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Mauser EcoHouse International Artist Residency

Come to magical Costa Rica and be inspired and renewed!

Now is the time to schedule your residency.

Strengthen your mind, body and spirit by immersing yourself in nature. Let the clean water, air and sunshine be your medicine.

Our Eco-Conscious Artist Residency is the perfect place for all types of nature loving artists to come get healthy and be creative.

The Residency is a luxurious 6,000 sq. ft. Spanish Villa that sits on 1.5 acres of land. It is located within a small community in the mountains. Surrounding us is the jungle, breathtaking views, and miles of dirt roads and trails to meander, run or hike, and explore. There is a family owned restaurant, Mirador Donde Andrés, that serves delicious food with a fantastic atmosphere only a 20 minute walk away.

The program focuses on furnishing artists with healthy gourmet delicious vegetarian meals (breakfast and dinner 5 days a week with ingredients that are either grown on site or locally and sustainably sourced), comfortable and beautiful accommodations, ample work space and serene surroundings so that individual or group projects can can flourish.

You will be surrounded by dozens of different species of birds, butterflies, insects, flowers and plants. It is common to have toucans, scarlet macaws, monkeys, coatis, and sloths pass through. There is a stream that runs through the lower half of the property.

We are blessed with phenomenal sunrises and sunsets and marvelous natural light all day.

Our yard is filled with edible fruits like plantains, papayas, and lemons. We have a working greenhouse and grow produce and herbs on site. You can help yourself! We have lemongrass, mint, stevia, holy and purple basil to name a few.

Heather, our on-site artist and EcoHouse Coordinator welcomes and delights in giving tours of the property's sustainable features, including the medicinal and tropical plants.

There is a library of books at the Residency to learn about permaculture, sustainability, and Costa Rican wildlife and plants.

We plan trips to the beach, Manuel Antonio National Park, Monkey Mangrove Tour, Cacao Farms, waterfalls (including Rainmaker), cloud forests, volcanos, and nature reserves (available for an additional cost).

Deadline: 
07/31/2021
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THE GIJOUE GRANT & THE SG GRANT

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Any type of art form

21 and up

GRANT INCLUDES:

1 month stay at Mauser EcoHouse Artist Residency-Costa Rica  (August 2021)

Shared co-ed room accommodations 

Continental self serve breakfast, vegetarian dinner Monday thru Friday (lunch is not provided or weekend meals). Includes a combination of some of the following: eggs, beans, rice, bread, butter, fruit, granola, oatmeal, plantains, potatoes, yogurt, coffee, tea and sugar

Access to fully equipped kitchen with cold press Breville juicer, croc pots, rice maker, Vitamix, food processor, and coffee makers (drip, French press, percolator)

Bins in kitchen and refrigerator for artist’s private food

1.5 acres of charming, green, outdoor studio space

Weekly trip to the local bakery/fruit and veggie stands/grocery store

Organic produce delivery truck once a week

Free Wifi (Note: Wifi may not be available 24/7 due to the location of the residency)

Pick up and drop off SJO airport or nearby hotel (Pickup/Drop for August 1st and 31st) Note: If you arrive before or after these dates there is a centrally located hotel called Selina Hostel in San Jose. Use our promo code: MauserFoundation. See more information on www.selina.com

Bed linens and towels laundered and room cleaned weekly

We offer beach days/tours for a additional cost

Main Studio 20’x 22’  with up to 4 spaces available, natural light, large wooden doors with view to backyard gardens

Studio spaces available on covered veranda overlooking jungle

Work Equipment: power tools; drills, electric saws, Dremel, hammers, wrenches, screw drivers, machetes, easels, 6ft. x 2.5 ft. work tables, and comfortable chairs

ARTIST RESPONSIBILITY: 

Airfare to and from Costa Rica (SJO)

Medical and travel insurance

Lunches, all meals on weekends

Deadline: 
04/15/2021

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Mauser EcoHouse International Artist Residency

Come to magical Costa Rica and be inspired and renewed!

Now is the time to schedule your residency.

Strengthen your mind, body and spirit by immersing yourself in nature. Let the clean water, air and sunshine be your medicine.

Our Eco-Conscious Artist Residency is the perfect place for all types of nature loving artists to come get healthy and be creative.

The Residency is a luxurious 6,000 sq. ft. Spanish villa that sits on 1.5 acres of land. It is located within a small community in the mountains. Surrounding us is the jungle, breathtaking views, and miles of dirt roads and trails to meander, run or hike, and explore. There is a family owned restaurant, Mirador Donde Andrés, that serves delicious food with a fantastic atmosphere only a 20 minute walk away.

The program focuses on furnishing artists with healthy gourmet delicious vegetarian meals (breakfast and dinner 5 days a week with ingredients that are either grown on site or locally and sustainably sourced), comfortable and beautiful accommodations, ample work space and serene surroundings so that individual or group projects can can flourish.

You will be surrounded by dozens of different species of birds, butterflies, insects, flowers and plants. It is common to have toucans, scarlet macaws, monkeys, coatis, and sloths pass through. There is a stream that runs through the lower half of the property.

We are blessed with phenomenal sunrises and sunsets and marvelous natural light all day.

Our yard is filled with edible fruits like plantains, papayas, and lemons. We have a working greenhouse and grow produce and herbs on site. You can help yourself! We have lemongrass, mint, stevia, holy and purple basil to name a few.

Heather, our on-site artist and resident manager welcomes and delights in giving tours of the property's sustainable features, including the medicinal and tropical plants.

There is a library of books at the Residency to learn about permaculture, sustainability, and Costa Rican wildlife and plants.

We plan trips to the beach, Manuel Antonio National Park, Monkey Mangrove Tour, Cacao Farms, waterfalls (including Rainmaker), cloud forests, volcanos, and nature reserves (available for an additional cost).

Accommodations:

3 private rooms, each with matrimonial bed and private bathroom

1 communal bedroom with 2 XL bunk beds (pillow top mattresses), attached large bathroom with Jacuzzi

Beds made by local artisan from wood repurposed from fallen trees

Natural cooling in each bedroom provided by ceiling fans

Covered wrap around veranda provides artists with 2 hammocks for relaxing, reflecting or meditating in the cool evening jungle breeze while enjoying a glass of fresh mint lemongrass lemonade

This is the ideal location for nature/landscape photographers/painters/dancers/music composers/sculptors/jewelry designers/writers/poets/plein air/visual/multi-media and installation artists.

We have a variety of power tools, drills, electric saws, wrenches, screw drivers, machetes and a Dremel available for use

Main Studio 20 ft x22 ft with up to 4 spaces available with large wooden doors with view to the backyard gardens

Open air studios on covered veranda overlooking jungle

Writer's private room studio with desk and chair, matrimonial bed & attached bathroom facing our butterfly garden

Duration of residency:
2 weeks to 3 months (longer stays available on approval)
Cost:
$18-56 a day depending on length of stay and shared or private room

Included in cost:
Shuttle service to and from airport (SJO) on the 1st, 15th and last day of the month
Free wifi, weekly maid service, fully equipped community kitchen
Continental self-serve breakfast Monday-Friday. Includes some of the following: eggs, beans, rice, bread, butter, jam, fruit, granola, oatmeal, plantains, potatoes, yogurt, cheese, coffee, tea, and sugar
Prepared gourmet vegetarian meal at 5pm Monday thru Friday
Trips to the grocery store, local fruit/vegetable stands and Farmer's Markets
We have a variety of power tools, drills, electric saws, wrenches, screw drivers, machetes and a Dremel available for use

We welcome applicants from all races, cultures and lifestyles.

Deadline: 
04/01/2021

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Rethinking the Table

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Rethinking The Table is a two week residency program that looks into re conceptualize the communal dining table. Challenging both the physical parameters of the table and the symbolic layers of meaning manifest in communal eating. The residency utilized a series of workshops, excursions, group discussions, interventions & rituals, as well as each participant’s personal creative practices to build collectively tow dinners as exhibition with local guests.

We conceive of the table and the act of eating together as an entry point into a myriad of politically and socially charged conversations. We sought to use this simple act as a lens through which we can examine, research, deconstruct and ultimately rethink our relationship to food, eating and the each other.

Deadline: 
08/24/2020

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Fee Detail: 
$25
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Permaculture in the Classroom

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This residency is designed for art educators interested in incorporating the ideas and ethics of permaculture into their classrooms. Within the setting of an active permaculture farm, participants will collaborate to develop a pedagogy rooted in the three tenets of permaculture: care of the earth, care of the people, and return of surpluses to the earth and people. Hands on workshops will introduce participants to the practical aspects of permaculture, which they will then use to develop cross-curricular lessons that are based on the practice of permaculture. Each participant will leave the residency with the resources and confidence to re-imagine permaculture within a diverse range of educational environments. 

Prizes Details: 

Exhibition in the annual ACRAR show.

Deadline: 
05/19/2020

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
$25
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