Because the time you dedicate to your art is precious, the ODYSSEYS one-of-a-kind Artist Residency offers unique work and living space in a carefully selected Home Stay with a local host family, most meals included. Each artist is chosen by a rigorous committee-selection process, and our artist-in-residence program is open to writers, composers, visual artists and artists in all other disciplines, emerging or established, from anywhere in the world.

. . . by ODYSSEYS, a different kind of Artists' Colony in Costa Rica. If making plans on short notice please inquire regarding availability and ask about our expedited application process. Occasionally an artist must unexpectedly reschedule and we are always eager to fill these spaces. 

inspire others



. . . by sharing your experience, knowledge, and skills with other creative minds who think as globally as you do, whether they live locally or hail from abroad.



Intercultural ODYSSEYS   Exploring Art & Culture in Costa Rica

Artist Residency 

             Costa Rica

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Currently accepting applications for July 2015 through June 2016. Some spaces still available on shorter notice, now through June, 2015. 

Collaborations are encouraged and up to 25% of our artists bring their non-artist companion for part or all of their residency. Because of our unique host family accommodations, artists with children are also welcome to apply.

‚ÄčStart your application any time, saving and returning as often as you need until ready to submit.


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Artist Profiles:

As you peruse our pages we hope you'll check them out as we post them here and there, a handful at a time, in no particular order. Like this one . . .

ODYSSEYS proudly hosted New Yorker Melanie Edwards as a composer-in-residence. With her violin in hand and daily access to a piano in our local SiNEM Institute (National System of Musical Education) she worked on completion of her newest album, concluding her residency with a public recital. A close-up of Melanie and her work can found on her website: