La Wayaka Current

General information

Brief description of organisation


La Wayaka Current is an 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 Tropic, Arctic and Desert environments at co-ordinates 08°N, 78°N + 23°S. Here we develop programs with local communities, connecting to indigenous + ecological knowledge.

Our Mission

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.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

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 to apply to join us remotely at Tropic, Arctic and Desert, research and develop projects over 21-42 days that engage in urgent and valuable debate, whilst presenting reciprocal benefits for local communities through our presence and exchange.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Educational Programmes
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Printmaking
  • Curatorial
  • Administrative
  • Film Making
  • Architecture
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 month
Number of artists resident at one time

between 5 and 10

Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Food
Application who/how

Open Call

Selection procedure

By Curator

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency



Number of studios

between 5 and 10

Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

  • Shared Room
Working language(s)
  • Spanish
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation