Open Call

Peruvian Amazon Storytelling Workshop Call for Applications

Real Lives Multicultural Association

With Funding
Iquitos, Peru


Open worldwide to visual artists, filmmakers and writers of different genres. No age restrictions. Not for beginners. This is a practical workshop for passionate amateurs and adventurous professionals with autonomy in their work process. For more information and to apply please use the application form on our website

Number of Participants

Up to 15 participants will be selected.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


June 24, 2020 - July 04, 2020


  • $500.00 material budget (one-time)


  • $5,000.00 program fee (one-time)


Film Editing Suite


Cabin, Guest House, Nomadic, Tent


Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

Public Programs

Professional Development, Round Tables, Workshops


Cartoonist, Cinematography, Crafts & Trades, Design, Digital Media, Documentary, Drawing, Film, Illustration, Immersive Experiences, Interdiscplinary Arts, Jewelry, Journalism, Literature, Moving Image, Multimedia, Painting, Photography, Poetry, Sculpture, Social Practice, Video Art, Visual Arts


English, Spanish

Program Description

For 10 days, 15 passionate writers, artists and filmmakers will be submerged in the density of the Peruvian Amazonas and the lives of the local Shawi. Guided by a diverse Team of acclaimed international creatives and Peruvian indigenous leaders, participants will be exposed to the raw nature of the rainforest, conflicting forces impacting indigenous communities and sustainable activities to address climate change. Each participant will develop a short provocation/artwork under the guidance and supervision of the Team. Unlike other workshops, the local inhabitants will not be mere characters in these stories but will serve as mentors, project collaborators and cultural mediators. The workshop will take place in various setting including the urban river-based culture of Iquitos, the tropical rainforest surroundings of the Tambopata National Reserve, and the facilities of Formabiap’s indigenous bi-lingual education centre at Zúngarococha.

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