20 ARTISTS FOR 20 DAYS, BROUGHT TOGETHER IN AN OFFGRID JUNGLE LABORATORY UNDER THE GOAN SUN, IN RESPONSE TO THE CLIMATE CRISIS. OPEN CONVERSATIONS, RADICAL COLLABORATIONS AND A RECONCILIATION OF HUMANKIND AND THE NATURAL WORLD. WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US IN SOWING THE SEEDS OF CHANGE. WILDBIYOO.
Wildbiyoo is dedicating January 2020 to the arts to summon the world's most progressive thinkers and creatives to join us in reckoning with the greatest existential crisis of our times. The mission of the month is to investigate how creatives can facilitate new dialogue, inspire social and political transformations and reimagine our relationship to nature in response to climate breakdown. With both self directed and guided residencies, workshops & debate forums, unmatched opportunities for collaborations, play, experimentation and adventure, residents become part of a thriving community of changemakers standing up for the Planet.
In a lush forest village in South Goa, nestled in the Malabar Coast moist forest at the foothills of the Western Ghats, one of the world's few and fragile biodiversity hotspots. Though fragmented and struggling in its battle with reckless human development and unchecked power, the area is awe-inspiring in its biodiversity and growing tide of community resilience.
With Extinction Rebellion and school strikes sweeping their way around the globe in demand of greater climate action, community awareness is greater than ever. Governments and corporations are running out of excuses - the clock is ticking for all of us. Faced with climate breakdown, there can be no borders, no race, no privilege. Only a collective thirst for transparency, inclusiveness, open dialogue and respect for others and for our Planet. Wildbiyoo's ambition is to rally artists across the globe to help us build on this momentum and inspire people the world over to step up for real and inspiring change.
Open to the Public
BIYOO : [biYoO] [Goan Konkani] (1) seed, to seed, sowing seeds, (2) the source, origin, beginning of something, potential, (3) something that causes or stimulates growth or development, (4) a protective shell or casing for universal energy of life.
Regular meetings & work sessions dedicated to discussion, debate, deliberation and critique around the role of art in the climate crisis.
Research and project development guidance from experienced discipline coordinators
Regular forums on key issues, addressed by experts in the field: community leaders, researchers, artists, activists and pioneers of their own kind.
Access to on-site communal workspace, basic materials and carpentry tools as well as exciting off-site spaces for site-specific work.
Involvement in a vibrant community of resident artists in an inspiring jungle setting - everything needed to engage in collaborative or individual work !
Access to a rich network of actors in the climate crisis: local communities, traditional artisans, NGO's, experts in ecology & wildlife as well as fellow residents, village members and guest speakers.
Great work takes inspiration ! We've included a few wild cards to get your creative juices flowing: boat trips to secret beaches, trek & camp in a wildlife sanctuary tribal village, visits to Old Goa World Heritage site and Museum of Goa and participation in a small arts & music festival to showcase residents' work !
We are a non-profit entity without direct funding, working within the limited means that we have. Our program fees are listed under each residency and go towards sustaining the project and local communities involved, as well as the costs of all logistics and activities arranged for artists on site.
We wish to make this project accessible for all. Financial aid is currently not available on all of our programs for those without the means to fund their travel privately or project cost. We suggest applying for public funding and support schemes, grant writing and offering work exchange. Get in touch if you are interested in learning more about how to fund your experience, or require a letter from us to aid in your application.
RESIDENCY COST for International applicants: 73,000 INR
RESIDENCY COST for Indian applicants: 54,700 INR
Food • Accommodation • Mentoring • Workshops • Group Critique • Forum with
Guest Speakers • Documentation of Work • Studio Workspace • Arts & Music Festival
NB: MATERIALS AND MEANS OF TRANSPORT TO AND FROM THE RESIDENCY ARE NOT PROVIDED
FOOD & ACCOMMODATION
Comfortable mattress, mosquito net and personal locker in a beautiful traditional style cabana. Regular housekeeping included.
NB: Private huts available on request
Eco-toilets & private open-sky bucket shower facilities in a zero-chemical permaculture-style shared bathroom
ZERO-IMPACT TOILETRIES KIT
All natural, homemade, plastic- and waste-free toiletries kit included so our residents can support the thriving wildlife on site
Limited internet access in dedicated areas
FRESH HOME-COOKED FOOD
3 delicious and nourishing meals and 3 refreshments a day from our vegetarian-vegan café on site
FULL SITE ACCESS
Access to all common areas of the forest village: reception, café area, work spaces, yoga shalas and the rest of the jungle!
1 & 2 February, 2020
Khaama Kethna, South Goa, India