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garret September 25, 2012 No Comments

Residency Opportunity in Brazil for LA Artists

APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR LOS ANGELES COUNTY ARTISTS TO SPEND TWO MONTHS IN BRAZIL

The Cultural Exchange International Program of the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the Sacatar Foundation in Pasadena, California, and the Instituto Sacatar in Itaparica, Brazil, are pleased to announce the upcoming selection process for the CEI/LADCA Fellowships to Sacatar.  One to two Fellowships are awarded annually to artists in any discipline living in Los Angeles County.

The selected artist(s) receive(s) US$3,500.00 towards airfare and personal expenses and an additional US$2,000.00 to be deposited to the Sacatar Foundation, which provides a working studio, a private room with attached bath, full board and logistical support for the duration of the eight-week residency. During the residency, the artist is free to use the time and space as he or she sees fit, but we encourage artists to take full advantage of our beachside location on the island of Itaparica, across the bay from Salvador, Brazil, in the heart of the Brazilian state of Bahia, with its strong local culture deeply rooted in traditions that came out of Africa.  The artist receives a portion of the financial award upon completion of a public presentation after the artist’s return to Los Angeles County.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS 15 OCTOBER 2012.

 Applications must be sent electronically to LADCA@sacatar.org. There is an application fee of USD$35.00, payable through Paypal. Click on the APPLICATION page at www.sacatar.org to find full details about how to apply to the Cultural Exchange International Program and to DOWNLOAD the Application Form for the Sacatar Fellowship.

The CEI LADCA/Sacatar Fellowships will be scheduled for eight-week periods that end prior to 30 June 2014. The award(s) will be announced in January 2013.

For more information about the Instituto Sacatar and its artist residency program in Itaparica, Bahia, Brazil, please go to www.sacatar.org.

Department of Cultural Affairs

Grants Administration Division

tel – (213) 202-5566

fax – (213) 202-5515

dca.grants@lacity.org

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