Deadline: 17/06/2018

Tropic 08°N – Develop site-responsive works in wild, natural environments

Engage with environmental and philosophical questions of our time through arts and culture.

Description of residency program
At the gateway between South and Central America, in one of the richest biomes on earth, in collaboration with the first politically autonomous indigenous group in Latin America. Here community and respect for mother earth remains at the heart of this place, despite increased connections to the globalised world.

La Wayaka Current - Tropic 08°N presents a rare opportunity to support the research and development of new works informed by the environment, that engage in urgent and valuable debate, whilst presenting reciprocal benefits for local communities socially + economically through cultural exchange, focussed on spreading their messages to others globally.

This program offers participants a unique chance to reconnect with nature and share with indigenous + rural communities who live from the land and sea with ancient knowledge still carried through their culture.

Live this transformative experience with an international group of participants, in a supportive and creative environment that seeks to experiment and push boundaries of researching and developing progressive interdisciplinary works, in relation to relevant subjects of our time.

Tropic 08°N is a self-directed program over 21 - 42 days offering the space, time, and inspiration to develop new projects in order to promote necessary dialogues and understanding between remote areas of this planet and cities worldwide.

Duration of residency
21 - 42 days.


  • May 17 - June 7, 2018
  • June 10 - July 1, 2018
  • Sep 25 - Oct 16, 2018 (NEW)
  • Oct 18 - Nov 8, 2018 (NEW)

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
All disciplines are welcome to participate in the project to create a dynamic, collaborative and open environment. Disciplines include sculpture, installation, site specific, community colaboration, drawing, painting, writing, music, photography, film, research etc.

Work equipment includes basic tools from the local area. Participants will have a network of support throughout the duration of your stay from both English speaking guides, experienced in fields of art + cultural subjects along with knowledgable local guides from the community.

A shared room in accommodation constructed by locals in the heart of the community, simple with shower, toilet and communal space with areas to work and relax. If you would like to request a single room please contact us for availability and fees. Stay connected with other creative participants and focus on your projects while we take care of daily logistics.

Studio/ workspace
Create in a communal and diverse workspace in the heart of the community where you will have the opportunity to utilize basic, local tools and materials in a creative + supportive environment.

Fees and support
Program fee covers all expedition costs. We currently offer financial aid on this program and support in finding further funding.

Expectations towards the artist
Artists must develop a self-directed proposal of work alongside the program and may be invited to participate in future exhibitions with us.

Application information
Please fill out our online application form from our website. No fees to apply.

Tropic 08°N – Develop site-responsive works in wild, natural environments

Tropic 08°N – Develop site-responsive works in wild, natural environments


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