Exploring Art and Culture in Costa Rica
. . . 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.
. . . by Intercultural ODYSSEYS, a different kind of Artists' Colony in Costa Rica.
Because the time you dedicate to your art is precious, the ODYSSEYS one-of-a-kind Artist Residency offers two options for your living accommodations and workspace: in a Home Stay with a carefully selected local host family, most meals included, or in our partnering Holistic Wellness Center, meals catered and delivered on demand. We encourage writers, composers, choreographers, visual artists, textile artists and artists in all other disciplines, emerging or established, from anywhere in the world, to apply for one of our residencies.
Creativity abounds in our community, inspiring artists in all disciplines locally and from around the world. Art flourishes inside the walls of our urban galleries and museums, as well as outdoors in nature and on the street. And our location couldn't be better: San Ramón de Alajuela, renowned "City of Poets," surrounded by the equally renowned hills of "Las Musas" (The Muses), Costa Rica.
Applications accepted year-round and up to one year in advance. Reviewed through a rigorous committee-selection process.
Intercultural ODYSSEYS Costa Rica is a civic, social and non-governmental organization (NGO) founded by Royce Clay Slape Seiger, himself a lifelong artist, in the belief that creating and sharing art across borders is a powerful tool for opening up human hearts and challenging the barriers that separate them.
"Apart from sentiment, quite as a matter of simple realistic fact, art outlasts all other forms of human endeavor. Kingdoms, empires and civilizations rise and fall; their laws, their political organizations, their religions vanish; their customs and all their ways of life disappear from the face of the earth; but the art that they have managed to create remains." -- Ernest Sutherland Bates
We're currently accepting applications for spaces still available in 2019, and for 2020 up to one year in advance. Collaborations are encouraged. Please inquire.
From time to time an artist must unexpectedly reschedule, or for some other reason we have a space or two we're eager to fill on short notice. If interested, please inquire regarding availability and ask about our expedited application process.
Before applying, if you haven't already, please check out our Residency Details page, to be sure we're a good fit for you and your work.
When you're ready, start any time, from this link on any of our pages:
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