Jun 2, 2012

ODYSSEYS - residencies in San Ramón, Costa Rica

ODYSSEYS Costa Rica is a one-of-a-kind, community based Artists' Colony. Because the time you dedicate to your art is precious, we offer unique home stay accommoda- tions with local host families, all meals included. Our artist-in-residence program is open to writers and artists in all disciplines, whether emerging or established, from anywhere in the world.

Aside from the combination of urban conveniences within a tropical cloud forest setting, probably the most unique aspect of our Residency Program is our accommodations, in the form of a Home Stay with a local host family, which includes all three meals, every day. Also provided: a private room and shared bath (occasionally a private bath can be arranged) and common living space (living room/dining room/outdoor areas) which may be shared with the family or may be separate for the artists; weekly house cleaning and change of bed & bath linens; and weekly laundry services or use of on-site facilities, depending on the family and artist's preferences.

Two events, usually one meal and one local outing are hosted by ODYSSEYS each week. This is an opportunity for all artists in residence to share a meal with each other and with the Program Director. As part of hosted meals, artists have the opportunity (always optional) to share work: open studios, presentations and readings, etc... When possible these opportunities will also be provided publicly at least once during an artist's residency, often at the end, at appropriate local venues such as the Figueres Museum and Cultural Center. Optional outings to explore galleries, museums, theatres and other aspects of local culture, as well as beaches, volcanoes, volcanic hot springs, virgin rain forest and many other natural wonders, are scheduled as available.

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

More information here.

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