The Sachaqa Art Center welcomes Artists to the village of San Roque de Cumbaza, forty minutes outside the town of Tarapoto in the Northern Highland Amazon Jungle, Peru.
The SAC is the first artist residence in the Peruvian jungle San Martin – a centre for the preservation of indigenous arts and the development and presentation of contemporary art forms, as well as a center promoting environmental awareness. The centre’s activities have a strong base in traditional indigenous Amazonian culture, while simultaneously embracing indigenous arts styles and techniques from all over the world as well as a modern standard.
Continuing collaboration with artists in many fields from around the world, the centre has initiated an Artist in Residency program, an opportunity for artists to live and work in this beautiful natural setting. 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 San Roque center. 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.
Great colorful Lizards, butterfly's, dragonfly's and hummingbirds can often be seen in and around the Art center grounds. With spectacular views of mountains and forests, you will be guaranteed a colorful palet 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 where true inspiration and creativity can blossom.
Our Vision and mission
* To provide affordable creative space and accommodation for Sculptors, painters, Musicians, Ceramicists, Textile Artists, Writers, and Dancers, etc
*To have regular exhibitions, Cinema, Discussions, Fairs, Street Art, Music and Dance...creative activities in the City of Tarapoto.
* We aspire to learn to respect Mother Nature and be conscious of her in all that we do. This means that everything is recycled and there will be no chemicals/pollution going into her rivers. Be Conscious that the clothes that we wear, washing powders, hair and body soaps, creams and the food that we eat is produced in a respectful, chemical free way.
*To look for alternative ways of creativity that does not harm Mother Earth.
*To learn and exchange creative ideas with the Indigenous Chazutinos and Lamista Artisanas.
Together we can learn to respect Mother Earth through a simple and sustainable lifestyle!