La Wayaka Current


Since 2015, we have developed site-responsive programs across our planet. Itinerant in our nature our expeditions lead people to experiment, work and develop projects in vast natural environments. Our fluid programs with local communities and partners, connect to indigenous + ecological knowledge. We relate and connect to the daily life and reality of a place, to engage with relevant issues of our time.

We invite intl. participants to apply to explore themes remotely in a multitude of ways, through fluid, experiential programs we have developed in desolate, expansive natural environments.

We are open to applications from interdisciplinary artists, researchers, writers, performers, curators, film makers, other creative, cultural, environmental or scientific practitioners to apply to join us remotely at Tropic, Arctic and Desert, research and develop projects over 21-42 days that engage with relevant topics, whilst presenting reciprocal benefits for local communities through our presence and exchange.

Residency Programme since: 2015
Description of Organisation:

La Wayaka Current is a fluid & nomadic artist-led project, seeking new ecological and cultural perspectives in our global societies through exchange with indigenous communities in remote natural environments.

In reaction to a loss of connection between humans and nature we use art and creative research as ways to explore, reconnect and communicate ideas for a more conscious and sustainable future planet.

LWC has made projects in natural biomes across the planet from Northern Norway to Central and South America, working in partnership with indigenous groups, organizations and individuals experienced in fields of culture and ecology. As the project moves we create channels for people to join, explore and connect to social, cultural and ecological themes through our on the ground experiences as well as online platform and community and exhibitions.

These channels strive to support and promote awareness of endangered natural environments around the globe alongside local communities whose invaluable knowledge, ancient cultural traditions, cosmology and contemporary practices and relationship to the natural world all provide alternative perspectives to the destructive patterns of economic and political structures in the west that have led to the environmental degradation of many areas.

Organisation founded in: 2015
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
Working Languages:
  • English
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: N/A
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Shared Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Internet
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Application process: Open call
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Food
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • No requirements
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    Selection process: By curator
    Setting: Rural
    Street & Number: 14 A Tulor
    Postal Code: 14400000
    City: Antofagasta
    Country long: Chile