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OPEN CALL LABVERDE – Art Immersion Program in the Amazon

Deadline: 31 Jan, 2017

Disciplines: Architecture, Collaboration, Design, Digital, Experimental, Installation, Land Art, Light and Projection, Media Arts, Other, Photography, Research, Science, Sculpture, Technology, Visual Arts.

Location: Manaus, Amazon, Brazil

Deadline: 31 Jan, 2017

Duration: 10 days

Eligibility: Artists from all over the world

Support: housing, food, lectures, expeditions, boat trip, workshop and seminar

Costs: Travel to Manaus, Amazon, Brazil & Residence Fee


Program Description:

LABVERDE: Art Immersion Program in the Amazon
From 20th to 29th of July 2017

LABVERDE is an unforgettable and deep experience in the Amazon rainforest for artists from all over the world.

LABVERDE aims to help cultural makers understand and reflect on one of the main natural areas of the planet.
The journey starts with a boat trip and it gets deeper in an ecological reserve in the heart of the Amazon region, allowing a selected group of artists to explore different scales and perspectives of the rainforest along with the mediation of specialists in art, humanities, biology, ecology and natural science.

Life experience and theory will be integrated into 10 days of intensive activities. A schedule of expeditions, lectures, workshops, presentations and seminars will enhance creativity, having nature as a common ground.

Among other themes, the participants will find out about landscape representation, nature art appropriation, innovative solutions for a sustainable economy, climate change and environmental impacts, forest sonority, wild edible plants, entomology and dendrochronology in the Amazon.

The network exchanges and the knowledge sets throughout the program will be an opportunity to develop innovative cultural content. After the program, participants will be able to improve their own creative discourses, identify natural environmental problems and solutions, and reflect on the role of art in influencing ecological behavior.

What is the LABVERDE Program?
It is a ten-day immersion in the Amazon rainforest to explore the connection between nature, art and science.

When next edition is going to happen?
From 20th to 29th of July 2017

Where is going to happen?
The journey starts with a boat trip and it gets deeper in an ecological reserve in the heart of the Amazon region.

Who can register?
Visual artists, curators, performer, musicians, writers, dancers and other cultural makers.

How many people can participate?
Only 20 participants will be selected.

How to apply?
Candidates have to fill the application form at and send the following documents:
- 250-word bio
- 500-word description of a creative project idea
- 5 to 10 images Portfolio

When is the dead line?
Registration will take place until January 31th.

How much does the program cost and what is included?
The fee is USD 2,900. Accommodation, meals and transfers are included.

What if I cannot afford the program?
We will select three artists to participate in the program free of cost. The condition for all modalities of grant will be discussed with the selected artist by Skype meeting. Artists that have been investigating the intersection between art and nature will be prioritized. To apply for a grant, please include a motivation letter in the attached documents.

Who are the organizers?
LABVERDE has been designed by a multidisciplinary team of highly qualified international professionals from Manifesta Art and Culture and The National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA).

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