Guapamacataro Center for Art and Ecology

Guapamacataro Center for Art and Ecology

  1. About

The Guapamacátaro Center for Art and Ecology is a site-based and community-oriented initiative where artists from different disciplines, scientists, educators and activists converge to foster culture, collaboration and sustainable development.

Each year we hold 1 to 3 residency sessions in Winter/Spring (February through June). During their stay (3 weeks), participants use the hacienda grounds as a laboratory for the creative process and engaging with the local community. They are free to work whenever desired in the provided studios and anywhere in the property. Experimentation is encouraged as is discourse and collaboration. Daily group activities such as morning stretch and meditation, and occasional guided walks and field trips to nearby towns and natural areas are often organized, depending on people’s interests. Because of the relative inaccessibility of the place and a desired cohesiveness of the group, all participants are required to be there the whole time, arriving and departing on specific dates and times.


We are located 6 km south of Maravatío, Michoacán, an hour and a half from the city of Morelia and three hours from Mexico City. Nearby towns include Tlalpujahua and El Oro.

Visits to Guapamacátaro are by invitation or appointment only. Please contact us by email:

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