laberinto projects

General information

Brief description of organisation

about laberinto projects
laberinto projects is an arts, education and cultural legacy preservation platform that fosters contemporary art practices, social inclusion and dialogue in El Salvador and its diaspora, through exhibitions, art education, artist residencies and community engagement initiatives.

Inspired by the late Janine Janowski´s galería el laberinto art gallery (1977-2001), laberinto projects provides a framework for cultural understanding, dialogue and education through the country’s most significant and only collection of art produced during the civil war. The surrounding archive, in its developing stages, provides unique documentation of a thriving arts and cultural haven during the most brutal years of the war and its aftermath. As an extension of Muriel Hasbun’s artistic and teaching practice, the archive and collection become a living, transnational body, activated in the present through relational exchanges across borders and socio-cultural divides.

laberinto projects’ main goals are:

1. to preserve the legacy of Janine Janowski, her galería el laberinto and its artists, through the conservation, digitization and dissemination of the historically-significant laberinto projects archive and collection, and through the production of new works based on the study of the archive;

2. to promote and nurture contemporary arts in El Salvador and its diaspora, through exhibitions and residencies for artists and scholars; and

3. to foster dialogue, post-war healing and social inclusion with art education and community engagement.

Organisation founded in


Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Educational Programmes
  • New Media
  • Curatorial
  • Architecture
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

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

between 5 and 10

Grants available

For each residency we have different scholarship opportunities available. We are constantly sourcing more so please check back frequently.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Housing
  • Food
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Exhibition at a later date

Description of residency


RuralOn the caldera of a volcanic lake

  • Internet Connection
  • Dance / Performance Practice Space
  • Library
  • Office
  • Kitchen
  • Woodworking Tools
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

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

How to reach

By train


By plane

Plane tickets to El Salvador are surprisingly inexpensive, especially if you book ahead.

Nearest airport

San Salvador

Contact information

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