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CAMINO VERDE 

reforestation centre, tambopata, peru

Amazonian Regeneration: Art and Biodiversity

DEADLINE 1ST JUNE 2024

Residency at the intersection of art, biodiversity, and sustainable futures is an exploration driven by the mission of Camino Verde and the creative vision of Studio 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 how the Amazon ecosystem operates.

By drawing insights from the detailed processes within the Amazon ecosystem the residency strives to establish a repository of transformative knowledge, offering alternative methodologies that transcend geographical and cultural boundaries.

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Camino Verde

reforestation centre, tambopata, peru

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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programme

Gain insights into the extensive biodiversity preservation initiatives at Camino Verde

Active Contribution to Conservation- Move beyond traditional artistic exploration; actively contribute to Camino Verde's mission through hands-on experiences, meaningful interactions, and collaborative projects.

Artistic Exploration in Amazonian Biodiversity-  Immerse yourself in the heart of the Amazon, exploring the Living Seed Bank and Arboretums, gaining insights from  local experts.

Explore the vital role of community involvement in forest conservation and the implications of regenerative supply chains.

Regenerative Agroforestry Practices - Investigate sustainable and regenerative agroforestry practices firsthand, working alongside Camino Verde to understand the vital role of community participation in forest conservation.

Collaborative Community Projects - Act as seeds of change by collaborating on projects that bridge art and environmental conservation.

Duration: Minimum 1 month

This Residency is a self-funded initiative, and as of now, Studio Verde is not able to offer direct sponsorship. 

However, we are committed to assisting you in finding funding opportunities. Flexible plans are available upon request.

 

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

More details will be shared soon....

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Eligibility

Open to a diverse range of Artists, researchers, curators, scientists, and  conservationists

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.

  • Participants become integral members of Studio Verde’s global network of artists, scientists, and conservationists. 

 

  • Studio Verde's goal is to establish long-term relationships with resident artists, scientists and local communities providing opportunities for continued collaboration beyond the initial residency: to create a network between our global programs.

 

  • Artists who demonstrate commitment and exceptional outcomes from the residency are prioritised for future funded Studio Verde global residencies. 

 

  • Studio Verde will facilitate lectures with local experts to enrich further participants' understanding of the region's environmental challenges. 

 

  • Studio Verde facilitates showcasing the artist's work in a curated exhibition at the Amazon Centre of Environmental Education and Research (ACEER) Art Gallery in Puerto Maldonado. This allows the artists to share with the local community and opens doors to future collaborative opportunities. 

 

  • Shared accommodation provided in PM for orientation, field trips and gallery visits/instal. Participants will be shown the gallery space and given a lecture on the history of the region and the challenges it is facing.

 

  • Studio Verde provides support before the residency, ensuring participants are well-prepared and equipped for the program. In addition, SV maintains continuous connection throughout the program offering guidance, addressing queries, and creating a sense of community among participants. 

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