We are currently accepting applications for some spaces still available beginnin January 7, through December 22, 2019. Applications are also accepted now, for residencies that will run from January 6 - December 20, 2020.
In keeping with the ODYSSEYS Costa Rica commitment to minimizing our ecological footprint, we prefer to receive all materials electronically. If you wish to send part of your application by regular post, please email us first at OdysseysCostaRica@gmail.com. We will send instructions including our postal address.
It is important for each applicant to carefully review our web site descriptions of what we offer for work space. Typically, writers are provided a standard desk or table and chair (adjustable when possible but not guaranteed.) Many of our visual artists are photographers, videographers, multi-media artists, plein-air painters and muralists/street artists who work out and about. Our host families typically have indoor and covered outdoor garden areas with natural light and space for work tables. Visual artists who require more formal/elaborate indoor studio space should inquire in advance, as we sometimes have a separate studio space available upon request. For composers we have various options, including the possibility of a professional electronic keyboard used with headphones in the home stay environment, and/or scheduled piano/studio time in our local music institute.
Melanie Edwards is an award-winning singer, songwriter, pianist, violinist, music practitioner and TV/film composer.
If you haven't already, get to know her better by visiting Melanie Edwards Laboratories at https://www.melanieedwardslabs.com.
Melanie's profile and information related to this workshop hosted by Intercultural ODYSSEYS Costa Rica, can be found here: http://www.artistresidencycostarica.org/hosted-events.html
Melanie holds a master’s degree (MFA) in music from The Savannah College of Art and Design and is certified in Mental Health First Aid USA by the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare. She has 24 years experience as a performing artist and expressive healer with several partner charities and organizations in NYC and DC."
Melanie's Musical Mending Workshops can be curated for any specific healing modality, collective or individual. These workshops help with healing, including coping with grief, anxiety, depression and many more ailments by administering sonic techniques to relieve stress, help find inner peace and express authenticity.
Melanie's techniques also help with creativity, release, expression, as well as general well being. And are just plain fun! Melanie often uses different instruments & singing skills with therapeutic mantra chanting in a form of call and response to activate relaxation, calm the mind and nourish the soul. The unity of voices act as a form of guided meditation, providing an outlet to purge bottled up emotions, thus opening the gates for healing vibrations.
The focus of Melanie's therapeutic workshops is not about performing or being a professional singer (though performers and professional singers are certainly welcome as well!) but rather a shared experience of collective sound healing in the present moment. Participants are free to join or simply observe in shared space, as well as bring their own mantras, words or poems to self reflect and express via musical mending.
Melanie also co-writes songs with participants as well as teaching how to formulate and channel emotions, sentiments and words into music.
February 06 - 12, 2020 8 day/7 night itinerary
$1,495.00, per person package.
This Registration Form requires a $150 USD Deposit. Balance of $1,395 USD will be billed upon registration with a due date no later than January 22, 2020.
Early Bird Registration must be received by no later than November 07, 2019 for automatic discount of $150 USD. Balance of $1,195 USD (Original package price of $1,495 USD minus Deposit plus Early Bird discount) will be billed upon registration with a due date no later than January 22, 2020 (For an Early Bird discount total of $1,345 USD per person package).
Deposit is nonrefundable. Balance Paid will be refunded in full only in the event that our Hosted Lifelong Learning Adventure does not occur for any reason.
WRITING FROM THE EDGE
January 30 - February 12, 2020
15 day/14 night itinerary,
$2,180.00, per person package.
This Registration Form requires a $200 USD Deposit. Balance of $1,980 USD will be billed upon registration with a due date no later than January 15, 2020.
Early Bird Registration must be received by no later than November 15, 2019 for automatic discount of $200 USD. Balance of $1,780 USD (Original package price of $2,180 USD minus Deposit plus Early Bird discount) will be billed upon registration with a due date no later than January 22, 2020 (For an Early Bird discount total of $1,980 USD per person package).
The Registration Deposit is nonrefundable. Balance Paid will be refunded in full only in the event that our Hosted Lifelong Learning Adventure does not occur for any reason.