: 931828324

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