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CLOSED: Labverde - Art Immersion Program In The Amazon

The Amazon Rainforest
Art for the Environment: Creative Practice in the Amazon by Ashley Cecil

Application deadline has now passed

Residency duration: 8 - 17 August 2019

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 programme 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 environmental 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 two 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

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

An event to celebrate a 5 year partnership with LABVERDE

Join us on 5 March 2019 at LCF for an evening of performance, sound, video, presentations and open-discussions.

This special Research Fortnight event will focus on the AER partnership with LABVERDE's art immersion in the Amazon in Brazil. Five artists from the disciplines of dance, sound, film, fashion textiles, sculpture and performance will present their work and reflexions on the experience of engaging with issues that directly affect the Amazon rainforest’s fragile equilibrium, and indirectly the health of the entire plant.