ALTO Residency

General information

Brief description of organisation

A L T O is an Arts-Residency Space held in Brazil within the jungle and mountains of Alto Paraiso, 230km from Brasilia.

A L T O exists as a container for self-directed artists who wish to nurture their work through embracing the particularities of Alto Paraiso, surrounded by abundant raw nature, jungle & fauna and a powerful changing landscape which can inform or set new work production within an evident context of our connection with the land and sustainability.

A L T O Residency is held at Mariri Jungle Lodge a creative home and permacultural project space. As an add-on to the residency there is also the possibility to cooperate with local sustainability by working in the orchards, organic veg patches, healthy nutrition and bio-construction providing further connection to the land and its residents.

ALTO: Art + Living. Is an arts residency space based at Mariri Jungle Lodge in the heart of Brazils town of Alto Paraiso, one of the most exciting and significant eco-spiritual lands worldwide, located in the province of Goias, 2.30h drive from Brasilia, Brazil.

The guiding principle behind the activities of the organisation is to facilitate, through production and collaboration, art and artists whose work can manifest a discourse within the raw environment and through living sustainably within permaculturist principles.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

A L T O is now inviting artists to submit applications for vacancies at the residency.

The opportunity exists for artists from all around the globe within all practices to take a residency at
A L T O. This can be privately-funded, funded by a third party interested in promoting an individual’s work, or by grants, scholarships etc.

As a resident artist you will have the possibility of working within one of our two spaces, in the jungle of Alto Paraiso. Please have a look in the web.

Jungle has 40 hectares of lush jungle by the most amazing cliffs. The residency can take place for periods of 2 weeks to 3 months.

Artists will have full use of a studio when available and the use of the shared circular studio. There are a series of extra comforts for good health and living including a Finnish sauna, large rock mineral water pool fed by a beautiful John Wilkes flowform. There are unique sleeping rooms at Mariri Jungle Lodge to choose from:

A 10m Tower Room, the Bamboo Chalet, the Tree House I and Jiraffe Tree house or the more traditional Orange and Stone Rooms.

Resident artists will be featured on the A L T O web page, which will include biographical information and images of work produced during the residency.

Group residencies

We can also host group residencies for groups belonging to an institution, or art group/collective.

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Printmaking
  • Film Making
  • Architecture
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • between 1 and 3 months
Number of artists resident at one time


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

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency


RuralJungle : We are located in the jungle / brutalist: inside the city

  • Internet Connection
  • Library
  • Office
  • Kitchen
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

  • Private Room
  • Private Apartment
  • Private Cabin/House
Working language(s)
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portugese
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
  • Exhibitions

How to reach

By train

by Bus: The companies that make the route Brasilia-Chapada are Real Expresso and Santo Antônio.

By plane

JUNGLE:Most air travelers arrive at the Brasilia airport. There is a small domestic airport in Alto Paraiso, for small planes, but there are no regular air services.

By car


- From Brasilia take the BR-020 toward Salvador
(for those arriving by plane: Airport> South Eixão> North Eixão> Bragueto Bridge> Torto Roundabout> Posto Colorado> Sobradinho)
and turn left into the BR-010 (GO-118) after Planaltina (the roundabout is well signposted). Total distance from Brasilia is 230 km.

- From Goiania, pass Brasilia and follow the above route.

- From Sao Paulo, take Via Anhanguera (SP-330) until Uberaba. From there, take the BR-050 to Brasilia.

Nearest airport


Contact information

ALTO Residency
Mariri Jungle Lodge, Off road from Alto Paraiso.
73770000 Alto Paraiso de Goias

Phone: 0055 62 34461996

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