[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] A.I.R. Studio Paducah, an artist-in-residence studio and efficiency apartment located in the Lower Town Arts District of Paducah, Kentucky, six blocks from the Ohio River, announces an ongoing call for artists. A.I.R. Studio welcomes self-motivated, focused artists working in a range of creative practices: visual artists, photographers, architects, writers, composers, and improvisational choreographers. Applicants are encouraged to have a clear objective for their residency. Stays usually range from two weeks to three months.
For most of its existence, A.I.R. Studio Paducah residents have been visual and fiber artists, a few photographers, and a scattering of creatives in other disciplines. The application process has since expanded and opened up to writers, architects, composers, and improvisational choreographers. The program is currently attracting and enjoying an influx of writers to the program. Geographically, A.I.R. residents hail from all over the United States and Canada.
The residency affords the artist time and space for focused, independent work, the development of new ideas and experimentation. Visits to area cultural centers, galleries, and performance venues as well as short trips to regional arts facilities can open up a range of networking possibilities. A.I.R. features a storefront multi-purpose display space that can be used for exhibitions or presentations during the residency.
A.I.R. Studio Paducah conducts a competitive selection process. Applications are peer-reviewed on a basis of the quality of past work and the applicant’s potential to have a productive residency. Applicants must be at least 21 years old. Collaborative pairs and couples are welcome.
About A.I.R. Studio Paducah
A.I.R. Studio Paducah, now in its 18th year as an artist residency program, is situated in the heart of the LowerTown Arts District, Paducah, Kentucky. Since 2004, creatives from around the country and abroad have passed through A.I.R. doors to make the most of the space and a stretch of undistracted time as envisioned by founder and artist Alonzo Davis.
Drawn to Paducah by the Artist Relocation Program, Davis initially considered LowerTown as the location for a personal studio/retreat. Inspired however by working retreat experiences in California, Costa Rica, Connecticut, Wyoming, Colorado, and Virginia, Davis decided instead to establish an artist residency program. Not only would visiting artists benefit, but also interact with a changing influx of creatives from outside which lends an additional dynamic to the evolving LowerTown community. An active residency program heightens arts district visibility in the world of artist’s communities nationally and internationally.
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[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency (JTHAR) announces a call for artists for the 2023 – 24 season. Established in 2007, JTHAR is an artist-centric nonprofit residency that awards an international community of artists the gifts of time and space amidst the extraordinary natural beauty of Joshua Tree National Park.
Apply by: 10 January 2023
Seven week residencies include scholarship funds, living accommodations, and studio space designed to accommodate a broad range of artistic activity and open studio events. Residents can be at any stage of their careers and work in all mediums, including drawing, painting, photography, film, video, installation, fiction and non fiction writing, interdisciplinary, social practice, and architecture.
JTHAR provides living and studio space for artists to explore new work. The residency respects the critical role artists play in our society and aims to foster creativity, trust, courage, diversity, and acceptance by facilitating opportunities for exploring, experimenting, quiet reflection, engagement, and cross-cultural exchange with the vibrant local community. They establish space for inspiration to happen, so artists can do the work of innovating, changing the cultural landscape, and generating a fresh look at the way we connect to each other and to the world.
About Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency
As a 501c3 non-profit artist residency, JTHAR relies on public donations to fulfill their mission of providing artists with the time, facilities, and support essential to give their creativity form. In return, they provide unparalleled access to the creative processes of regional, national, and international artists. Donors are an integral part of the Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency community. Their unwavering support means the world to us and worldwide network of artists we champion.
JTHAR is one of the only local residencies in the Mojave Desert that allows artists to present proposals for specific art projects. Artists are introduce to a larger artist community during their stay.
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[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Women’s Studio Workshop (WSW) announces a call for artists for the Public Art Mural Grant, a four-week residency in which an artist will create an original work for WSW’s mural wall. The mural space at Women’s Studio Workshop faces the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail (WVRT), which is an active outdoor public trail used primarily for walking, running, and cycling. The mural space is 10′ x 23.5′ and overlooks a new, ADA accessible patio and community gathering area.
Apply by: 15 January 2023
No application entry fee for the Public Art Mural Grant residency.
The grant includes a stipend of $350/week, $500 for materials, $250 for travel, and free on-campus housing. Applicants should keep in mind all COVID-19 related travel stipulations. WSW artistic staff will be available for technical and material support throughout the residency. WSW estimates that approximately 3,000-5,000 WVRT users pass by the facilities on a monthly basis, many coming onto the campus to view the current mural or inquire about the organization.
About Women’s Studio Workshop
Since the founding in 1974, Women’s Studio Workshop has been a professional artist studio dedicated to the creation of community, opportunity, empowerment, and development for women artists in all stages of their careers. As WSW continues to serve this mission, they believe that they can honor their core values and address gender equity more fully by explicitly expanding their concept of gender beyond patriarchal frames of reference. WSW supports all women, trans, intersex, nonbinary and genderfluid people in residencies and internships. Classes, studio rentals, and public events are open to all.
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[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Kingsbrae International Residency for the Arts (KIRA) announces a call for artists for the KIRA Residency – 2023 Artist in Residence Program taking place from September 16th, 2023 until October 14th, 2023.
Every year KIRA awards 6 artists with a one month residency. Artists are provided with individual studio space, comfortable housing, two prepared meals each day, a stipend, and live on a historic property in a beautiful seaside town. To ensure availability of required supplies and provisions, artists should bring all supplies and materials needed for their creative process.
As part of the residency, artists will be asked to engage with the community for up to six hours a week. These engagements will vary based on skills and interest and can include a partnership with Kingsbrae Garden which is located just steps away from the residence and studios.
Enter by: 30 November 2022
Applications are open to a range of disciplines and types of artists including but not limited to the visual arts, music/composition, writing, new media, and interdisciplinary arts. Artists from all levels in their career who exhibit a strong professional work ethic and a collaborative attitude are encouraged to apply.
Each selected artist will receive a $1,500.00 stipend. For their residency, the artists will be accommodated in an historic estate and have access to a private freestanding studio and meals prepared by a private chef. This residency is designed to inspire international artists by the natural beauty of the Bay of Fundy, St Andrews, and connecting award winning Kingsbrae Garden. During the month long residency, you will have the opportunity to learn from the other artists and showcase your work to the community during three Open Studio days.
“Our days were filled with biking, sight seeing, art and most importantly, the Kingsbrae Gardens. The gardens were a bottomless source of beauty and inspiration. It was greatly freeing to just be able to work without having to worry about the mundane realities of everyday life. I could ensconce myself in my studio space and just let things flow. In all, I completed 17 new pieces in 28 days, a personal record for me. Each Saturday we would open our studios to the public and another wonderful experience occurred, as I was able to meet people from all over the east coast of Canada and the United States. Some of them were people who just enjoyed art and were a pleasure to meet. Others were connoisseurs, people who collect beautiful works of art from around the world, and were sitting in my studio, looking at my work. Still others were artists themselves, and these were the visits I cherished the most, as they almost always had words of wisdom that I could apply to my work.” – Michaela Hoppe
“For me, KIRA started the inspiration for a quite significant shift in perspective. The KIRA residency experience can be profound. Inspirations come from trips to rocky beaches, time in the peaceful gardens, brilliant dinner conversations with amazing people, and inspiring life lessons learned from spending time with other artists. You will have days of full immersion in a lovely studio of your own, with great meals and beautiful private accommodations, plus wonderful things to see and do, right within walking distance. I could not have asked for anything more perfect! This is a world-class residency program, still quite new, already developing an amazing reputation. It is truly a unique opportunity.” – Susan Neilson
“This last month that began in a state of overwhelming bliss is ending in a comfortable state of contemplation and renewed sense of creativity. My adventure in St. Andrews may feel like it is over, but in fact it is just the beginning. My connection to this place lives on. We gathered each night for dinner promptly at 6pm. We ate, we laughed, we talked, I learned so much from these amazing people. I am a better person because of them and a better artist because of KIRA. It’s is such an amazing program for artists. I can not over emphasis this enough.” – Kristofer Parley
About Kingsbrae International Residency for the Arts
Kingsbrae International Residency for the Arts (KIRA) is a state of the art facility that was founded to bring a variety of international artists into rural New Brunswick. You will be occupying a private room in a historic estate that has hosted many famous icons such as Irving Berlin and William Van Horne. On the large property, you will find 6 brand new freestanding artist studios that are designed to encourage your creativity. KIRA is the home of Atlantic Canada’s largest amphitheater hosting a variety of shows throughout the season. Connecting to KIRA, you will have access to award winning Kingsbrae Garden from sunrise to sunset.
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[Sponsored Listing] The Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions (ACRE) announces a call for artists for the ACRE Summer Artist Residency Program. The program takes place every summer in rural Southwest Wisconsin. Developed as a means to support emerging visual artists, sound artists, musicians, performers, writers, and curators, the program provides artists with the opportunity to expand upon their individual practices as well as take part in optional programming within a collaborative community. This summer, ACRE will continue with a restructured model focusing on smaller residencies and reduced number of people on campus. Up-to-date vaccinations and a negative test before traveling are required for all visitors.
Register by: 20 Mar 2022
Scholarships are available.
Run by a large community of volunteers, the program is designed to help fellow emerging artists develop, present, and grow their creative practices. Set on 1,000 acres of wetland, hills, and farmland, the Summer Artist Residency Program facilities include expansive communal workspaces, a screen-printing studio, woodshop, ceramics studio, fibers studio, art and tech facility, and sound studio. Two meals per day plus a light breakfast are provided and prepared daily using ingredients grown in the surrounding area.
Over the subsequent year, ACRE endeavors to provide further opportunities for exposure and community building to its alumni. Each resident is offered an exhibition opportunity at a Chicago gallery or one of a number of alternative exhibition spaces ACRE partners with in Chicago and is given access to an online “flat file,” where they can develop customizable pages to present their work. These efforts complement other activities and programming designed to create the conditions for a thriving and enduring arts network.
About Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions
Founded in 2010, ACRE is a non-profit organization based in Chicago designed to support emerging artists develop, discuss, and present their artistic practices. As a community-coordinated effort to provide emerging artists with an accessible, equitable, and interdisciplinary residency and exhibitions program, ACRE has welcomed over 1,000 visual artists, sound artists, musicians, performance artists, writers, curators, scientists, and chefs to its Wisconsin and Illinois communities.
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[Sponsored Listing] The John Michael Kohler Arts Center announces a call for artists for the 2023 Arts/Industry Residencies. For more than forty years, Arts/Industry has been connecting artists with the resources, technology, and materials of Kohler Co, as well as providing a place to explore new ideas, processes, and perspectives. Artists from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.
Each year, up to twelve artists are selected for residencies in the pottery or foundry areas of the factory through a competitive jury process. No experience with clay or cast metal is required, just an interest in pursuing a new body of work and being open to new ideas.
Enter by: 14 Mar 2022
Arts/Industry residencies are three months in length and divided into three cohorts. There are four artists-in-residence in each cohort: two in pottery and two in foundry. Residents are expected to commit to the full three-month period. Artists-in-residence receive 24-hour access to studio space, industrial materials, use of equipment, technical assistance, photographic services, housing, round-trip transportation, and a modest weekly stipend.
Hundreds of artists have benefited from the celebrated Arts/Industry residency program since its beginning in 1974. The program, undoubtedly one of the most unusual ongoing collaborations between art and industry in the United States, was conceived and is administered by the John Michael Kohler Arts Center and hosted by Kohler Co.
Arts/Industry offers artists the time and space to focus on the creation of new work and a unique location for their studios. Artists-in-residence work at the Kohler Co factory in the pottery and/or foundry. Artists need not have experience with clay or metal, just an interest in materials and the potential for the industrial environment and processes to influence their creative practice. Participants are exposed to a body of technical knowledge that enables and encourages them to explore new ways of thinking and working.
About John Michael Kohler Arts Center
The John Michael Kohler Arts Center located north of Milwaukee in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, was founded in 1967. It is dedicated to making innovative exhibitions and arts programming accessible to a broad audience. Central to its mission is promoting understanding and appreciation of the work of self-taught and contemporary artists through original exhibitions, commissioned works of art, performing arts programs, and community arts initiatives. Since the 1970s, JMKAC has preserved, studied, and exhibited works by art-environment builders and has earned a worldwide reputation for its work in this area. Art environments involve an individual significantly transforming their surroundings—for example, their home or yard—into an exceptional, multifaceted work of art.
The Arts Center’s downtown Sheboygan facility includes eight galleries, two performance spaces, a café, a retail shop, and a drop-in art-making studio. Among its program offerings are community arts projects; artist residencies; presentations of dance, film, and music; a free weekly summer concert series; classes and workshops; an onsite arts-based preschool program; and approximately twelve originally curated exhibitions of the work of self-taught and contemporary artists annually. The John Michael Kohler Arts Center also administers the renowned Arts/Industry residency program, which is hosted by Kohler Co.
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Image: Arts/Industry artist-in-residence Kate Klingbeil in the Kohler Co Foundry, 2020. Photo: Kohler Co, courtesy of John Michael Kohler Arts Center.
[Sponsored Listing] The Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods announce a call for artists for the Pond Farm Artist in Residency. Beginning in 2021, the Pond Farm Artist Residency will be underwritten by The Julia Terr Fellowship to support residencies that give priority to both emerging and established BIPOC artists and writers. This is a unique opportunity for artists working in most genres to be immersed in nature and inspired by the spirit of past Pond Farmers. Have the space and time to create. The Guest House is ADA compliant and disabled artists are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 15 Apr 2021
It is the goal of the fellowship program to welcome diverse artists and writers to work on specific projects they want to address or new areas in which to investigate. The duration of the residency is one month. It offers a one bedroom self-accommodating cabin on the site of Pond Farm Pottery and a stipend of $250 to help cover some expenses, e.g. for food or travel.
About Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods
Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods is the nonprofit organization that supports education and stewardship programs in Russian River area State Parks.
Pond Farm is a special place. It originally started as an artists’ community in the late 1940s, then transitioned to Pond Farm Pottery where studio pottery artist Marguerite Wildenhain lived, worked, and taught annual summer workshops. Marguerite Wildenhain dedicated her life to her craft. After finishing her studies at the Bauhaus she became the first female master potter in Germany. She was a remarkable woman who touched many lives through her work and her teachings. Marguerite strongly believed that the journey to become a true artist was not about learning a technique, but much more about the development of the whole person, an “opening of the soul.”
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The Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts announces a call for artists for their 2021 Saltonstall Residency Program in Ithaca, New York. Each year, the Saltonstall Foundation awards free residencies to artists and writers who are residents of New York State and Indian Nations therein. They support artists and writers working in the following disciplines: Poetry; Fiction and Creative Nonfiction; Photography and Filmmaking; and Painting, Sculpture, and Visual Arts.
Deadline: 23 Jan 2021
All applicants must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age and must be residents of New York State or Indian Nations therein ** (all counties). Residencies are for individual artists and writers. Saltonstall is unable to accommodate groups or pairs of people working together.
New in 2021: Accessibility space for an artist or writer! Saltonstall is currently building an accessible addition. It includes a private accessible living space with a roll-in shower, private accessible studio (for a visual artist or writer), shared accessible kitchen and dining area, accessible laundry facilities, and adjoining private suite for a personal care assistant if needed.
COVID, the unwanted guest
Saltonstall is under no illusions: The coronavirus will be with us — in some way — through next summer. They are planning a 2021 residency season because they believe they can offer a safe residency experience in a way that is responsible and responsive to the needs of artists and writers while protecting their health and that of the staff and local community.
2021 Saltonstall Residency Program Dates
Second annual six-night residency for artist/writer parents:
Thursday, June 3 – Wednesday, June 9. Please note: this residency is strictly for artist/writer parents who have at least one dependent child (under 18) at home.
- Monday, June 14 – Monday, July 12
- Monday, July 19 – Monday, August 16
- Monday, August 23 – Monday, September 20
- Monday, September 27 – Monday, October 11
- Saturday, October 16 – Saturday, October 30
Residencies provide artists time and private space to do their work without interruption. During one month at Saltonstall, residents are often able to complete at least 3-4 months worth of work. The shorter, two-week residencies have an identical effect. There are minimal chores, and restricted visitor hours ~ all of which allows for maximum focus on the artists work.
There is no cost to attend Saltonstall and no application fee associated with this application. Additionally, to help offset travel to Ithaca and other personal expenses, they have increased their stipends to $750 for each month-long Fellow, $375 for each two-week Fellow, and $200 for each artist/writer attending the six-night residency for parents.
About Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts
Saltonstall is situated in a beautiful and inspiring setting of fields and wooded hills, approximately eight miles from downtown Ithaca.
A Saltonstall residency is a small community. They strive to provide a quiet, inviting, respectful, and nurturing community for creative individuals looking for uninterrupted time to focus on their craft. Each residency is comprised of just five individuals: one poet, one writer, one photographer or filmmaker, and two visual artists.
Saltonstall believes in and values a diverse community of creative individuals. To that end, they hope that all artists and writers feel welcome to apply for a residency, regardless of one’s level of education, experience, race, age, sex, religious belief, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or national origin.
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High Concept Labs (HCL) announces a call for artists for their flagship program, the HCL Artist in Residence, designed to promote the growth of artists and their work by providing an environment of experimentation and discovery that is accessible and supports the artist. It is fundamental for High Concept Labs to provide tangible, direct, and nimble resources for artists that meet their specific needs to continue to grow their practice. Artists across disciplines are invited to apply for support of the creation of new work in any stage of development.
Deadline: 25 Sept 2020
Artists receive free studio space, documentation, marketing, and fundraising support. They have the opportunity to show work at every stage of creation with HCL producing support. In 2020, HCL is instituting a $1,000 cash stipend per Residency, to be remitted over the course of the residency year. During the residency, artists are encouraged to further their research, funding, and development support for their project. In addition, they may organize and are encouraged to participate in HCL-organized events designed to open the studio in order to spur, develop, examine, and articulate ideas, including:
- peer-to-peer showings
- facilitated dialogues
- digital documentation as a process tool
- reflective writing
- access to the resources of partners, research institutions, and the civic community
HCL Artist In Residence Studios
The total studio size is 1,700 square feet. It has 6 pillars that run three feet from the length of two walls. The room is enclosed by two glass walls visible from the common hallways and two solid walls. The studio floor is three inches high from the hallway floor, requiring a small step up. The room has three lockable exit/entry doors.
The studio provides 1,500 square feet of sprung wood flooring with marley. It is equipped with 1 ceiling-mounted projector, PA system, baby grand Steinway piano, 20 folding chairs, 4 stools, floor cushions, and 2 folding tables.
The two glass walls of the studio allow in the lighting from the common hallways. They have motion sensors programmed by Mana Contemporary. The glass walls may create a reverberant space for sound and music. For full privacy, sound management and light control, black cloths are available by HCL. HCL can schedule temporary shutoff of the sensors by special request. For any installation requiring drilling or hanging into wall and ceiling surfaces please consult with HCL staff.
About High Concept Labs
Since its foundation in 2009, High Concept Labs has been providing Chicago artists with flexible, affordable space in which to develop projects and new works. HCL began by sharing the only thing it had to offer – space – specifically, a warehouse located in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood, that artists could use to develop their projects. Over the course of its first year, HCL evolved into a full-fledged arts service organization, assisting artists with administration, publicity, and production. From inception, HCL’s goal was simple: to grow art.
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The Mauser Harmony with Nature Foundation announces a call for artists for the EcoHouse Artist Residency, Costa Rica. Strengthen your mind, body, and spirit by immersing yourself in nature. Let the clean water, air, and sunshine be your medicine. The residency is a luxurious 6,000 sq. ft. Spanish Villa that sits on 1.5 acres of land. It is located within a small community in the mountains. Surrounding it is the jungle, breathtaking views, and miles of dirt roads and trails to meander, run, hike, and explore. There is a family owned restaurant, Mirador Donde Andrés, with delicious food a 20 minute walk away.
Deadline: 20 Jul 2020
- 2 private rooms, each with matrimonial bed and private bathroom
- 1 communal bedroom with 2 XL bunk beds (pillow top mattresses), attached large bathroom with Jacuzzi
- Beds made by local artisan from wood repurposed from fallen trees
- Natural cooling in each bedroom provided by ceiling fans
- Covered wrap around veranda provides artists with 2 hammocks for relaxing, reflecting, or meditating in the cool evening jungle breeze
- Main Studio 20 ft x 22 ft with up to 4 spaces available with natural light and large wooden doors with view to backyard gardens
- Open air studios on covered veranda overlooking jungle
- Writer’s private room studio with desk and chair, matrimonial bed, and attached bathroom facing a butterfly garden
Duration of residency: 2 weeks to 3 months (longer stays available on approval)
Cost: $18-56 a day depending on length of stay and shared or private room
Included in cost:
- Shuttle service to and from airport (SJO)
- Free wi-fi, weekly maid service, and fully equipped community kitchen
- Continental self-serve breakfast Monday through Friday
- Prepared gourmet vegetarian meal at 5 pm Monday through Friday
- Trips to the grocery store, local fruit/vegetable stands, and Farmer’s Markets
- A variety of power tools, drills, electric saws, wrenches, screw drivers, machetes, and a Dremel available for use
Artists bring needed supplies for their projects. Mauser Foundation will be happy to help facilitate an order and pick up. Please be sure to give ample notice.
Mauser Foundation welcomes applicants from all races, cultures, and lifestyles. No fee to apply.
EcoHouse Artist Residency Artist Benefits
The EcoHouse Artist Residency is the perfect place for all types of nature loving artists to come get healthy and be creative.
The program focuses on furnishing artists with healthy gourmet delicious vegetarian meals (breakfast and dinner 5 days a week with ingredients that are either grown on site or locally and sustainably sourced), comfortable and beautiful accommodations, ample work space, and serene surroundings so that individual or group projects can can flourish.
You will be surrounded by dozens of different species of birds, butterflies, insects, flowers, and plants. It is common to have toucans, scarlet macaws, monkeys, coatis, and sloths pass through. There is a stream that runs through the lower half of the property. Phenomenal sunrises and sunsets and marvelous natural light all day.
The yard is filled with edible fruits like plantains, papayas, and lemons. There is a working greenhouse. Produce and herbs are grown on site. Help yourself! There is lemongrass, mint, stevia, holy, and purple basil to name a few.
Heather, our on-site artist and EcoHouse Coordinator welcomes and delights in giving tours of the property’ sustainable features including the medicinal and tropical plants.
There is a library of books at the residency to learn about permaculture, sustainability, and Costa Rican wildlife and plants.
Mauser Foundation plans trips to the beach, Manuel Antonio National Park, Monkey Mangrove Tour, Cacao Farms, waterfalls (including Rainmaker), cloud forests, volcanos, and nature reserves (available for an additional cost).
About Mauser Harmony with Nature Foundation
The program at the Mauser EcoHouse is all about providing a beautiful, tranquil, and inspirational space where artists can immerse themselves in their individual projects. Artists are encouraged to be self directed and pursue their own creative ideas.
Some specifics about Costa Rica:
- Costa Rica hosts more than 5% of the world’s biodiversity even though its landmass only takes up .03% of the planet’s surface.
- There are 801 miles of coastline in Costa Rica.
- Costa Rica is one of the most valued environmental destinations. Approximately 25% of the country has protected forests and reserves.
The Mauser Harmony with Nature Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization committed to improving the quality of life on the planet. They believe it is possible to find a harmonious balance between technology and nature.
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