Flor del Sol

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Living in the countryside in a beautiful natural setting with our 11 dogs we like to share our unique space with artists who have common interests. a residence with us is mainly appropriate for artists who are inspired by nature or even like to work in or with nature and who like dogs.

The small guesthouse has an additional space for writing and whatever beside the bedroom. 3-dimansional work can be realized on a nearby open platform or in the different natural spaces all-around.

At the end we would appreciate a small presentation of the work for invited guests, however we do not receive funding for this project. But we offer the studio for such events.

Residency Programme since: 2011
Description of Organisation:

Flor del Sol is an Art Center run by us, Anita (Architect and artist) and Jose (Anthropologist and artist), in our private living-situation.

Our property covers eight hectares of tropical flora and fauna. The majority of the land is covered in rainforest that we keep in its natural state. The developed portion of our land is home to many fruit trees. The buildings, spread throughout the land are integrated in to the natural setting and our daily life is woven between inside and outside spaces. One of the buildings is a studio space.

Surrounding Area
Buena Vista is the closest village. It is a 45-minute walk or a quick six Boliviano moto-taxi ride. With cafes and restaurants surrounding a beautiful plaza and colonial architecture throughout the center of town, Buena Vista is a very pleasant place to pass time. The adjacent countryside of rolling hills is covered with divisions of forest, fruit trees, and pastures for livestock. As the name says, there are many beautiful views, especially of the mountains of Amboro National Park, the eastern foothills of the Andes. Another attraction is the Surutu river, which is only three kilometers from the village, and is a nice place to take a refreshing dip.

We neither receive funding nor ask for it. We finance with our own income. Two people help us mantaining the place.

We request a basic rate of 15.- EURO a day for accommodation and meals as well as collaboration in cooking and maintaining clean.

our access to internet is very limited. therefore we don`t have WiFi. we just use our smart-phones. nevertheless in case of necessities exceptional we can offer this access to internet.

Organisation founded in: 1996
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Not-for-profit
  • Artist-Run
Working Languages:
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: N/A
Number of artists in residence at one time: 1
Studio type and size: N/A
Accommodation type:
Private Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Kitchen
  • Small hand and power tools available
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Other
  • If other, please specify: has to be discussed with us in advance
    Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: No
    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
    • Accommodation
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Exhibition
    Selection process: Other
    If other, please specify: by the owners personally
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Aereopuerto Internacional ViruViru in Santa Cruz de la Sierra
    Nearest Train Station: Estacion Bimodal in Santa Cruz de la Sierra
    How to reach by plane: No airport in Buenavista
    How to reach by train: No train station in Buenavista
    How to reach by car: within BoliviaOur land is located three kilometers from Buena Vista on the way to Santa Barbara, which is about 100 kilometers from the city of Santa Cruz. The trip from the city takes two hours. Trufis are faster than the bus. In Santa Cruz you can find the Bus Stop and multiple Trufi Stops on Calle Isoso, behind the old busterminal. Be sure to take transportation that is headed toward Yapacani. However, get out en Buena Vista, 20 Kilometers before Yapacani.
    Street & Number: Buena Vista, camino vecinal Santa Barbara
    Postal Code: casilla # 7189
    City: Santa Cruz de la Sierra
    Country long: Bolivia
    Buena Vista, camino vecinal Santa Barbara
    Santa Cruz de la Sierra casilla # 7189 BOL
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