RECYCLE that STUFF: Call for Sculptors of Recycled Materials // 50-100% grant for –accommodations in Costa Rica in 2020
We will offer discounted housing/studio space to sculptors composing a creative visual sculptural narrative revealing the destruction of the Earth due to the over-consumption of things. In a dire time on the planet, how to we expose the incessant need to hoard and accumulate things and/or purchase products that have NO recycle value or possibility. We live in a world of insane amounts of planned obsolesce with cel phones, computers, sweatshop created toxic-plastic clothes and crazy amounts of trash generated from food packaging. How do we nudge the human populace to look deeper into their spending behaviors and address privilege and entitlement while nurturing new ways to buy things and reuse them over and over again? Art has a way to investigate, create humor and to invoke change of perception.
Our Center is wildly unique; it combines ecology, community, mutual cooperation and the arts at a fantastic location within remarkable facilities. We aim to change the relationship of the arts (moving beyond art as strictly commodity or objectification) towards a way to balance the dire situation on the planet, by providing promising interaction between communities and artists that benefit and heal the natural ecosphere.
We provide rustic, comfortable, imaginative habitats for artists to create and imagine easily with their muse. Lodging is located in a hilly environment with access to group kitchen. We have 5-shared bathrooms. From private/shared cabins to lofts, or dorm rooms, we have a place that is right for all types of artists. Housing is shared only on agreement and is private unless otherwise stated.
The cabins are suitable for live/work space, and we have separate workshops available for construction/clay/wood working, etc. Dance, theatre can be held in the common building, our dance tower, outdoor amphitheater, or our elevated tree platform. Film/Photography is possible anywhere. Writing can be facilitated in a number of spaces that include our screened in Kiosk (also for photography).
Fees and Support
Awarded artist will receive a cabin for 50-100% discount for the duration of the agreed stay from 2 weeks to 3 months (up to $3000 value). ***Artists will be responsible for travel and food. ***A $175 carbon footprint/ cleaning/ damage recovery fee is charged to each artist and guarantees a reserved space for agreed time *(note: we can make a special arrangement to deduct this fee from residency fees upon arrival and successful completion of the residency requirements).
***note: Artists may also work on personal, individual projects during their stay as long as the writing proposal is completed.
We are seeking to work with sculptors on creating temporary and permanent works that exemplify the need to reduce consumption of things. A sculptor can work with our supply of tin cans, glass bottles, etc to create structures. Jaguar Luna Cultural Arts Collective is located in a cloud forest in Southern Costa Rica where colonialized “desire” to have more things has matched the USA and Europe in hoarding manners leading to dangerous debt and lack of interest in choosing carefully BEFORE buying something cheap or non-recyclable. Our Center is located between Osa Peninsula to Parque Amistad are at high risk of falling into toxic runoff from plastic trash is entering the rivers and the ocean/gulf below. We believe that the arts can help educate, and change hearts on the importance of birds to the world. We will award a sculptor with 2 weeks to 3 months residency at discounted rate in exchange for a magical story that inspires the world to consider where “things” go after deposited in the trash, etc. The visual narrative can be creative, imaginative or journalistic, yet it is hoped the piece will inspire governments and the public to integrate better protection and also to encourage ecotourism visitors to participate in projects such as reforestation… and become *wary of adding to the trash in sensitive biospheres while traveling. We have unique ways to assist the artist with a variety of materials, including old pieces of metal roofing, broken ceramic tiles, glass bottles, tin cans, etc. The sculptures can be integrated into our Center’s facilities, or, with permission, be temporarily or permanently placed in a nearby pueblo.
We welcome all types of sculpture/3-D ideas. We understand that the work may be flushed out differently or even changed while at the Center. Therefore, we seek to hear your inspiration on why this project appeals to your compassion. When sending your proposal, please include any past sculptures that reveal your ability to inspire and influence through your graphic displays. We encourage you to approach ministry of cultures, patreon or other donors to assist in your residency fees/travel/food. We will notify the artist of the award and assist with a professional letter of invitation.
Send resume, references, and time-frame/season of residency requirements from 2 weeks to 3 months. Jaguar777luna@gmail.com re: Mission Jaguar
Please send proposals as soon as possible for residency from January to April 15 and July/August, 2020.