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resilience 

Safeguarding the Amazon rainforest in a changing climate

DEADLINE 1ST JUNE 2024

Peruvian Amazon

15th September - 15th October 

This artist-in-residence program seeks to capture diverse stories of resilience, unfolding in the face of ecological and climate breakdown, from the Madre de Dios region in the Peruvian Amazon. Here, conservationists and local eco-guardians work together to preserve and restore the bio and ethno diversity and heritage of this unique corner of the globally critical Amazon rainforest. 

 

 Through critical examination and collaborative engagement, artists will be expected to create meaningful 

narratives that shed light on the challenges and solutions of safeguarding the Amazon amidst 

accelerating climate change.

 

Ranging from the impact of gold mining in the region to rewilding landscapes, from cutting-edge rainforest ecology research to local traditions and livelihoods, artists will hear a range of local voices and perspectives in the struggle to preserve this wilderness for all who live here, human and non-human, and their generations to come.

 

Artists who are working on projects related to climate change and on inspiring action to address this threat are invited to respond to this open call. 

 

Artists working in any medium are welcome.

Key Areas of Exploration

Impacts of climate change on biodiversity and ecological restoration initiatives.

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Scientific research on evolving ecological dynamics in the Amazon region. 

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Voices and perspectives of local communities, highlighting their traditional knowledge and practices.

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Environmental and social impacts of gold mining on the Amazon ecosystem and local communities. 

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Gain insights into the extensive biodiversity preservation initiatives at Camino Verde

LOCATION 

Camino Verde Reforestation Centre.
 
Madre de Dios, Peruvian Amazon.

DATES

2024
September 15th-
October 15th

 

CAMINO VERDE

In collaboration with Studio Verde, Camino Verde, one of the guardians of Amazonian biodiversity, invites participants to explore their living seed bank and arboretums, engaging in interactive sessions with ecologists and the station community, and immersing themselves in the profound teachings of the Amazon.  Artists gain valuable understanding and knowledge by closely examining the Amazon ecosystem.

Camino Verde's reforestation centre is a pilot site for innovative agroforestry systems and restoration strategies. They have reforested over 20 hectares (50 acres) with 25,000 trees representing over 400 different species of trees. Their nurseries produce 20,000 tree seedlings and over a hundred species each year.

Camino Verde is also home to over 100 hectares (250 acres) of primary rainforest that we protect.

Today, they are  sharing their most successful strategies with farmers and native communities in the Amazon of Peru, bringing back forests to areas degraded by agriculture, gold mining, and ranching.

Their reforestation centre is located on the Tambopata River and is accessible from the city of Puerto Maldonado via a 2-hour taxi and boat ride.

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Artist participation Fee: $2,000

Scholarships avaibale 

Peruvian Artists: $1, 000

Total number of participants x 10

This one-month Residency is a self-funded initiative.

However, we are committed to assisting you in finding funding opportunities. 

Includes local transportation, accommodation, exhibition, workshops and lectures with local specialists and total immersion in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest.

This program provides guidance, resources, access to experts, cultural experiences, exhibition and post-residency opportunities and support. 

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Eligibility

Open to a diverse range of Artists, curators, and designers.

Submission

Participants are chosen for their proactive engagement with environmental issues and the potential to make enduring collaborative contributions.

Shared Accommodation 

Location

Camino Verde Reforestation 

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

Closest Airport Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios.

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