Location: Amazon Rainforest
Mission: LABVERDE was created to strengthen the limits of art through a broad array of experiences, knowledge sets and cultural perspectives involving art, science and nature. The program main goal is to promote artistic creation through a constructive debate about environmental issues generated by both theory and life experiences in the Amazon rainforest.
LABVERDE aims to allow a deep understanding of the Amazon region and to promote collaborative and innovative art processes. The program was developed in association with Manifesta Art and Culture and the National Institute for Amazonian Research, a multidisciplinary team of highly qualified specialists in arts, humanities, biology, ecology and natural science.
Enjoy 10 days sharing knowledge and practices in an intensive schedule of seminars, workshops, presentations, forest guided tours and boat trips to enhance creativity having nature as a common ground.
Exploring the Amazon rainforest, discovering the richness of its biodiversity and understanding its importance for the planet’s ecological balance will foster an analytical and critical perspective of issues such as landscape interpretation, nature representation, and the role of art in engaging social-ecological behavior.
The completion of the first LABVERDE edition had 162 entries and was an opportunity for artists to know the Amazon and to create new perspectives of the rainforest.
Adolpho Ducke Forest Reserve: ten thousands hectares of primary rainforest managed for scientific research purposes with hosting infrastructure, laboratory, auditorium and walking trails.
Floating Experimental Station: Boat equipped with infrastructure for research and access to coastal communities and aquatic ecosystems.
Cost: $1,900 USD: includes Accommodation, Meals, and Transfers. Flight tickets to Manaus and health insurance are not included.
Fellowships: We will select two artists to participate in the program free of cost. To apply for the grant, please include a motivation letter in the attached documents. Artist’s working process involving the intersection art/nature will be prioritized.
Application Fee: No application fee
Number of Artists: Up to 18 artists at a time
Length of Stay: From the 15th to the 24th of September, 10 days total
Accommodations: Participants will be lodged in the headquarters used by the scientific community from The National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA). Simple, share, comfortable and clean accommodation is provided.
Demographic/Medium: The program is targeted toward adventurous individuals and nature lovers from all over the world.
Benefits: By participating in the program you will be able to:
– Identify natural environmental problems and solutions within a local and global scale.
– Acknowledge the reality of the Amazon and link it with other scenarios and landscapes.
– Improve artistic projects and build the mind map of creative process.
– Connect with professionals from different areas and countries.
– Reflect on the role of art in influencing ecological behaviour.
– Participate in the LABVERDE 2nd edition catalogue.
Deadline: June 15, 2016