The Cayo Artist Residency seeks to bridge the beauty of the natural world, scientific exploration, collaborative conversations, and biology-based research to facilitate a meaningful creative environment for artists. Hosted on the island of Eleuthera in the cerulean waters of the Bahamas, our goal is to provide artists with a variety of stimulating experiences with which they can conceive new projects or deepen established creative practices.
The residency offers a combination of field trips, workshops and personal time dedicated to art practice. Cayo’s programming encourages critical thinking, ecological awareness, responsible specimen collection, and material exploration. Topics covered include issues related to plastic pollution, conservation, climate change, biome protection and the power of BioArt.
During the residency, each resident will receive one-on-one feedback with our Visiting Professional and our Scientific and Artistic Advisors. Cayo’s core team is composed of professional working artists, educators, scientists, and gallerists.
Trips to the Leon Levy Plant Preserve, The Cape Eleuthera Institute, Sweeting Pond (seahorses research) are just some of the activities offered to incoming residents, enriching the artists’ experiences during their time at Cayo.