Open Call

Now accepting applications for our annual August One-Week Residencies.

Monte Azul Center for the Arts

No Funding
Pérez Zeledón, Costa Rica


-Each year during the month of August, Monte Azul offers our One-Week Residency to artists who desire a residency experience but are unable to commit to a longer stay. -Admission is based on review of portfolio or manuscript (see Apply section on website) -Residency program and the environmental surroundings are geared for adults only.

Number of Participants

The Residency program is intended for individuals, usually accommodating four artists at a time; collaborating partners and spouses with prior approval. Monte Azul Center for the Arts offers 4 individual casitas. All come with a private bath, kitchenette & private work area. Casitas can accommodate a maximum of two people with prior approval and an additional fee. ​


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


August 04, 2019 - September 02, 2019


  • $25.00 application fee
  • $1,300.00 program fee (weekly)


Co-Working, Desk Space, Gallery, Individual Studio, Print Shop, Shared Studio


Kitchen, Live/Work, Private Bathroom, Private Housing


Breakfast, Coffee, Dinner, Lunch, Snacks, Tea, Vegan, Vegetarian

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Critique, Discussion, Exhibition, Mentors, Online Exhibition, Open Studios, Professional Development, Readings, Retreat, Self-Directed, Visiting Professionals


Conceptual Art, Culinary, Curatorial, Design, Digital Media, Drawing, Dreamers, Fiber Arts, Fiction, Film, Illustration, Immersive Experiences, Interdiscplinary Arts, Land Art, Makers, Multimedia, Nonfiction, Painting, Photography, Playwriting, Poetry, Printmaking, Research, Scholar, Screenwriting, Sculpture, Social Practice, Textile, Thinkers, Visual Arts


English, French, Spanish

Program Description

Monte Azul Center for the Arts caters to artists in a number of disciplines & practices. We offer an inclusive residency program, where diversity is a creative advantage Example practices: Printmaking, Painting, Photography, Writing, Mixed Media and Screen Printing, as well as private studio visits and discussion.

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