La Wayaka Current, artist-led initiative will offer one fully funded place on one of our upcoming expeditions into one of the richest biomes on our planet in 2019. This is an opportunity to research + develop a new project through our program at TROPIC 08 º N, our isolated base immersed in nature alongside rainforest + coastal marine ecology in collaboration with local communities, exploring environmental and socio-political themes.

Applicants can have backgrounds in any discipline from visual arts, painting, drawing, sculpture, video, film, photography, performance, writing, sound, music, architecture, curation, science, design, illustration, social based-practice, farming, activism, engineering etc.

We are looking for submissions for project proposals based around the themes of this remote tropic location and expedition.

Deadline for Applications - July 15 2018

The successful applicant will receive full support to cover the costs of the expedition that will take place over 21 days between Oct and Nov, 2019 (exact dates TBC later in the year) including -

  • series of lectures on site
  • research trips in the area
  • demonstrations with local practitioners
  • on-site support with english-speaking guides
  • workspace
  • accommodation / food + drinking water

Flights + specific working materials not included but advice can be given to apply for further funding from the applicants country of origin.

The decision will be made by an impartial jury and the selected artist for the funded opportunity in 2019 will be announced in September 2018.

To apply for the funded opportunity 2019 please send a SINGLE PDF document to with the following documents and the subject Funded Opportunity -

  • Name, Email, Nationality, Date of Birth
  • Project Proposal (200 words max)
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Reference Letter
  • CV
  • Portfolio of Work / Visual Material

We will only be able to process applications sent in this way.

Only the successful applicant will be contacted in September due to the high number of applications.

This information only applies to the FULLY FUNDED opportunity. To join us with partial financial aid refer to more opportunities below.



We are currently offering opportunities for artists, researchers and other arts professionals to take part in our upcoming expeditions and develop projects with us in Tropic and Desert regions in 2018. We offer financial aid and advice for securing further funds.

To find out more visit Tropic + Desert or apply to join another expedition through our online application form.

No fee to apply.