La Katia Creative is a Residency program for creative travelers looking for a long term stay in a natural atmosphere. Is based in a hostel outside of Santa Marta in the Colombia Caribbean. This area has a richful nature and indigenous history. Located very close to the famous Tayrona National Park is also a strategic location for day trips to the city, beaches, rivers, and other natural attractions. We want our guests to be inspired by nature
In February 2020, La Katia Creative AIR is seeking visual artists to apply for this fantastic 3 week studio residency in a natural environment. In this residency, a shared living and working space for 2-6 artists has been created for a learning and creating space. There are 3 rooms for the sleeping accommodation. Artists, designers and craftsman/women are encouraged to shared their skills, experiment with their process and run workshops for the community if they desire.
Pillars / Values of La Katia Creative
Sustainability Nature Connection Skill Exchange Self-reliance
Sustainability: This residency encourages artists to work with a sustainable and resourceful way. We encourage a low / no waste approach and support this by assisting to find and provide upcycled materials and resources. This is also practised with our living situation, we venture to recycle natural, plastic, metal and paper waste and invite our guests to join.
Nature Connection: Helping to inspire artists with beautiful scenic surroundings and a getaway from city life. Right next to the beautiful Tayrona National Park, you will be living and working in a jungle paradise. We are surrounded by plants, the Piedras river and maybe you will be lucky enough to see the rare wildlife.
Knowledge / skill exchange: We invite artist from all disciplines – if you are a painter, sculptor, installation artist, textile, designer, printmaker, etc. We are always looking to expand the type of art we do. If you have a skill to build facilities for something we don’t yet have (ceramics, forge, etc), we would love to hear your proposal.
Self-reliance: We are here to provide an inspiring and enriching experience for artist residents. We will do our best to provide the facilities you need. Please be aware that this residency provides you a space, endless inspiration in nature but it is the artist’s responsibility to get to and from the residency, cook their meals and clean up after themselves.
The Tayrona Natural Park will be closed for the month of February, we recommend to visit before or after the residency