We look forward to hosting you at A L T O. Additionally to being provided a work space, possibilities exist to create land art and/or objects around the house and surroundings. In your application you will be asked to define a project or goal for your residency and summarise your professional achievements. Within a few days we can let you know whether we can accommodate you.
A L T O Art Residency is located at Mariri Jungle Lodge, a private home, permacultural retreat which is one of the jewels in Alto, lovingly built by its founder Marianne. The lodge is located only 13km from town, a half-hour drive along an exciting unpaved road cutting through the Cerrado hills and about 8km from the nearest waterfall. There are no cars around, just hiking trails and beautiful raw nature.
The local town offers necessary amenities – restaurants, shops, internet cafe, laundry etc. but you would need your own car to come and go from the house.
Please note – the residency is not inside town – It is therefore reccommended to have your own vehicle if you want to be visiting other sites. We have a jeep and can arrange for pick up from town or a day-trip to a waterfall for an extra fee, which can be discussed with the founders in situ and there are also taxi rides available.
Although the general rule is that much of your time at A L T O is yours to organize, we are always available for advice, support or feedback. If you would like we can make an appointment with you for a weekly meeting to discuss your plans, the progress in your work, desired contacts, the possible organization of a show and so on.
Upon arrival we will show you your quarters and once you have settled in, we arrange a meeting with you to show you the spaces and direct surroundings and to talk about your project and expectations. Also at the beginning of your residency we request two telephone numbers of relatives who we can call in case of an emergency.