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Art + Science Workshop

The Location


Vieques, Puerto Rico

Vieques is a small Caribbean island off the coast of the main island of Puerto Rico. As an American territory, participation in this workshop does not involve international travel nor require passports for US citizens. 
Vieques is approximately 15 miles long and 5 miles wide with a population of 15,000 persons. The climate is mild and tropical. The island has a long history of settlement, beginning with the Arawak through Spanish control of the island, the joining of the Commonwealth into the United States, and the island’s use by the US military as a training installation from 1943-2003. There are several institutes that conduct scientific research on the island’s ecology and its world-class bioluminescent bay, and numerous art galleries that display art from its thriving artistic community.

Getting to Vieques

Air travel to Vieques is provided by commercial airlines through San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU). Workshop students will arrange and pay for their own travel to and from Vieques. When you arrive on Vieques, one of the instructors will be there to greet you and drive you to the workshop casitas where you will meet your colleagues and the workshop will begin.


Two large casitas on 30 acres of land have been reserved for our workshop. Combined, the two casitas will hold a maximum of 16 students and the workshop instructors. The casitas feature private rooms, full kitchens, open-air meeting space, swimming pools, and well-maintained grounds. Beaches, historical sites, and other field opportunities are nearby.