LILHA is an interdisciplinary art residency and sanctuary located on the shores of the Pacific Ocean that focuses on educational programs towards humanities, ecology, social initiatives, and spiritual retreats.
Created in 2016 by Aline Shkurovich, LILHA is a non-governmental organization that develops social and environmental projects in Nayarit. The goal is to bring the local community to develop critical thinking on the actual local context and the global environmental problematics.
This eco-residency promotes a way of life more conscious of its environments and welcomes artists from all disciplines, and from all fields of work, as long as their projects are socially oriented and fit in the context the residency finds itself. Artists can propose projects involving collective creation and organize workshops, interventions in the public space, or any events that would encourage the social participation and the creative development of the community, particularly with the children and teens of the region.
As the residency program is socially oriented, only mid-career and established artists, practitioners, or collectives may apply to it. Application modalities include a letter of recommendation, in addition to an artist statement, a project proposal, and a presentation of the artist’s work. The residency lasts from one to three months, and artists have access to a shared studio, dance floor, circus materials, as well as assistance for the realization of the project. Artists are hosted in private rooms in jungle bamboo bungalows. During their stay, artists should organize workshops, classes, expeditions, community building activities, conferences, open-studios, or performances.