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. Their resident artists have come from dozens of countries on six continents. They are proud to say that many of their artists have returned for residencies with them 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.
ARQUETOPIA’S NEW RESIDENCY SPACE
Link to their blog to view their SPECTACULAR NEW RESIDENCY SPACE in Puebla’s majestic central historic district:http://www.arquetopia.com
OPEN CALL: ALL SELF-DIRECTED AND INSTRUCTIONAL ARTIST RESIDENCIES
Arquetopia is currently welcoming applications for the following artist residencies for 2015 in Puebla and Oaxaca, Southern Mexico:
1. Art Production, Design Production, or Photography Production Residency (self-directed)
2. Art Educators Special Artist Residency
3. Mexican 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
7. Printmaking Special Artist Residency (self-directed)
8. Art History and Cultural Research Residency (self-directed)
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and/or to apply.
Arquetopia’s 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. As Arquetopia’s mission is to promote social transformation, understanding Mexico’s context, and specifically Puebla and Oaxaca’s cultural complexity, is key for a successful cultural exchange. They welcome artists, designers, curators and historians from diverse backgrounds and disciplines who are interested in creating work inspired by art, elements, techniques or processes that are specific to Mexico and/or unique to Puebla or Oaxaca.
EXAMPLES OF TECHNIQUES THEY OFFER (BUT NOT LIMITED TO THESE)
Drawing • Painting • Natural pigments (cochineal, indigo, and other pigments) • Paper • Printmaking • Graphic design • Textiles • Mexican textiles (weaving, embroidery, back-strap weaving) • Sculpture • Ceramics • Mexican ceramics (Talavera, loza vidriada) • Gold leafing and antique art techniques • Wood carving • Performance • Ephemeral (including food and other perishable materials) • Photography: digital photography and alternative photographic processes • Digital media • Design and illustration
Deadline: Sunday, November 2, 2014.
Eligibility: Emerging and mid-career artists, designers, curators, art historians, and researchers; minimum age of 25
Duration: Terms of 3 to 24 weeks; varies according to program.
For more information visit their website: http://www.arquetopia.org