Sachaqa Centro De Arte welcomes artists in the district of San Roque de Cumbaza, Province of Lamas located one hour from Tarapoto, at a height of 700 m.
We strive to be the first art center in the Peruvian Amazon that unites art, respecting styles and techniques under a common goal to promote 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 contemporary standard.
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 from the center of San Roque village. We are close enough to feel part of the local community and far enough removed to be regularly visited by families of small Monkeys, Toucans, colorful Lizards, Butterflies and Dragonflies 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.
Our residency now offers several integrated programs:
Ceramics – Learn directly from artisans of the Chazutino and Lamista cultures
Painting – found pigments and ecological paper
Sculptures Trail – ecological viewpoint (El Miradore)
Music – write and produce a live concert and record your song
To provide affordable creative space and accommodation for artists of all mediums.
To periodically conduct cultural art events and exhibitions in partnership with various organizations and local institutions.
In 2017 we are in charge of the Patron’s Festival, scheduling different cultural activities that will be developed under the ‘OJO AMAZONICO’ (Amazon Eye) Platform.
Learn and exchange creative ideas and techniques with local indigenous artists and artisans.
Foster and support artists to search for environmentally sound creative methods using materials found locally.
The experience of living and creating in an eco-art village surrounded by nature, based within close proximity to national parks, and protected Amazonian rainforests.
The opportunity to visits pristine relatively undisturbed nature spots, waterfalls, sulphur springs, viewpoints of national parks, protected areas and spend time getting to know indigenous villages through courses with local artisans.