Creative Global Network for the Visual Arts

The Sachaqa Art Center welcomes Artists to the village of San Roque de Cumbaza, forty minutes outside the town of Tarapoto in the Northern Highland Amazon Jungle, Peru. 

The SAC is the first artist residence in the Peruvian jungle, San Martin – a centre for the preservation of indigenous arts and the development and presentation of contemporary art forms, as well as a center promoting 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 modern standard.

Continuing collaboration with artists in many fields from around the world, the centre has initiated an Artist in Residency program, an opportunity for artists to live and work in this beautiful natural setting. You will be part of a very exciting, evolving eco-art project/movement. 

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 where true inspiration and creativity can blossom.

Our Vision and mission

 * To provide affordable creative space and accommodation for Sculptors, painters, Musicians, Ceramicists, Textile Artists, Writers, and Dancers, etc

 *To have regular exhibitions, Cinema, Discussions, Fairs, Street Art, Music and Dance...creative activities in the City of Tarapoto.

 We aspire to learn to respect Mother Nature and be conscious of her in all that we do. This means that everything is recycled and there will be no chemicals/pollution going into her rivers. Be Conscious that the clothes that we wear, washing powders, hair and body soaps, creams and the food that we eat is produced in a respectful, chemical free way.

*To look for alternative ways of creativity that does not harm Mother Earth. 

*To learn and exchange creative ideas with the Indigenous 
Chazutinos and Lamista Artisanas.  

For a selection of courses please see HERE.

For a selection of photos please see ALBUM.

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Educational Programmes
  • Film Making

How to reach

By plane

Fly Lima to Tarapoto it's about an hour.

By car

San Roque De Cumbaza is situated forty minutes outside the city of Tarapoto. You can ask any Motor Taxi in Tarapoto to take you to the 'Camunettas para San Roque'. The price is always 5 soles, do not pay anymore. Alternatively someone will collect you from the Airport.

Find the Sachaqa Art Center  on Google Maps

Contact information

Sachaqa Art Center
San Roque De Cumbaza
Region San Martin Tarapoto


Phone: 978382044

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