ALTO Art Residency

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Name of Residency: A L T O

A L T O is now inviting self-directed artists who wish to nurture their work surrounded by abundant raw nature, jungle & fauna to submit applications for vacancies at the residency.

The opportunity exists for artists from all around the globe within all practices to take a residency at A L T O. This can be privately-funded, funded by a third party interested in promoting an individuals work, or by grants, scholarships etc.

As a resident artist you will have the possibility of working within one of our two spaces, in the jungle of Alto Paraiso. Please have a look in the web.

Mariri Jungle Lodge has 40 hectares of lush jungle by the most amazing cliffs. The residency can take place for periods of 2 weeks to 3 months.

Artists will have full use of a studio when available and the use of the shared circular studio. There are a series of extra comforts for good health and living including a Finnish sauna, large rock mineral water pool fed by a beautiful John Wilkes flowform. There are unique sleeping rooms at Mariri Jungle Lodge to choose from:

A 10m Tower Room, the Bamboo Chalet, Casa Luna Chalet, the Kura Kura Tree House and Araras Tree House, the more traditional Orange and Library Rooms as well pretty wood cabanas.

Resident artists will be featured on the A L T O web page, which will include biographical information and images of work produced during the residency.

Group residencies

We can also host group residencies for groups belonging to an institution, or art group/collective.

Residency Programme since: 2013
Description of Organisation: A L T O exists as a container for self-directed artists who wish to nurture their work through embracing the particularities of Alto Paraiso, surrounded by abundant raw nature, jungle & fauna and a powerful changing landscape which can inform or set new work production within an evident context of our connection with the land and sustainability.

A L T O Residency is held at Mariri Jungle Lodge a creative home and permacultural project space. As an add-on to the residency there is also the possibility to cooperate with local sustainability by working in the orchards, organic veg patches, healthy nutrition and bio-construction providing further connection to the land and its residents.

ALTO: Art + Living. Is an arts residency space based at Mariri Jungle Lodge in the heart of Brazils town of Alto Paraiso, one of the most exciting and significant eco-spiritual lands worldwide, located in the province of Goias, 2.30h drive from Brasilia, Brazil.

The guiding principle behind the activities of the organisation is to facilitate, through production and collaboration, art and artists whose work can manifest a discourse within the raw environment and through living sustainably within permaculturist principles.

Organisation founded in: 2013
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
Working Languages:
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: 2
Number of artists in residence at one time: 4
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Private Cabin/House
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Printmaking
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • New Media
  • Film-making
  • Education Programmes
  • Photography
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Dance/Theatre/Performance Space
  • Library/research resources
  • Woodworking tools
  • Printmaking facilities
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Partners
  • Pets
  • Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Housing
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Publication
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Films
    • Exhibition
    • Gardening
    • Forest Conservation
    Selection process: By curator
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Brasilia
    How to reach by plane: Most air travelers arrive the Brasilia airport. From Brasilia to Alto Paraíso there is 2 buses a day.
    How to reach by train: by Bus: The companies that make the route Brasilia-Chapada are Real Expresso and Santo Antonio.
    How to reach by car: From Brasilia take the BR-020 toward Salvador (for those arriving by plane: Airport> South Exit> North Exit> Bragueto Bridge> Torto Roundabout> Posto Colorado> Sobradinho and turn left into the BR-010 (GO-118) after Planaltina (the roundabout is well signposted). Direction San Gabriel, San Joao da Alianca & Alto Paraiso de Goias. Total distance from Brasilia is 230 km.- From Goiania, pass Brasilia and follow the above route.- From Sao Paulo, take Via Anhanguera (SP-330) until Uberaba. From there, take the BR-050 to Brasilia.
    Street & Number: Mariri Jungle Lodge, Off road from Alto Paraiso.
    Postal Code: 73770000
    City: Alto Paraiso de Goias
    Country long: Brazil
    Mariri Jungle Lodge, Off road from Alto Paraiso.
    Alto Paraiso de Goias 73770000 Brazil
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