Due to financial restrictions, the artist will have to pay for his/her own travel. Residents pay $250 a month for a fully furnished private room, studio, all utilities, phones calls to over 60 countries, internet access, weekend excusrions and optional volunteer placement.
The residency program is available to all artists from any country regardless of age, gender, or medium. The residency focuses on the disciplines of visual arts but they will also consider applications from other mediums including creative writing, music and dance. Preference will be given to those with Spanish language skills. Please submit a resume with a brief cover letter and samples of your work.
Sustainable Bolivia is a non-profit foundation based in Riberalta; the capital of the Bolivian Amazon. SB's specific goals are to promote and assist charitable organizations and activities in Bolivia, and to promote economic and environmental sustainability. It is an umbrella institution with over many projects and partner organizations. Sustainable Bolivia’s art residency is one project aimed at promoting the arts in Bolivia, while fostering intercultural exchange and dialogue between international and local artists.
In an effort to fully integrate the resident as well as provide a service to the community, the selected candidate will also have the opportunity to volunteer with one of SB’s partner organizations. Opportunities include projects which seek to empower youths through performing and visual arts, or providing training for future art teachers.
Applicants will be provided with a large furnished living space, a private studio, and access to art contacts in Bolivia interested in showing their work. Exhibitions will occur in Cochabamba and potentially in La Paz and Santa Cruz; Bolivia’s 3 largest cities. Additionally SB has contacts with local and national press outlets and will work together to try and promote showings.