Self-Directed Artist Residencies Sept/Oct/Nov 2015 – Puebla and Oaxaca, Southern Mexico
ARQUETOPIA AND ARQUETOPIA OAXACA
Founded in 2009, Arquetopia is an award-winning, Mexican official nonprofit foundation run entirely by artists. It has since grown to include the premier artist residency program of Mexico and Latin America with extensive collaborative networks in Puebla and Oaxaca. Our resident artists have come from dozens of countries on six continents. We are proud that many of our artists have returned for residencies with us even two and three more times. Arquetopia’s Artist-in-Residence Programs offer important professional opportunities for emerging and mid-career, national and international contemporary artists, designers, curators, researchers, and art educators age 25 and over.
OUR SPECTACULAR NEW RESIDENCY SPACES
Visit our website to view our spectacular new residency spaces in Puebla’s majestic central historic district and in the peaceful countryside of Oaxaca.
OPEN CALL: SELECTED SELF-DIRECTED AND INSTRUCTIONAL ARTIST RESIDENCIES
Arquetopia is currently welcoming applications for the following artist residencies for Sept/Oct/Nov 2015 (Day of the Dead term eligible) in Puebla and Oaxaca, Southern Mexico:
1. Art Production, Design Production, or Photography Production Residency (self-directed)
2. Printmaking Special Artist Residency (self-directed)
3. Ceramics Special Artist Residency (self-directed)
4. Gold Leafing and Antique Art Techniques Instructional Artist Residency
5. Mexican Textiles Instructional Artist Residency
6. Natural Pigments Instructional Artist Residency
Our Artist-in-Residence Programs offer competitive professional opportunities for emerging and mid-career, national and international artists, designers, curators, art historians, art educators, journalists, writers, and cultural researchers age 25 and over. Our programs are based on a non-exploitative model promoting social consciousness. Residents are strongly encouraged to explore various ways of cultural exchange as part of their artistic and/or research goals and to actively engage in critical discussions as part of their residency experience. Understanding Mexico’s context, and specifically Puebla and Oaxaca’s cultural complexity, is key for a successful cultural exchange. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and disciplines who are interested in creating work or inspired by art, elements, techniques or processes specific to Mexico and/or unique to Puebla or Oaxaca.
Deadline: Monday, August 24, 2015
Eligibility: Emerging and mid-career artists and designers; minimum age 25
Duration: Terms of 4 to 12 weeks in fall of 2015; varies according to program
Fee: Varies according to program; e-mail us