LABVERDE OPEN CALL 2018
Deadline: February 7th
Organization: Manifesta and The National Institute dos Amazonian Research
LABVERDE: Art Immersion Program in the Amazon was created to strengthen the limits of art through a broad array of experiences, knowledge sets and cultural perspectives involving art, science and nature. The program’s main goal is to promote artistic creation through a constructive debate about environmental issues generated by both theory and life experiences in the Amazon rainforest.
The program was developed in association with Manifesta Art and Culture and The National Institute for Amazonian Research. Designed by a multidisciplinary team of highly qualified specialists in art, philosophy, biology, ecology and natural science, LABVERDE aims to allow a deep understanding of the Amazon region.
Exploring the Amazon rainforest, discovering the richness of its biodiversity and understanding its importance for the planet’s ecological balance will foster an analytical and critical perspective of issues such as landscape interpretation, nature representation, and the role of art in engaging social-ecological behavior.
Brief description of the program
Ten days sharing knowledge and practices in an intensive schedule of seminars, workshops, presentations, forest guided tours and boat trips will enhance participants’ creativity, having nature as a common ground. The program’s main goal is to allow the comprehension of one of the main natural areas of the planet in order to stimulate poetic and aesthetic experience and debates, involving art, philosophy, biology, ecology and natural science.
Brief description of the organization
Manifesta Arte and Cultura is a cultural producer aiming for new ways to create and disseminate knowledge about the Amazon and the environment.
The National Institution of Amazonian Research (INPA) is a world reference in Tropical Biology, responsible for conducting researches, surveys and inventories of fauna and flora, and investigating the sustainable use of natural resources in the Amazon.
Adolpho Ducke Forest Reserve: ten thousands hectares of primary rainforest dedicated to scientific research with hosting infrastructure.
Floating Station: A regional Boat providing access to coastal communities and aquatic ecosystems.
First Journey: From 2th to 11th of August
Second Journey: From16th to 25th of August
Participants will be lodge in headquarters used by the scientific and research international community. Hosting infrastructure is equipped with shared stations with private rooms, laboratory, auditorium, open kitchen and walking trails.
Amazon rainforest environment is the studio
Number of artists resident at one time
Fees and support
Cost of the program 2900 USD
Accommodation, meals and transfers are included.
Flight tickets to Manaus, transfer from and to the Airport and health insurance is not included.
Available for participants that have been investigating the intersection between art and nature. Artists from emerging countries will be prioritized.
Expectations towards the artist
Participate in an intensive schedule of expeditions, seminars, workshops, and meetings, also participate in LABVERDE 3nd edition catalogue.
Selection procedure By Committee
Type and size of studios Shared
Working language(s) English
Other activities happening at the space
· Boat trip
How to reach
Eduardo Gomes–Manaus International Airport is the main airport serving Manaus, Brazil.