NOTICE: All travel into Colombia has been suspended, currently through the end of June. We are also going into lockdown for the duration of May (we have been since mid-March) - and will accept volunteers again once the government gives a green light. We really don't know when things are going to return to normal. If you're interested in working with us, please send a note.
Super Important! This volunteer project is primarily for artists, writers, and other creatives. Also seeking people with some skills in masonry and construction. This is a non-profit arts and culture center located on a magical piece of terrain in the andean mountains, about three hours outside Bogota: hosting Artist-in-residencies and workshops, concerts, and developing a program in reforestation and sustainable living.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
First and formost: this is a residency for artists, musicians, writers, and other makers. Volunteers are artists in residents, too - only covering their share with volunteering. The focus here is art and music. Inspired by Black Mountain College and other alternative art schools, this is a place where culture, above all, is part of the air. Volunteers will share in this environment of artmaking (and are invited to spend time making art, too!). Also, as we are involved with activities around reforestation and agriculture, and the creation of a game-changing cultural entity in Colombia, participants will have an opportunity to learn from these activities, and the discussions and planning around them, and the occasional trip into the pueblo for supplies.
We have several major programs we’re initiating here - and thus, we believe the best way to work with volunteers is to share the whole landscape of activities, and for you to identify where your passions lie. We’re just starting our organic garden project: We want to develop a network of trails traversing our 260 acres, including portions of the camino real. We also are looking to revive a couple of old structures. Volunteers will be involved in the helping of cutting back growth on the trails and around major features, such as the enormous rocks and stone aquaduct. Volunteers who are interested may also assist us in the development of our agricultural and reforestation projects.
In addition to their volunteering, we give preference to people involved with their own creative endeavors. While this is a volunteer program, it is also an artist residency.
Shared rooms with beds and bathrooms in a 100 year old hacienda. Some of the rooms are dedicated to visiting artists, while other rooms are dedicated to volunteers and student artists (for sharing). Each room has its own bathroom.
We asking for a food exchange or $5USD per day but if you can not afford it let us know; this is because we have more volunteers that we can afford, and we don't want to turn people away. All meal provided (lacto-ovo-vegetarian)
It's fairly easy to catch a bus from Bogotá to Fusagasugá, then Portones or San Bernardo, Cundinamarca. In that pueblo, you might want to catch the mummy museum. no joke. Most of our residents spend the majority of their time on the property (over 280 acres).
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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