La Wayaka Current

General information

Brief description of organisation

La Wayaka Current is a fluid & nomadic artist-led project, seeking new ecological and cultural perspectives in our global societies through exchange with indigenous communities in remote natural environments.

In reaction to a loss of connection between humans and nature we use art and creative research as ways to explore, reconnect and communicate ideas for a more conscious and sustainable future planet.

LWC has made projects in natural biomes across the planet from Northern Norway to Central and South America, working in partnership with indigenous groups, organizations and individuals experienced in fields of culture and ecology. As the project moves we create channels for people to join, explore and connect to social, cultural and ecological themes through our on the ground experiences as well as online platform and community and exhibitions.

These channels strive to support and promote awareness of endangered natural environments around the globe alongside local communities whose invaluable knowledge, ancient cultural traditions, cosmology and contemporary practices and relationship to the natural world all provide alternative perspectives to the destructive patterns of economic and political structures in the west that have led to the environmental degradation of many areas.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

Since 2015, we have developed site-responsive programs across our planet. Itinerant in our nature our expeditions lead people to experiment, work and develop projects in vast natural environments. Our fluid programs with local communities and partners, connect to indigenous + ecological knowledge. We relate and connect to the daily life and reality of a place, to engage with relevant issues of our time.

We invite intl. participants to apply 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 with relevant topics, whilst presenting reciprocal benefits for local communities through our presence and exchange.

Residency program since


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

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • between 1 and 3 months
Number of artists resident at one time

between 5 and 10

Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
Grants available

We offer partial financial aid on each of our programs. You must select in your application form if you are applying for financial aid. We also can offer advice when applying for grants or fundraising independently. We are a non-profit entity and participants have joined us with the support of public and private funding worldwide. Program fees are listed under each location and go towards sustaining the project, supporting the participants to develop work and local communities involved.

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)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation