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Sachaqa Centro De Arte

Sachaqa is a center for the preservation of Indigenous arts and the development and presentation of a contemporary/modern standard, as well as a promoting institution of environmental awareness.

Collaborating with artists in many fields from around the world, the center has initiated an artist residency program: an opportunity for artists to live and work in this beautiful natural setting. As a Sachaqa resident you will be part of a very exciting, evolving eco-art project/movement.

The Sachaqa eco-art village is situated a five minutes’ walk away from the center of San Roque De Cumbaza. We are close enough to feel part of the local community and far enough removed to be regularly visited by families of small Monkeys and Toucans. Many colorful Lizards, Butterflies, Dragonflies and Hummingbirds can also often be seen in and around the art center grounds. With spectacular views of mountains and forests, you will be guaranteed a colorful palette of inspiration.

Our priority is to ensure that your needs as an artist are met and to have as comfortable and enjoyable stay as possible. As artists we understand the need to be around other artists so that true inspiration and creativity can blossom.

Residency fee is 1500 soles to 2500 soles a month.


San Roque De Cumbaza, San Martin: Peru

Sachaqa Centro De Arte welcomes artists to the village of San Roque De Cumbaza, forty minutes outside the town of Tarapoto in the Northern Highland Amazon Jungle, Peru.


  • Residency Length: 1 to 3 months
  • Average number of artists in residence at a time: 5


  • Application type: Open application
  • Collaboration: Must apply and be accepted individually
  • Additional eligibility information: 

    How to apply:
    If you are interested in applying for a residency at our project please send:
    a brief description/images of some of your recent work.
    a letter outlining your specific interest in working at Sachaqa and how program participation will affect your practice
    why does the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest appeal to you?

  • Application Ongoing: Yes

Past Residents & Quotes

Be open and ready to receive the gift of an artist in residency at Sachaqa Centro De Arte. The jungle is a truly appropriate and wonderful place to flourish an artist as you are surrounded by and experiencing the sheer joy of creation.
— Laura Tonks
This amazing jungle landscape provides a peaceful village environment for artists who wish to connect with nature and to truly experience a simple yet life changing exchange with local traditions, people and culture.
— PJ Cuddihy

Facilities & Services

  • Housing: Private housing (individual apartment/cabin/house), Private bedroom in a shared housing facility
  • Meals: No meals/food provided
  • Computer/internet access: Ethernet provided in common area
  • Companions: Spouses/partners allowed for full stay, Children allowed for full stay
  • Accessibility: no
  • Studios/special equipment: Exhibition / Installation, Music recording studio, Painting, Sculpture, Woodworking

Residency Fees

1500 soles to 2500 soles a month

Stipends / other support

Additional expectations / opportunities

Contact Information

correo central
Tarapoto, San Martin