Our mission is to promote the arts in Bolivia while fostering intercultural exchange between international and local artists.
Who can Apply
The Art Residency Program in Latin America, concretely in Bolivia, is available to all artists from any country regardless of age, gender, or medium. The residency focuses on the disciplines of visual arts but we will also consider applications from other mediums including creative writing, music and dance. Preference will be given to those with Spanish language skills.
Sustainable Bolivia’s Art Residency program began in 2009 with Scottish-born painter Thomas “Mac” McGreggor. Through Mac, SB met many local and international artists and quickly became involved in Cochabamba’s art community. In an effort to maintain this cultural exchange, as well as develop a tradition within our organization, SB decided to work alongside local artists to develop an art residency program.
In an effort to fully integrate the resident as well as provide a service to the community, the selected candidate will also have the opportunity to volunteer with one of SB’s partner organizations (Click here for more information about our volunteer opportunities).
What is Provided?
Selected applicants are provided a furnished living space, a private studio, and access to art contacts in Bolivia interested in showing their work. We have contacts with local and national press outlets and will work together to promote showings.
The art residency costs $250 a month and includes a fully furnished private room, a large studio, all utilities, phones calls to over 60 countries and internet access.
Please submit a resume with a brief cover letter and samples of your work (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications will be reviewed by Sustainable Bolivia’s Art Review Board composed of local and international artists.