I am an artist in residence at the Sacatar Foundation in Bahia, Brazil, from March 21 – May 15, 2016.
From the press release: Continuing the established tradition of quarterly announcements of the award of Sacatar Fellowships for creative individuals from throughout the world, Sacatar is honored to share the names of the six selected Sacatar Fellows who will participate in a two-month residency session at Instituto Sacatar on the Island of Itaparica, Bahia, Brazil from March 21 to May 16, 2016: animator/filmmaker Elisabeth Zwimpfer (Switzerland/Germany), photographer Gordana Hajinovic (Serbia), visual artist Luciana Magno (Brazil, winner of the 2016 PIPA Prize), visual artist Lauren Adams (USA), choreographer/dancer Maureen Fleming (USA), and filmmaker Meredith Lackey (USA).
With the exception of PIPA Prize winners, all Fundação Sacatar fellows are selected through a highly competitive open call solicitation process that is conducted annually and semi-annually and reviewed by a panel of experts and past Sacatar Fellows. Application for a Sacatar Fellowship is open to creative individuals from throughout the world. For the 2015 – 2017 season, over 650 applications were submitted for approximately 30 residency slots.
About Sacatar: Sacatar was established in 2000 as a non-profit organization to provide creative individuals from around the world the time and physical space to create new work within an international community of artists influenced by the unique culture of Bahia, Brazil. Since 2001, Sacatar has awarded more than 300 Residency Fellowships to individuals from over 60 different countries and has directly supported more than 500 community educational and cultural programs and events in Brazil and abroad. In 2016, Sacatar anticipates hosting 25 creative individuals in four separate 8-week sessions at its oceanside estate, the Instituto Sacatar, on the island of Itaparica, a short ferry ride across the Bay of All Saints from the city of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.
The public is invited to meet the awardees at an interactive artist talk called “Conversas com Sacatar” on March 31, 2016 at 4pm at the Goethe-Institut located at Av. Sete de Setembro, 1809, in the Vitória neighborhood of Salvador, Bahia. Admission is free.