Cayo Art and Science Residency 2020

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 […]

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. 

Duration of residency

21 days

Accommodation

House with 2 shared bedrooms (2 twin beds in each ), shared bathrooms and living spaces. Also available is one Master en-Suite

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance

Visual Artists, Dissecting and Compound microscopes with software to shoot hi-resolution images in RAW format, access to b/w film photography development, basic labware to culture organisms (Petri dishes, media, pressure cooker for sterilization, ph meters, collection sampling kits, plankton tows), flower press.

Studio / Workspace

We do not provide a separate studio space ( under construction ) but there is plenty of room to work including several large tables both inside and outside, access to the beach and surrounding areas for on-site research and exploration.

Fees and support

2900 USD for shared / 3300 USD for the Master en-Suite

Expectations towards the artist

Artists are encouraged but not required to make work at the residency. Artists are expected to present a short talk at the beginning of the residency. Artists are asked to provide images of work inspired by/made during/after the residency within 6 months.

Application information
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Application deadline
2019-12-15

Residency starts
2020-07-07

Residency ends
2020-07-28

Link to more information
www.cayoresidency.com