La Wayaka Current: Tropic and Desert

La Wayaka Current: Tropic and Desert

La Wayaka Current operates as a non-profit, artist-led initiative registered in UK and Chile, working nomadically between South, Central America, and Northern Europe. It is run by an international collective of people experienced in different fields of arts, cultural and environmental subjects. The programs are run for a duration of 3 weeks with an option to extend to 6 weeks on specific dates (enquire for shorter or longer residency availability). Currently they have open call for the Tropic and Desert residencies with the following dates:

Tropic 08´N:

  • 2019: Sept 24 - Oct 15, 2019 and Oct 17 - Nov 7, 2019
  • 2020:  April 7 - April 28, 2020 and April 30 - May 21, 2020

Desert 23´S:

  • 2019: Sept 27 - Oct 18, 2019; Oct 25 - Nov 15, 2019 and Nov 20 - Dec 11, 2019
  • 2020: March 3 - March 24, 2020; June 10 - July 1, 2020; Sept 4 - Sept 25, 2020 and Oct 5 - Oct 26, 2020 

These are multi-disciplinary programs open to artists alongside creative practitioners such as musicians, writers, curators, activists, scientists, and others. Residents are encouraged to challenge their practice in the location, be resourceful and respond to local methods, materials, basic tools, and equipment within the community and isolated natural environment. 

Artists will be free to choose to take part in programmed activities alongside their self-directed practice according to their interests. Depending on the nature of their project residents will be given opportunities to showcase works or work-in-progress on a local level; within the community or La Wayaka Current peer group. Post-residency, artists will also be invited to take part in future international exhibitions, publications, presentations and other events relating to the outreach of the La Wayaka Current residency program and research project and it’s artists.

They currently offer financial aid, support in seeking funding from other institutions, work exchange opportunities, and bursaries on all their programs. Their aim is to make this residency accessible for all those who wish to take part. Contact them directly to find out what aid is currently available and what you may be eligible for.

The application is online with deadlines 20 September 2019 and 20 October 2019 for both residency programs.