Jason Scott Kofke  from Atlanta GA, USA, came to us fresh from his Arctic Circle Residency, specifically "for professional development, to learn of Central American visual art aesthetics, and to develop new concepts for a show exploring man and nature . . ." Jason made progress toward these goals primarily through excursions into the cloud forest, photography and some drawing. He remains in contact with the ODYSSEYS Program Director regarding the possibility of a future month-long solo exhibit and also regarding the idea of a photography workshop involving local underprivileged youth and disposable cameras.

Our Founder


                          and Program Director

Royce Clay Slape Seiger spent most of his childhood in the Colorado Rockies where he was born, followed by his teens in Alaska and young adulthood in Portland, Oregon. For more than fifteen years he held various positions in healthcare and medical social work, including three years as a marketing and sales representative for a  unique, member-owned nonprofit Continuing Care Community.

In 2002 he was invited to Costa Rica for a yearlong stint as writer-in-residence and Assistant Director of an artists' colony. At year-end he transi
tioned from this interniship to a permanent position as Director, which he held for the next four years. In 2007 he founded ODYSSEYS Costa Rica under the legal entity of Intercultural Odysseys, S.A. 

ODYSSEYS BOARD OF DIRECTORS: President: Royce Clay Slape Seiger; Secretary: Roberto Quirós Coronado; Treasurer: Jesús Salvador Urbina Jiménez; Fiscal: Olga López Flores; Attorney:  Juan José Briceño Benavides

To Apply:                                              Submit to Odysseys Costa Rica

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

Our Professional Affiliations

Artist Residency 

             Costa Rica




                            visual artist-in-residence    

Argentine American painter, Luis Corchon first exhibited his 9 x 20 foot acrylic on canvas, titled "Sharing Eternity," on the floor of our local SiNEM Institute (government-sponsored National System of Musical Education) and encouraged viewers to select the signed piece we would cut and take away at the outdoor exhibit in the arched ampitheater of our local plaza the following day.

                                                     More on Luis and his work can be found at http://luiscorchon.blogspot.com/

A Different Kind of Artists' Colony

Intercultural ODYSSEYS Costa Rica is a civic, social and non-governmental organization (NGO) founded in 2007 by Royce Clay Slape Seiger. We provide a unique international artists' residency in the belief that creating great art across borders is a powerful tool for opening up human hearts and challenging barriers that separate them.

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, Costa Rica renowned "City of Poets," surrounded by the equally renowned hills of "Las Musas" (The Muses).

Applications, accepted year-round and up to one year in advance, are reviewed through a rigorous  committee-selection process.