Jaguar Luna Cultural Arts Collective

General information

Brief description of organisation

e are a non-profit organization (fiscally sponsored by Living Dream Arts) based in California with the Center in Costa Rica. We strive to integrate visiting artists with a place to dive into ´deep space´ with their muse as well as ´give back´ to the planet for the materials we use. We also invite in artists to share their talents with locals in this culturally impoverished area where no arts are taught in schools. We believe art is a way to raise consciousness and liberate democracy in the world-- a tool to create better lives. Artists are the newspapers of our world. We have a fabulous site designed by an artist, and built by locals who receive profit sharing and paid vacations/leave. We are ready to integrate all arts... the full spectrum artist, film, sculpture (primitive/indigenous style), writing, dance, culinary, garden design, music, painting/murals (in pueblos) anything that makes the world more beautiful for all life.

Organisation founded in

2015

Brief description of residency program

We are a non-profit organization (fiscally sponsored by Living Dream Arts) based in California with the Center in Costa Rica. We have been under construction since 2011. We strive to integrate visiting artists with a place to dive into ´deep space´ with their muse as well as ´give back´ to the planet for the materials we use. We also invite in artists to share their talents with locals in this culturally impoverished area where no arts are taught in schools. We believe art is a way to raise consciousness and liberate democracy in the world-- a tool to create better lives. Artists are the newspapers of our world. We have a fabulous site designed by an artist, and built by locals who receive profit sharing and paid vacations/leave. We are ready to integrate all arts... the full spectrum artist, film, sculpture (primitive/indigenous style), writing, dance, culinary, garden design, music, painting/murals (in pueblos) anything that makes the world more beautiful for all life. We are surrounded by an organic food forest and a lush river. Artists can feel their work improve the region...and the world.

Residency program since

2015

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Educational Programmes
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Curatorial
  • Administrative
  • Film Making
  • Architecture
  • earth art
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
  • Partners
Grants available

We intend to welcome extraordinary artists, teachers, healers, or builders and also understand that, at times, the cost of getting here, taking time off from work, or suspending housing costs while abroad are challenging. Rather than prevent an interested visitor, we want to stay open that money should never get in the way of coming here and accomplishing amazing creations. While we can do all we can to adjust pricing, there are expenses to operating the Center. Applicants to our hummingbird scholarship can receive a gift up to 100% of housing tuition for select projects. Partial scholarships may also be granted at Director´s permission for 25%-50% of tuition/housing costs.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Supplies
  • Other

breakfast and dinner not provided.

Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Food
Application who/how

Open Call

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency

Setting

Ruraltropical cloud forest

Resources
  • Internet Connection
  • Library
  • Office
  • Kitchen
  • Computer
  • Ceramics Facilities
  • Dance / Performance Practice Space
  • Musical Instruments
Number of studios

between 5 and 10

Accomodation
  • Private Room
  • Private Apartment
  • Private Cabin/House
Wheelchair

Wheelchair accessible studios and accomodation.

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

How to reach

By plane

Getting To and From The Jaguar Luna Center

Flying into San Jose:

Upon landing into San Jose airport, You may take a taxi to hotel or to the busline, Tracopa (trah-coe-pah) (all taxis know where to go and many speak some english). You will receive a ticket at airport exit to take to taxis (representatives will ask you if you need a taxi). The cost is approximately 25-35$. USD$ are accepted. You can convert money in airport or withdraw direct from ATM´s inside Airport next to baggage pickup.

1) Tracopa busline provides a comfortable direct bus to Copabuena (the *last* stop on bus) scheduled departures 6AM, 9AM, 12pm, 12:15pm(via coast), and the *last * bus departs at 4pm. You can request seats for special needs, etc upon purchase. The bus is frmo 6-7.5 hours. The bus stops for two 15 minute breaks/snacks/restroom and a 1/2 hour meal in the town of Buenos Aires. Bus fare is approximately $15 one way and -no credit cards-they do accept dollars$$---At terminal in San Jose.

2) Small mini-vans can be arranged individual or for groups up to 10 @ 300$ each direct to CopaBuena or San Vito. Please contact us to arrange the van. The price is per van--not per person. So 10 people is 30$ each. The driver will meet you at airport exit with a sign that has your name on it. They speak some english.

3) Rental car- you will be provided a map and ask for directions to San Vito or Agua Buena-zona sur. We will guide you from there. Approximately 5-6 hours if you are good driver.



Flying into Golfito:

Fly into golfito with direct connections at San Jose Airport (a smaler terminal next to the international within 5 minutes walking). Sansa or Natureair service Golfito. We can arrange to pick you up or send a taxi for $60. Golfito is on a lovely bay and is approximately 1.5 hours from our location. The airfare is approximately 60-110$ one way in a 20 seater plane and takes approximately 1 hour. Bag size and weight are limited!!!

By car

From San Jose go to Cartago and follow highway 2. Through San Isidro, Buenos Aires, and turn LEFT at Paso Real on highway 237 to San Vito. Go through San Vito to Agua Buena on 237. At intersection just past Agua Buena turn right go over bridge into the small pueblo of Coopabuena. From there we will send a detailed map to your email or phone on how to drive to our Center, approximately 10 mins from town Center by car.

Nearest airport

Golfito, Costa Rica

Contact information

Jaguar Luna Cultural Arts Collective
3205 Dutton Avenue, #106
95407 Santa Rosa
United States of America

flight.jaguar@gmail.com
www.artistecologyresidency-jaguarluna.com

Phone: 5102829380

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