LABVERDE is a ten-day immersion in the Amazon rainforest to explore the connection between nature, art and science. The initiative aims to help cultural makers understand and reflect on one of the main natural areas of the planet, and has been designed by a multidisciplinary team of highly qualified international professionals from Manifesta Art and Culture and The National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA). A world reference in tropical biology, INPA conducts research, surveys and inventories of fauna and flora, and investigates the sustainable use of natural resources in the Amazon (http://portal.inpa.gov.br). The program is open to visual artists, architects, musicians, writers, dancers and other cultural makers, with applications due by June 15th, completed in the form of a 250-word bio, a 500-word description of a creative project idea, and a 5 to 10 image-portfolio. Further details on the LABVERDE program can be found here.