LABVERDE – Art Immersion Program in the Amazon

Name of Residency: LABVERDE

LABVERDE: Art Immersion Program in the Amazon
August 2018

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.

The journey starts with a boat trip and it gets deeper in an ecological reserve in the heart of the Amazon region, allowing a selected group of artists to explore different scales and perspectives of the rainforest along with the mediation of specialists in art, humanities, biology, ecology and natural science.

Ten days sharing knowledge and practices in an intensive schedule of expeditions, lecture, workshops, presentations, boat trip and seminar 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 network exchanges and the knowledge sets throughout the program will be an opportunity to develop innovative cultural content. After the program, participants will be able to improve their own creative discourses, identify natural environmental problems and solutions, and reflect on the role of art in influencing ecological behavior.

Residency Programme since: 2013
Description of Organisation:

LABVERDE has been designed by a multidisciplinary team of highly qualified international professionals from Manifesta Art and Culture and The National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA).

Manifesta Arte e Cultura is a cultural producer aiming for new ways to create and disseminate knowledge about the Amazon and the environment. It focuses on fostering contents to boost a conscious relation between Mankind and nature, exploring the limits of art through a broad array of experiences, which involves a dynamic body of multidisciplinary knowledge and different cultural perspectives.

The National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA) is a world reference in tropical biology. INPA conducts research, surveys and inventories of fauna and flora, and investigates the sustainable use of natural resources of the Amazon.(

Organisation founded in: 2010
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 2
Number of studios: 2
Number of artists in residence at one time: N/A
Studio type and size: Live/work studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Shared Apartment
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?:
  • Shared accommodation
  • Shared studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Meals
  • Other
  • Access to salvaged and natural materials
  • Library
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • N/A
  • Application process: Open call
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    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): Yes
    If yes, what is the amount of the fund? (in your local currency): We will select four artists to participate in the program free of cost. The condition for all modalities of grant will be discussed with the selected artist by Skype meeting. Participants from emerging countries that have been investigating the intersection between art and nature will be prioritized. To apply for a grant, please include a motivation letter in your application.
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Food
    • Other
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Other
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Films
    • Cafe/restaurant
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: N/A
    Nearest Airport: Manaus Eduardo Gomes Airport
    How to reach by plane: Manaus, Brazil
    Street & Number: Av. Professor Nilton Lins, 1100 – c118
    Postal Code: 69038-050
    City: Manaus
    Country long: Brazil
    Av. Professor Nilton Lins, 1100 - c118
    Manaus 69038-050 AM BRA
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