Open Call for Residency in Basel

13 April 2021
In co-operation with LABVERDE, CULTURESCAPES offers a three-month residency for female and LGBTQIA+ artists from the Amazonian region.
Credits: Rogério Assis

Open call for Amazonian female and LGBTQIA+ artists

CULTURESCAPES festival (Switzerland) and LABVERDE program (Brazil)

Residency – August-October 2021

Deadline for applications: May 24 2021

Protagonists for the environmental struggle and for the protection of the rainforest and its habitants, AMAZONIAN FEMALE ARTISTS are articulating new gestures, languages and worldviews/cosmoviews about the Amazon from inside, helping us to understand the complexity and importance of the Region around the globe. Based on a logic of co-existence, local female artwork relies  on an ethic of care and on a decolonial practice related to other human and non-human actors/subjects, proposing potential answers to the Anthropocene.
For the contribution to the ongoing prominence of Amazonian female art in the international context, CULTURESCAPES in partnership with LABVERDE is offering a three-month residency in Basel, Switzerland, between August and October 2021. The residency will be held in the framework of CULTURESCAPES 2021 Amazonia festival and hosted by the Atelier Mondial residency program.

The goal of this residency is to encourage research and mutual learning, and to position art practices and research from the Amazon region in a global environment of cross-cultural exchange.
Female and LGBTQIA+ artists from different fields and cultural backgrounds (visual artists, performers, dancers, writers, curators, handcrafters, musicians and movie makers), from the Amazonian Region (Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guianas), with a solid  level of English are welcome to apply.

Please, submit your motivation letter (max. 250 words), short CV, and portfolio – in English – to

Candidates will be selected by Kateryna Botanova (CULTURESCAPES) and Lilian Fraiji (LABVERDE). The organizers offer to cover the costs of flights, accommodation, per diem, and health insurance.

The results will be announced in June.

CULTURESCAPES is a biennial multidisciplinary festival based in Basel (Switzerland). Since 2003, each addition of the festival has focused on the cultural landscape of a country, a city, or a region. In 2021, CULTURESCAPES  is dedicated to Amazonia, its art practices, cultural productions, multiciplities knowledge, and activist resistance.
LABVERDE is a multidisciplinary platform based in the Amazon (Brazil), designed for the development of critical thought about nature and ecology. Developed in association with Manifesta Arte e Cultura and The National Institute for Amazonian Research, the program’s main focus is to promote artistic creation through a constructive debate about environmental issues generated by transdisciplinary knowledge.


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