FAQS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Momentom’s Residencies are artist residencies designed for creative entrepreneurs and artists (You!).

Think Co-Working Space meets Ashram meets movement arts training center. The only one of its kind in the world, Momentom Artist Residencies are designed to house 30+ people to create an inspired community. 

Residents have access to training spaces, workshops, panel discussions, healthy food, and a daily schedule in artistic modalities, and spiritual and embodiment practices like yoga and meditation.

In residency we live in a community so that we can create a safe and supportive environment for you to push beyond your comfort zone and experience new ways of living.  

Imagine a mature evolution of the festival experience, where we focus on the intersections between art, embodiment, spirit, and nature.

Want to understand a bit more what residency is like? Click here to find out.

The best residency for you- is whatever one gets you the most excited!  If there is an area or passion in your life that you wish to discover or further explore- we invite you to read about each residency and then decide which one feels best for you!  Every year the offerings slightly vary, and we are so grateful to have so many returning residents each year.  No matter the “main” focus you can always guarantee there will be movement, arts, community gatherings, and ceremony.  And of course- dance parties. 

Our core programming for all residencies provide training of the Mind (Meditation & Mindfulness Practices), Body (Movement, Aerials, Dance) and Spirit (Ceremonies, Authentic relating, Non-Violent Communication).

 All residencies have a specific focus on certain types of development.  Whether it is our permaculture and off grid living focused Green Residency, or our Performance and Circus Arts NYE Residency, or our Sound production and Sound healing training Residency, we craft the experience with a primary intention, supported by a variety of other personal development and physical conditioning tools.

Whatever the focus, emerging artists and creative entrepreneurs can take part of the residency and find their space within it.  

Below is a sample schedule from our past season – never a shortage of diversity.

Our online applications usually open at the end of June or early July for the following season- which starts in mid October 2022.   This year Momentom Collective will be operating in 2 different countries- Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

We will be doing residencies at Maderas Village in Nicaragua, closely located to Playa Maderas, and at the beautiful Macaw Lodge in Costa Rica. 

We will close an application 30 days before a residency starts and they often sell out so we encourage applying as soon as you feel it is right for you!

Yes. All residencies provide a variety of workshops from beginner level to advanced level. If you have a will to develop yourself and your project, residencies are for you.

Our teachers and facilitators create experiences where it is not a prerequisite to have a history in anything, just a desire to learn and participate

Applications are on the website, when you select which residency you wish to attend you can fill out the corresponding application! 

Momentom Collective is a plant based project. There are no animals served in residency.

We also teach residents the benefits of a vegetarian and vegan diet. It is in our hopes that you will experience a new way of relating to your food when you are in house.

Our chefs produce many options for those on a vegan and gluten free diet also, so not to worry- we have you covered. If you have severe allergies, just let us know beforehand when you apply, and we will do our best to accommodate!

We hire incredible culinary artists who source local and organic ingredients to nourish you so that you feel nourished, nurtured, and inspired throughout your time with us.

Yes! We prioritize past residents for our work exchange but we encourage anyone to apply if you feel your skill set matches our needs to operate residencies. 

We have a mix of professional and emerging teachers who contribute to one of the most dynamic and iconic training schedules imaginable. 

We are looking for:

Embodied Movement Teachers ( Must have at least 5 years experience)

Videography assistant ~ to work with Tony Tobias

Space Setter for cleaning, creating & curating all training and sacred spaces during residency

Tech & Sound Setter for setting up music in all spaces, making sure speakers work for all classes & Workshops, ensuring WI-FI is working.

We give preference to those who also have a background in a movement modality such as dance, acro, yoga aerials, etc that may be able to contribute more diverse classes on our schedule.

Other positions are considered on a case by case basis for each residency and include administrative tasks, helping to manage the residency operations, and working on social media. 

Work Trade positions include accommodations, 3x meals a day and access to our full schedule of classes and workshops. We expect a contribution of minimum 25 work hours a week.  

 Please email us at thrive@momentomcollective.com with the subject line “Work Exchange for coming Season” and indicate which role is of interest to you, and we will be able to assess if it’s the right fit!

As the world around us evolves, so are we evolving also, and we are looking towards creating a more permanent home base for Momentom Collective to ground down.   In the coming months we will have more to share on this, but we invite you to check out the Land Base section of the website to peek behind the curtain of our dream to turn temporary experiences- into a permanent way of life.  A community where we grow our own food, live in harmony with nature, make art and collaborate together, and re-imagine a wildly new way of being- that values total human expression and happiness.

Formal booking deposits are 50% of your total reservation and are nonrefundable. 

If canceled 30 days or more before your stay, 50% of the initial deposit will be applied to any future residency to be used within 12 months. 

Any amount paid above the residency or retreat deposit will be refunded when canceled more than 30 days in advance. 

No refund or credits will be issued to residents who cancel within 30 days of residency start, or for residents who choose to leave early.

Date changes can be made for a residency when more than 30 days’ notice is provided, depending on availability. Date changes that are made with less than 30 days notice will incur a change fee. Momentom Collective holds no responsibility for missed and delayed flights, missed transfers, visa implications, and/ or denial of entry into countries of residencies, illness, injury, or acts of god that may affect guest arrival date. No refunds or alternatives will be made for any part of the Residency or Retreat not attended as a result.

Momentom Collective reserves the right to change or cancel a retreat or Artist Residency if insufficient bookings have been received. In the event of an alteration or cancelation, every effort will be made to avoid inconvenience by offering an alternative solution and full refund (except the mandatory deposit) 

Momentom Collective reserves the right to cancel or terminate a guest for any form of misconduct to the community or for behavior that disrupts the stay of other residents or guests.

All residents must have insurance before arriving at residency.

COVID RELATED REFUND & CANCELLATIONS

If a resident has to cancel or miss part of their stay with Momentom due to being diagnosed as Covid 19 positive*, Momentom will offer 50% credit for their time missed applied to any residency with availability (valid for up to 12 months). 

*Formal documentation from your airline or other agency is required.

If a resident has to cancel or delay their stay with Momentom due to other circumstances, such as missed flights, personal choices, or not providing the correct documentation or tests to customs and health officials, there will be no refund or credit offered for the days booked that are missed. 

Thank you for your understanding in these new days of travel and retreat planning.