Deadline: 15/06/2019

Artistic Residency: Practical Utopies - Terra UNA Ecovilage Brasil

Collective residence season for artist at Terra UNA ecovillage. 3 weeks to rethink the world!

Artistic Residency: Practical Utopies (Utopias Práticas)
Terra UNA Ecovilage  - Minas Gerais - Brasil
07/12 to 08/04

We open a new collective residence season for artist at Terra UNA ecovillage. Above the Practical Utopias matter/topic, we'll have 3 weeks to rethink the world! 

We are a transdisciplinary program, all disciplines can apply. 

Description of residency program
Terra UNA is an NGO that since 2003 works to promote and support transdisciplinary actions that aim at ecological sustainability, social redesign and the integral development of the human being. To this end, they work in MG, RJ and SP, in rural and urban areas, carrying out events and projects. Terra UNA counts on a team of 20 people, bringing together professionals from different areas such as: biologists, agronomists, economists, socio-environmental managers, architects, permacultors, bioconstructors, educators, therapists, communicators, designers, artists, cultural producers and others.

The Terra UNA ecovillage is located next to nature, in a 48 hectare land in the Environmental Protection Area of Serra da Mantiqueira, in Liberdade, MG, constituting as a housing, education, work and leisure space that seeks to improve the quality life of its members, visitors and surrounding communities.

This innovative program aimed at the integration of contemporary art, ecology and sustainability. We believe that art can be deeply linked to the creative transformation of the world in social and environmental challenges we face.

The Collective Season
The Collective Season is a way to gather around a certain number of artist in the same period, to grant the most effective residence in Terra UNA. In our 10 years experience, the exchange between artists with the curators' and facilitators' follow-ups is one of the main factors that make artistic work in 1 month of residency correspond to 6 months up to one year of production in studio usual conditions with the dispersions of the city and everyday life.

Artists are accommodated in private or shared rooms in Cristália and Beija-Flor houses, pretty near to community center where kitchen, dining room, housing, and main room are and also where workshops are ministrated. We follow an ecovillage everyday routine that include meals, sharing, meditations, group work, activities for children, workshops and hikings/trekkings. Every single artist join ecovillages activities in order of his/hers interests and creates his/her own work dynamic. We have a specific agenda for the Collective Season that includes the projects follow-ups and collective happenings proposed by participants and facilitators

Artists can join to all the experiences and workshops of Utopias Práticas - Terra UNA's winter festival.

Projects follow-ups with Nadam Guerra, Jaya Pravaz, and Bianca Bernardo

Included courses for resident artists:
July 12th to 15th - Dragon Dreaming: Awake your dreams - Life Management
July 16th - Eclipse Celebration
July 16th to 21st - The Body is a Feast
July 22nd to 26th - Performance Art: The Magician Artist with Nadam Guerra
July 26th to 28th - Self-transformation with Jaya Pravaz
August 2nd and 3rd - Terra UNA's Art Show/Exhibition with artworks from the participants

We Offer

  • _Room (private or shared)
  • _Egg-lacto-vegetarian food (3 meals a day)
  • _Work space atelier or multipurpose space
  • _Wireless internet
  • _Access to the common areas of the ecovillage and forest reserve Terra UNA
  • _Artistic accompaniment
  • _Accepted projects receive a letter of invitation for funding raising.

Collective spaces

  • _ Cristália's multipurpose room. 4x8m
  • _ Beija Flor's coworking room
  • _ Terra UNA's multipurpose room. 10x8m
  • _ Weaving and Sewing Atelier _ Pottery studio with 2 ceramic wheels, gas oven, manual extrude.

*Artists need to bring the material and tools necessary to carry out their project

Expectations towards the artist
At the end of the collective season, we have a weekend where the artists can show the work done. (optional)

**It is possible to receive companions or children during the whole period of the residence or in visits. The values ​​for companions and activities of the holiday colony are paid separately.

Application information
To apply answer the form with your information, biography, particular needs, and link to previous works:

The Terra UNA team evaluates the feasibility and adequacy of the proposal to the context of the ecovillage and talks with each subscriber to make sure that we have conditions to welcome the proposal.

Yes, we value who inscribes first, but the most important is the proposal's suitability to the ecovillage.

Investment for 3 weeks program
(including accommodation, feeding, projects follow-ups, and Practical Utopias Winter Festival workshops)

duble room               U$ 810

private room                 U$ 980

Artistic Residency: Practical Utopies - Terra UNA Ecovilage Brasil

Artistic Residency: Practical Utopies - Terra UNA Ecovilage Brasil


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