Open Call

Tropic 08´N - An Outdoor Residency Program in one of the richest biomes on earth with indigenous culture & ecology.

La Wayaka Current

With Funding


This is a multi-disciplinary program open to artists along with other creative practitioners, musicians, writers, curators, activists and scientists. In our fifth year of operation, we cultivate spaces in remote environments that nourish and encourage space for personal and professional growth, the freedom to learn and experiment creatively, gather and find new inspiration in a remote, vast place far from structural or institutional frameworks and limitations. Though this program we engage with new ecological and cultural perspectives of our time in a multitude of ways, as well as promoting necessary dialogues and understanding between remote areas of this planet to others worldwide.

Number of Participants

Artists will be able to work more independently on their self directed practice alongside our program. We expect artists to come with an open and willing attitude, to assist in the responsibilities of the resident community and be respectful towards the local nature and communities wishes. Groups are usually between 8-12 and our program is available from 3-6 weeks. (enquire for shorter or longer residency)


No deadline


April 23, 2019 - November 07, 2019


  • £233.00 stipend (weekly)


  • £467.00 program fee


Ceramic Facility, Co-Working, Desk Space, Installation Space, Library, Piano, Sculpture Facility, Shared Studio, Sound Studio, Wood Shop


Cabin, Home-Stay, Kitchen, Live/Work, Nomadic, Shared Bathroom, Shared Room


Breakfast, Chef on Site, Coffee, Dinner, Lunch, Tea, Vegan, Vegetarian

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Courses, Critique, Demo Day, Discussion, Exhibition, Forum, Grant, Group Dinners, Juried Exhibition, Mentors, Mural Projects, Online Exhibition, Open Studios, Panel, Performances, Professional Development, Publication, Readings, Retreat, Round Tables, Schools, Self-Directed, Seminars, Teaching Exchange, Visiting Professionals, Work Exchange, Workshops, Yoga


Acting, Activists, Animation, Architecture, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Book Arts, Cartoonist, Ceramics, Chefs, Choreography, Cinematography, Collective, Comedy, Composers, Conceptual Art, Culinary, Curatorial, Dance, Dance Groups, Design, Documentary, Drawing, Dreamers, Film, Illustration, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Intervention, Jewelry, Journalism, Land Art, Literature, Makers, Moving Image, Multimedia, Music, Music Composition, Painting, Pedagogy, Performance Art, Photography, Playwriting, Poetry, Printmaking, Public Art, Research, Scientists, Screenwriting, Sculpture, Singing, Social Practice, Sound Art, Tech, Textile, Theatre, Theatre Directors, Thinkers, Video Art, Visual Arts, Wearable Technology, Web Design, Web Development


English, Spanish

Program Description

Tropic 08°N presents a rare opportunity to research and develop new artistic & creative practices in a remote natural environment between rainforest and sea, in collaboration with an autonomous, indigenous group at the gateway between South and Central America. Respect for community and nature remain at the heart of this place and culture despite increased connections to the globalized world. 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.

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