25 Nov 2016

Residencies Art Immersion Program in the Amazon

LABVERDEManaus, Amazonas, Brazil

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Opportunity Description

International Deadline: January 31, 2017 – LABVERDE was created to strengthen the limits of art through a broad array of experiences, knowledge sets and cultural perspectives involving art, science and nature. The program main goal is to promote artistic creation through a constructive debate about environmental issues generated by both theory and life experiences in the Amazon rainforest.

The program was developed in association with Manifesta Art and Culture and The National Institute for Amazonian Research. Designed by a multidisciplinary team of highly qualified specialists in art, humanity, biology, ecology and natural science, LABVERDE aims to allow a deep understanding of the Amazon region.

Ten days sharing knowledge and practices in an intensive schedule of seminars, workshops, presentations, forest guided tours and boat trips will enhance participants’ creativity, having nature as a common ground. The program main goal is to allow the comprehension of one of the main natural areas of the planet in order to stimulate poetic and aesthetic experience and discourses, involving art, humanity, biology, ecology and natural science.

Exploring the Amazon rainforest, discovering the richness of its biodiversity and understanding its importance for the planet’s ecological balance will foster an analytical and critical perspective of issues such as landscape interpretation, nature representation, and the role of art in engaging social-ecological behavior.

LABVERDE aims to foster the hybridity of expressions, the program is targeted toward adventurous individuals and nature lovers: visual artists, architects, musicians, writers, dancers and other cultural makers.

Accommodation, meals and transfers included
Flight tickets to Manaus, transfer from and to the Airport and health insurance are not included.

We will select three artists to participate in the program free of cost. The condition for all modalities of grant will be discussed with the selected artist by Skype meeting. To apply for a grant, please include a motivation letter in the attached documents. Participants from emerging countries that have been investigating the intersection between art and nature will be prioritized.

In order to participate, fill in our form and attach the following documentation:

  1. 250-word bio
  2. 500-word description of a creative project idea
  3. 5 to 10 images Portfolio

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Opp Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opp Types: Residencies. Opp Tags: Deadlines 01 Jan thru Feb and Open to Artists Worldwide. Income: In-Kind Benefit and Residency.

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