Open Call

Desert 23°S - Outdoor residency program into one of the driest places on earth with indigenous culture and ecology.

La Wayaka Current

No Funding
Atacama, Chile


Open for artists, creative practitioners, writers, researchers, activists and scientists.

Number of Participants

We welcome applications from individuals, partners or groups working in interdisciplinary fields. 7-12 per group.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


May 04, 2019 - May 25, 2019


  • £1,700.00 program fee (one-time)


Ceramic Facility, Co-Working, Gallery, Installation Space, Shared Studio, Wood Shop


Cabin, Kitchen, Live/Work, Nomadic, Shared Bathroom, Shared Room


Breakfast, Coffee, Dinner, Lunch, Tea

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Critique, Demo Day, Exhibition, Group Dinners, Mural Projects, Online Exhibition, Open Studios, Performances, Readings, Retreat, Self-Directed, Workshops


Acting, Activists, Animation, Architecture, Augmented Reality, Book Arts, Ceramics, Chefs, Cinematography, Collective, Composers, Conceptual Art, Culinary, Curatorial, Dance, Design, Digital Media, Documentary, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Fiction, Illustration, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Land Art, Moving Image, Music, Music Composition, Nonfiction, Pedagogy, Performance Art, Playwriting, Poetry, Printmaking, Research, Screenwriting, Sculpture, Singing, Social Practice, Sound Art, Tech, Textile, Theatre Directors, Thinkers, Video Art, Virtual Reality, Visual Arts, Wearable Technology


English, Spanish

Program Description

A rare opportunity to research and develop new artistic & creative practices in an otherworldly mars-like environment, within an indigenous community inside a national nature reserve. Here offers the most optimal conditions for astronomical observations in the world and preserves ancient archeology beneath the sands. Learn more about how this ecosystem is currently threatened by water-intensive lithium mines. Our fluid, site-responsive programs introduce creatives to the local ecology and culture as well as the socio-political and historical contexts of the area, whilst presenting reciprocal benefits for local communities both socially + economically through our presence and exchange. We cultivate spaces that nourish and encourage space for personal and professional growth, the freedom to learn and experiment creatively, gather and find new inspiration in remote wilderness far from structural or institutional frameworks and limitations. More info -

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