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  • Field trips will be led by specialists from The Center for Amazonian Scientific Innovation (CINCIA) whose mission is to develop solutions on how to reforest and restore areas degraded by gold mining.


  • Workshops and lectures will be held at Camino Verde reforestation center by agroforestry experts, who are working on creative regenerative design that supports communities to help build sustainable lives and catalyse sustainable development.

  • Time will be spent with the Ese’eja Native Community of Infierno, an Indigenous group in Peru whose ancestral homeland is located on the Tambopata River in the Madre de Dios region. Here artists will have the opportunity to exchange knowledge with community members and learn about their artisanal traditions, rituals and medicinal plants.​

  • At the end of the AIR, Artists offer the local community an opportunity to engage in their findings by planning and executing a public exhibition and/or Artist talk in the ACEER gallery in  Puerto Maldonado, Peru. Artists are also encouraged to participate in talks and workshops that are held during the residency.



reforestation center


Sep 07 | Sep 28




Facilities, Food, Local transportation, workshops and lectures are provided for the artists.


* (Artists are responsible for their own Transport to Puerto Maldendao and health insurance) 


8  x Participants 

Amazon Aid will be sponsoring two Artists that are part of the Artist for the Amazon Programme.

This Artist in Residence programme is in the region on Madre de Dios in the Peruvian Amazon.

  It will be held between Puerto Maldonado and Camino Verde reforestation center along the Tambopata river. 

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September 07-10

Puerto Maldonado 

September 10- 24

Camino Verde 

September 24th -28th 

Puerto Maldonado 

Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios. 7-10th
  • Orientation at the ACEER office.

  • Lecture on the area

  • Field trip with CINCIA to areas devestated by Gold mining

  • Visit to Inferno Indigenous community  

Camino Verde Reforestation Centre: 10-24th

 Located on the banks of the Tambopata River, in the official buffer zone of the Tambopata National Reserve.


  • Workshops and lectures

  • Introduction of CV program/ research: nursery, distillation, reforestation plots

  • Workshop on native stingless bees and native vanilla

  • Lecture on agroforestry as regenerative design

  • Hikes to giant kapok tree (lupuna) and wild native bee hives in forest

  • Night and day hikes- forest walk with the highly knowledgeable Don Froilan 

  • Night boat drive- caiman spotting 

  • Visit to Don Juan's farm

  • Self directed studio time

Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios. 24-28th

  • Prepare & Install exhibition.

  • Exhibition opening for the local community 

  • Exploratory time