International Artist in Residency (AIR) Program – Focus on your work in a community of like-minded souls

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Hosted by ArteSumapaz Center for the Arts, the International Artist in Residency (AIR) Program is a unique opportunity to reconnect with nature and cultivate a fresh source of creativity. There are five ongoing Artists in Residencies at ArteSumapaz, in our historic hacienda nestled in a beautiful natural setting high in the Andean Mountains. You can read more about our residencies below.

Space is limited. Reserve a spot now.

We welcome artists, musicians, writers, performers, and makers.

Please provide your details/portfolio below and we will get back to you with a full application for this residency opportunity and available dates.

About the ArteSumapaz AIR

ArteSumapaz was created on the premise that the arts can fundamentally enrich the lives of both artists and communities. Inspired by the examples of Black Mountain College, the Bauhaus, and countless communities, the artists in residence contribute to arts education and experience new approaches to living and art. 

photo credit: Joseph Puglis

Residency fee of $700 for a one month stay includes private living space in our hundred-year-old hacienda, all meals, and space in a large communal studio with high ceilings and natural light.

The artists-in-residence may contribute to the alternative school by giving workshops, classes, “open crit” sessions (group discussions about the student’s art), or one-on-one discussions.

During your stay, you will enjoy an incredible experience not only to create art, music, film and literature but also to discover all that Colombian culture has to offer – its amazing people, its sumptuous foods, as well as its beautiful scenic attractions.

photo credit: Joseph Puglis

Supported Disciplines and Media

  • Visual Art
  • Printmaking
  • Architecture
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Painting and drawing


  • Internet Connection
  • Dance / Performance Practice Space
  • Musical Instruments – particularly percussion
  • Library
  • Kitchen

Learn more about the 2019 Artists in Residence

AIR Information Request