Fishbon del Sur's mission is to encourage collaboration between artists, technologists, writers, desi- gners, performers and particpants to create unique, real-time, compel- ling aesthetic experiences that speak to contemporary audiences.

Fishbon del Sur believes the synergy (sharings of perspectives and skills) made possible in a collaborative space creates a unique and special context for art.  By providing context, physical infra- structure, tools, mentoring support and encouragement for creative collaboration, Fishbon del Sur is an experiential incubator for emerging cooperative working models. Much more about the process experience than final product, Fishbon del Sur creates a diverse "interactive" learning community that would be difficult to achieve in isolated individual working environments.

Contact Us:

Laura Inks Bodine
098-773-3803 (Ecuador)

Clay Bodine
099-540-2787 (Ecuador)


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Blues Lab
Monday, July 20th, 7-10pm
$5 donation for non-musicians / BYOB
FISHBON del SUR, 14-25 Mariscal Lamar

Monday Night Blues

On the third Monday of each month we've been inviting singers and musicians to jam at Fishbon del Sur. It's an awesome night and there's lots of good blues and room to dance. Not a musician? Come to enjoy the music, socialize and shake it.

more information contact:
Bill Keyes: (
Buddy Winston (buddywinston@gmail.com)


Housed in an 80 year old colonial house in Cuenca, Ecuador’s El Centro district, Fishbon del Sur’s purpose is to provide a forum, education and support for creative collaboration, mentorship and the visceral experience of visual, aural and performance-based art. It is also provides exhibition media for the artists and their work.

This amazing large scale mural by members of the Lakomuna artist's collective in Cuenca, Ecuador is part of an upcoming street art exhibition at the space. Fishbon del Sur has also hosted musical performances, live readings and planning workshops for the Cuenca bi-lingual and bi-cultural community theatre company.


Link to New York Times story about Street Art in Bushwick, Brooklyn

Link to Taking it to the Streets in Quito, Ecuador article





The January 3, 2013 issue of the local Santa Barbara alternative newspaper, the Independent featured a cover story about recent initiatives and projects in the Funk Zone neighborhood. CCN Principals Laura Inks and Clay Bodine were profiled in the story. To view the piece online, click on the link below.

Link to Funk Zone Story






CCN partner Laura Inks has just released the final Funk Zone Report with data and details from the six month study funded by a grant from the Santa Barbara Foundation. Download it by clicking on one of the links below:

.PDF format

iBooks format (viewable on iPad)



The Youth Interactive Project officially opened their Santa Barbara Funk Zone Center for art and entrepreneurship. The project focuses on providing opportunities for at-risk youth to learn entrepreneurial skills.



The Graffiti Project was featured in a recent Santa Barbara Independent Article about a pair of software entrepreneurs who have developed an online art marketplace. Check it out here: http://www.independent.com/news/2012/aug/22/artful-solution/



The International Autohausat 403 De La Vina Street in Santa Barbara had a familiar problem until the weekend of August 11th. Taggers were putting up gang graffiti almost every night. Neighbors tried everything. They painted over the tags repeatedly, organized a neighborhood watch, contacted the city. Nothing worked. Then the owner of the business contacted CCN partner Laura Inks on a tip from a neighbor. Laura got in touch with a local artist and asked him to get a crew together to replace the tags with a full wall mural. The artists discussed the project with Erwin from Autohaus and started work three days later. The wall looks amazing. Neighbors were so inspired they organized an impromptu block party complete with hotdogs and beverages, set up lawn chairs and watched the artists work until 1am. Everyone's happy and best of all, there have been no new tags on the wall since. The project is ongoing and new art will be added every six months. __________________________________________________________________


The amazing AMASS gallery, a fixture on Mason and Helena streets in Santa Barbara's Funk Zone has now been demolished by the developer, but the hundreds of murals by more than 150 artists over the five awesome years it was active, thanks to the work of Laura Inks Bodine and other volunteers will be part of SB history for years to come. We'll miss you!


Blog Posts

Creative Expansion Tour in Ecuador

Posted by Clay Bodine on December 20, 2013 at 12:55pm 0 Comments

The first month has been taxing and wonderful. After three solid weeks of looking we found what we think will be a great pace to work on new projects, but at the same time, I lost my bag with wallet, hard drives, my favorite pen and sunglasses–a big loss. Nothing is irreplaceable, but it's a major inconvenience…



Posted by Clay Bodine on September 6, 2012 at 7:25pm 0 Comments

The Funk Zone Project held a creative briefing and ideafest with Funk zone area creatives on July 27th at Oreana Winery. The meeting included a summary of the creative survey results and background information about the neighborhood and planned future development. After the…


Musicollab Visits Fishbon

Posted by Clay Bodine on August 8, 2012 at 3:57pm 0 Comments

The Santa Barbara Musicollab is a city-wide collaboration of musicians, music organizations, businesses, city and county agencies interested in coming together to promote music and musical performance in the Santa Barbara area. CCN principal Laura Inks facilitates this…


Santa Barbara Foundation's 19th Annual Partnership for Excellence Conference Returns March 8th

Posted by Clay Bodine on March 2, 2012 at 6:47pm 0 Comments

The Santa Barbara Foundation will be sponsoring it's 19th annual conference on Tuesday, March 8th with the theme Exploring Collective Impact. The event brings together an impressive line up of organizations from across the area to discuss ways to collaborate for greater effectiveness and reach. CCN principals Laura Inks and Clay Bodine will be attending, so watch this space for a full report.


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