2017 - AER Programme

LABVERDE: Art Immersion Program in the Amazon, Brazil

AER 2017 - LABVERDE Art Immersion Program in the Amazon, Brazil
LABVERDE Art Immersion Program in the Amazon, Brazil
Photo credit: Lucila Mantovani, courtesy of LABVERDE

NOTE: Applications accepted from UAL graduates, postgraduates and recent alumni (within 12 months from graduation date).

The Art for the Environment International Artist Residency Programme (AER) provides UAL graduates with the exceptional opportunity to apply for short residencies at one of our internationally renowned host institutions, to explore concerns that define the 21st century - biodiversity, environmental sustainability, social economy, and human rights. Through research, studio practice, critiques and mentoring the AER programme is designed to envision a world of tomorrow; to imagine and create work that challenges how we interact with the environment and each other.

UAL can announce that we have partnered with LABVERDE an art immersion programme in the Amazon Rainforest, Brazil!

LABVERDE, Amazon, Brazil

Residency period: 20 - 29 July 2017

Application deadline: 28 February 2017

LABVERDE is designed for artists and creators who are eager to reflect on nature and landscape. The programme will promote an intensive experience in the Amazon rainforest aiming to explore the connection between science, art and the natural environment.

The LABVERDE program is a 10-days Art Immersion Program in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest for art, nature and science lovers.

The core of the artistic research will be based on issues related to the Amazon environment as well as its importance for the planet's ecological balance. The opportunity to develop innovative studies in the cultural field will be mediated by a high qualified team of specialists within the fields of arts, humanities, biology, ecology and natural science.

Experimentation and knowledge will be the tools used to inspire artistic working processes and contextualize discourses. By appropriating nature, participants are expected to promote aesthetic and poetic expressions that boost a conscious relation between humankind and nature.

The journey will take place in 2 different locations enabling a diverse scale and perspective of the amazon rainforest. Participants will be lodged at the boat and at the scientific headquarters of Adolpho Ducke Reserve administrated by The National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA).

For a full programme of expeditions, talks, meetings and workshops please visit the LABVERDE website

AER at LABVERDE provides:

  • 10-day residency
  • LABVERDE fee
  • Meals, accommodation, entrance to Reserve + Botanical Garden, lecture + expedition fees and all transfers during the program
  • A round trip flight to Manaus, transfer to the meeting point of the program (Manaus harbor)
  • Curator / critique feedback
  • UAL grant of £500 on completion of the residency and final report 

Please note the applicants are responsible for visa, health and travel insurances.

The AER Team: