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laberinto projects

Emerging Program member

Laberinto projects has two main residencies: 1/our master artist workshops and optional residency programs, which bring in master artists from around the world, and 2/our self-directed residencies, which are small, selected groups of creatives who prefer a more unstructured stay.

MASTER ARTIST WORKSHOPS
$975.00

Our master artist residencies are an alternative environment for unconventional explorations and programs that invite artists, scholars, writers and other experts in their fields to give a one-week workshop aimed at both nurturing and stimulating the participants' existing practices. At this time, workshop participants are carefully selected based on the quality of artists' work, the impact this residency will have, and potential synergies with other residents. We strive to cultivate creative exploration by providing inspiring settings which encourage intercultural, interdisciplinary and intergenerational dialogues.

The workshop lasts one week; however, all participants are invited to live and work for the entire month, though it is not mandatory. Laberinto Institute provides opportunities for established and emerging artists alike. We run each program with 6-8 residents. The residency fee includes shared housing at its unique site overlooking Lake Coatepeque, and daily lunches. Artists of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply for admission. We welcome collaborative applicants-- if you are applying as a group you may submit one application. A working knowledge of English or Spanish is helpful.

Take this time to work on, launch or finish a project, dream, connect with others, seek and find editorial or structural advice, and enjoy periods of solitude and sharing.

We believe that through this historic site and its mission we can foster deep knowledge and appreciation for the cultural heritage of the region. Interactions with the cultural and environmental contexts of the location are encouraged. There will be opportunities for excursions, cultural visits and exchanges with working artists in El Salvador.

Our umbrella organization, laberinto projects, manages numerous initiatives that foster contemporary art practices, social inclusion and dialogue in El Salvador and its diaspora through exhibitions, art education, artist residencies and community engagement initiatives.

SELF-DIRECTED RESIDENCY
825.00 for one month

Our self-directed residencies usher a more independent time. This residency is perfect for those who seek more solitude in their days-- the time, space and clarity to create-- but who also want a supportive and creative group for inspiration and informal critique. These residencies encourage a blend of writers, scholars, poets, musicians, actors, directors, artists and other creatives to come together for individual discovery and communal exchanges. At this time, residency participants are carefully selected based on the quality of artists' work, the impact this residency will have and potential synergies with other residents. We strive to cultivate creative exploration by providing inspiring settings for artists, writers, curators, researchers and filmmakers to encourage intercultural, interdisciplinary and intergenerational dialogues.

The residency is flexible but we suggest a minimum of three weeks. Laberinto Institute provides opportunities for established and emerging artists alike. We run each program with 6-8 residents. The residency fee includes shared housing at its unique site overlooking Lake Coatepeque, and daily lunches. We welcome collaborative applicants-- if you are applying as a group you may submit one application. A working knowledge of English or Spanish is helpful.

Take this time to work on, launch or finish an inspiring project, dream, connect with others, seek and find editorial or structural advice, and enjoy periods of solitude and sharing.

We believe that through this historic site and its mission we can foster deep knowledge and appreciation for the cultural heritage of the region. Interactions with the cultural and environmental contexts of the location are encouraged. There will be opportunities for excursions, cultural visits and exchanges with working artists in El Salvador.

Our umbrella organization, laberinto projects, manages numerous initiatives that foster contemporary art practices, social inclusion and dialogue in El Salvador and its diaspora through exhibitions, art education, artist residencies and community engagement initiatives. Self-directed residency fee is $2,500.00 per month (we can work with you for other timeframes)At this moment we offer two full scholarships annually and at least one $500 scholarships for each residency period. We are working on securing more scholarships so please check back on the website.

Location

El Congo, Santa Ana: El Salvador

Laberinto Institute was brilliantly designed by the French-Salvadoran Janine Janowski, a renowned arts icon in the country and the architect Javier Sagarra. After building it she famously said that the view was so beautiful, it distracted her from getting any work done. The architecture embodies the four classical elements of nature –earth, water, fire and air. It features two distinct spaces that offer the perfect balance of contemplation and connection-- the outward beauty of the landscape and the internal recognition and reflection of it. The house sits over the beautiful Coatepeque lake, across from the Santa Ana and Cerro Verde volcanoes. The lake, in the center of the volcanic crater, is mythically known as being the unofficial 8th world wonder. We encourage you to search Lago de Coatepeque, and read more about the lake and the surrounding area. Laberinto Institute, a landmark in the history and legacy of galería el laberinto, is a living distillation of Janine Janowski’s artistic and curatorial vision. The house was conceived by Janine and the late Salvadoran architect Javier Sagarra within a kind of artistic and social activism. Built with salvaged materials of personal and historical significance, the leading architectural principle was an expression of cultural recovery and a response to the natural landscape. Architectural drawings reveal the labyrinthian design of the house and hint at Janine’s philosophical framework for the creative life.

Contact Information

1812 August Drive
Silver Spring, Maryland 20902
United States