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Artistic Residencies

Duration of residence: from 1 to 3 months Residencies are open from 15 February
to 31 August 2021. 

Applications for the 1st semester will be receired until 1 April 2021. Candidatures will be assessed on a rolling basis. 


  • Cost: EU 240 per month
    (breakfast and accommodation included)

  • 2 scholarships of 50% per semester

  • 1 Full scholarship per semester

Who is this call addressed to? To writers, visual artists, designers, musicians, audio producers, and researchers who are carrying out an artistic project. The call is open to Colombian and foreign artists alike. Foreigners must have a working knowledge of Spanish. 


The call is made by the Casa Taller El Boga in alliance with the Escuela de Oficios de Mompox. The residents will be accommodated in a house with multiple spaces for interaction (living room, patio, swimming pool, kitchen) conducive to creativity, in an unparalleled village, Mompox, a world heritage site. The residence promotes interaction between the artists and with the local community. Meetings and workshops with local craftsmen and know-how representatives of the arts and crafts of Mompox, will be promoted. Every week a joint meal  with a guest from the region will be





I.  Provide the following information:


  • First and last name

  • Date of birth

  • Nationality (ies)

  • Permanent address

  • Email

  • Phone

  • Web or links to social media

  • Title of project presented


II. Submit a proposal containing:


  1. Brief biography and description of your artistic/research career (400 words maximum)

  2. Samples of your recent work (maximum 3 pages for writers and 5 for visual artists, or audiovisual material 8 minutes maximum).

  3. Description of the project you propose to carry out during the residency (200 words, you may attach audiovisual material 2 minutes).

  4. Description of your contribution to the local community and to other residents.

  5. Two references from people with authority in your artistic area who are familiar with your work and can testify to its quality.


III. Dates and Funding


  1. Desired length of residency and prefered dates

  2. Kindly indicate if you are requesting a partial or full scholarship and, in case of not obtaining it, if you are willing to cover the cost of your residency


All of the above must be in a single pdf format with links to the audiovisual materials and must be sent before 1 April 2021 to  Any questions should be directed to that same email.



  • Geovanny Rojas, Director of the Mompox School of Crafts and Trades, Advisor, El Boga Workshop House

  • Melba Escobar, Writer

  • Catalina Sanint, Artist and art curator

  • Ximena Escobar, Director, Casa Taller El Boga Foundation

  • Constanza Escobar, Cultural Manager


The residents commit themselves to:

  • Accept the terms of the call (see pdf for more detail)

  • To ensure their participation on the scheduled dates

  • Authorize the use of documentation for informational purposes and archiving of the residence

  • Present a copy of a valid medical insurance in Colombia for the duration of your stay