Deadline: 30/09/2019

Mission Jaguar - Call for writers// Free Accommodation in Costa Rica, 2019/2020

We offer free housing to a writer composing a creative story about the endangered jaguar.

Residency program
Our Center is wildly unique; it combines ecology, community, mutual cooperation and the arts at a fantastic location within remarkable facilities. We aim to change the relationship of the arts (moving beyond art as strictly commodity or objectification) towards a way to balance the dire situation on the planet, by providing promising interaction between communities and artists that benefit and heal the natural ecosphere.

Accommodations/workshop/studio space
We provide rustic, comfortable, imaginative habitats for artists to create and imagine easily with the muse. Lodging is located in a hilly environment with access to group kitchen. We have 5-shared bathrooms. From private/shared cabins to lofts, or dorm rooms, we have a place that is right for all types of artists. Housing is shared only on agreement and is private unless otherwise stated.

The cabins are suitable for live/work space, and we have separate workshops available for construction/clay/wood working, etc. Dance, theatre can be held in the common building, our dance tower, outdoor amphitheater, or our elevated tree platform. Film/Photography is possible anywhere. Writing can be facilitated in a number of spaces that include our screened in Kiosk (also for photography).

Fees and Support
Awarded artist will receive a cabin free-of-charge for the duration of the agreed stay from 2 weeks to 3 months (up to $3000 value). Artists will be responsible for travel and food.

***note: Artists may also work on personal, individual projects during their stay as long as the writing proposal is completed.

Expectations
We are seeking to expand our program with a writer to journal/record/dream prose that directs attention to the majestic jaguar or their feline cousins: ocelot, jaguarundi, black panther, cougar or margay all of whom live in the region.   Jaguar Luna Cultural Arts Collective is located in a cloud forest in Southern Costa Rica where jaguars once freely roamed. Currently the occasional jaguar that attempts to travel from Osa Peninsula to Parque Amistad is at high risk of being killed by cattle farmers. We believe that the arts can help educate, and change hearts on the importance of jaguars to the world. We will award a writer with 1 month to 3 months residency at no charge in exchange for a magical story that inspires the world to care for the remaining jaguars in Central and South America. The story can be creative, imaginative, theatrical or journalistic, yet it is hoped the piece will inspire governments for more protection and also to encourage ecotourism visitors to participate in projects, such as reforestation, while traveling.  

Application
We welcome all types of writing ideas. We understand that the work may be flushed out or even changed while at the Center. Therefore, we seek to hear your inspiration on why this project appeals to your compassion. When sending your proposal, please include any past nature writing, poems, theatrical writings, or fiction that shows your ability to inspire and influence with your writing. We encourage you to find ways to publish the piece that you create while at our center and will promote your works through our various websites and Facebook/Instagram. We welcome translation of works into Spanish.

Send resume, references, and time-frame/season of residency requirements from 2 weeks to 3 months. Jaguar777luna@gmail.com re: Mission Jaguar

Please send proposals by September 30, 2019 for residency from September 2019 to April 2020.

Mission Jaguar - Call for writers// Free Accommodation in Costa Rica, 2019/2020

Mission Jaguar - Call for writers// Free Accommodation in Costa Rica, 2019/2020

Location
Costa Rica

Application deadline
30/09/2019

Residency starts
30/09/2019

Residency ends
30/04/2020

More information
http://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/story/saving-jaguar-latin-americas-iconic-and-endangered-species