Open Call

Annual One-Week Residencies extended through September 30, 2019

Monte Azul Center for the Arts

No Funding
Pérez Zeledón, Costa Rica


-Due to high demand our annual One-Week Residency has been extended through 09/30/19. This one-week intensive is for 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

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


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


August 31, 2019 - September 30, 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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