Fundación ArteSumapaz

Name of Residency: ArteSumapaz AIR’s

Residency opportunity in Colombia. There are five ongoing  Artists in Residencies (AIRs) at ArteSumapaz in Colombia, from two to four weeks each. The application is available here.

The artists in the ArteSumapaz AIR program are provided space in our hundred-year-old hacienda in which to live and work. The artists-in-residents 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.

Guests are offered vegetarian meals, or they may use the kitchen themselves.

If you have any questions, feel free to email the program director at

Residency Programme since: 2019
Description of Organisation: ArteSumapaz is a not-for-profit arts and culture center located in the Andes Mountains of Colombia. The organization is focused on several key project areas, most notably artist residencies for international, Colombian, and young artists recently out of the arts education arena; programs for the performing arts; art-park; and more, all based in a harmonious and sustainable fashion on a former coffee plantation of over 268 acres.


Organisation founded in: 2019
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Not-for-profit
  • Foundation
  • Working Languages:
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1
  • Months: 2
  • Months: 3
  • Number of studios: 4
    Number of artists in residence at one time: 5
    Studio type and size: Shared studio
    Accommodation type:
    Private Room
    Shared Room
    Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Printmaking
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Film-making
  • Architecture
  • Education Programmes
  • What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Shared studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Space for partners, families, pets
  • Internet
  • Meals
  • Computer
  • What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Dance/Theatre/Performance Space
  • Library/research resources
  • Musical-instruments
  • Ceramic facilities
  • Networking
  • Promotional services
  • Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
    Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Pets
  • Other
  • Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : We provide workshops to the local community and we offer the possibility of having a exhibition in a Bogotá’s gallery or in the exhibition space inside ArteSumapaz that we open for the community around
    Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency) If no write 0: Monthly: 750 USD
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
  • Travel
  • Supplies
    • Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Food
    • Other
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
  • No requirements
  • Other activities happening at the space:
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Exhibition
  • Gardening
  • Forest Conservation
  • Open Studios
  • Other
  • Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: El Dorado Airport, Bogotá Colombia
    How to reach by car: Many buses are available from Bogotá to the village of Pandi or San Bernardo. In either case, we can pick you up from the village. A private car can also be arranged to pick you up from the airport at a modest cost.
    Street & Number: Via Portones a Pandi, Hacienda Australia
    Postal Code: 253607
    Country long: Colombia
    Via Portones a Pandi, Hacienda Australia
    San Bernardo 253607 Colombia
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