· The Colony is open year-round.
· Artists from anywhere in the world are encouraged to apply, regardless of discipline or stage of career development. · Accommodations are comfortable for one person, sometimes two. Artists interested in bringing a spouse, companion or children, please inquire about short-term rental, long-term lease or timeshare options in one of our larger, 2 BR, 2 BA homes at The Colony. · We like to schedule at least three to six months in advance. However, when we have an opening we are always eager to fill it, so please inquire as to availability.
· Stays of any time-length will be considered, generally billed in two-week or month-long increments – see fee scale below. · Writers who need a computer for their work must bring their own laptop. · Artists who will need to do a significant amount of printing during their residency are advised to consider bringing a portable printer. The Colony sometimes has printing capability available but does not guarantee it. Internet cafes with printing capabilities are available within walking distance or a short taxi ride from The Colony. · Visual artists are encouraged to bring all necessary materials with them. Art supplies are available within a reasonable distance from The Colony, but are imported and therefore can be quite costly and time consuming to acquire once here. The Colony has large wooden easels, adaptive lighting and a variety of horizontal and vertical work surfaces available.
· Composers should be in contact with The Colony to discuss their needs. · Each artist is provided with a furnished apartment or bungalow, with full kitchen, private bath and cleaning service. · On-site laundry facilities are free. · Accommodations serve as both indoor work studio and living space – if an artist cannot work and live in the same space, or work outdoors, this must be stated in the application. · We also have one Windows desktop PC with Wireless Internet connection for personal emailing, short-term Internet use, and out-of-the-country calls. · For long distance phoning artists can go online to purchase minutes with Skype, the very inexpensive Internet phoning system The Colony is set up for.
· Artists are strongly encouraged to bring their own laptop with Wireless Internet capability, as high speed Wireless Internet is now available in all apartments and bungalows. · Meals are the responsibility of the artists, either individually or communally. Each artist should plan for a minimum of $150 per month food costs. The Colony provides an initial grocery run.
· The Colony is on a fairly steep hillside, not easily wheelchair accessible. · Electrical outlets and power in Costa Rica are U.S. standard, 10 - 120 volts, 60 Hz . · It is strongly recommended that artists bring everything they need with them. All packages sent separately are subject to indeterminate delays, as they are opened by Customs and potentially assessed a duty tax – for which artists will be responsible. Stays at The Colony are billed in two-week or month-long increments as follows: 14 days or less, $575 per artist or $850 for two artists sharing one space; Up to 29 days, $800 per artist or $975 for two artists sharing one space. To reserve a space artists will be asked to send payment for a minimum of half of their total fee, in the form of a check (in US dollars) made out to Sigmund Gaudi, S.A. and mailed to our Apto Postal 102-6100, Ciudad Colon, Mora. San Jose Costa Rica, America Central. The balance is due by no later than thirty days prior to the scheduled arrival date. email: email@example.com