CUSCO, PERU: Self-Directed & Instructional Artist & Writers Residencies – All Sessions in 2019

Arquetopia Cusco International Artist Residency – Cusco, Peru

Self-Directed & Instructional Artist & Writers Residencies – All Sessions in 2019


Apply Now Through Sunday, November 25, 2018.

Fee Reduction Options. Spaces are limited. All residency applications are evaluated for selection when they are received vs. after the deadline has passed.



E-mail Chris at for more information.


Founded in 2009, Arquetopia Foundation is an internationally established, award-winning nonprofit arts and cultural foundation with a social scope that emphasizes critical thinking through artistic practices. Our customized, comprehensive International Artist-in-Residence Programs are the largest and most reputable in Latin America, with an array of contents anchored in a solid structure of collaborations with prominent cultural institutions, renowned experts, and notable artists. We are invested in approaching art and art history with a critical perspective by understanding Mexico and Peru’s complexity in context and incorporating nuances in narratives and interpretation especially of the 3,000-year heritage of visual culture of these two countries. Our residency programs offer competitive professional opportunities for emerging and mid-career, national and international artists, designers, curators, art historians, art educators, writers, journalists, and cultural researchers age 20 and over.


Artists-in-residence are introduced to a better understanding of Mexico or Peru’s Mesoamerican and colonial past, its modern present, and while producing, they learn to challenge contemporary art and what are considered traditional art practices; therefore, Arquetopia aids this process with a series of weekly individual meetings, discussion, critiques, and a critical bibliography that are tailored to each artist’s needs. The ultimate goal is for artists to learn new methods and techniques while questioning their own practice in the hopes of extending the critical discussion to other communities.


We are currently welcoming applications for the following residency programs in the Sacred Valley of the Peruvian Andes of Cusco, Peru:


Click on each link below for program info on our website.


1. Art, Design, or Photography Production Residency.
Self-directed, flexible sessions of 4 to 12 weeks. Various techniques and resources offered.


2. Writers Residency.

Self-directed, flexible sessions of 3 to 8 weeks.




Click on each link below for program info on our website.


3. Peruvian Textiles Instructional Residency: Andean Weaving.
With master instruction, learn traditional Andean Weaving, with time for independent production. Extendable sessions of 3 weeks.


4. Natural Pigments Instructional Residency: Fiber Dyeing.
With master instruction, learn to create and use a variety of Natural Pigments, with time for independent production. Extendable sessions of 3 weeks.


5. Gold Leafing and Estofado Instructional Residency.
With master instruction, learn Gold Leafing (Gilding) and Estofado techniques,with time for independent production. Extendable sessions of 3 weeks.


6. Peruvian Arts Instructional Residencies: Painting or Sculpture.
With master instruction, learn one of two Peruvian art techniques: Painting or Sculpture, with time for independent production. Extendable sessions of 3 weeks.



Visit the Arquetopia website at

E-mail Chris at for complete information dossier.
Complete and submit the Arquetopia Artist-in-Residence Online Application Form, following the instructions on the web page.

Following selection, applicants are notified immediately via e-mail.


Arquetopia is distinguished worldwide for its array of unique, customized residency programs with substantial content. Our residency spaces function exclusively for productive art professionals, writers, and researchers and are built on structured, informative programs; a network of collaborative workspaces, institutions, and studios; and individualized project support.


Arquetopia is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our diverse local and international community. Arquetopia’s resident artist and staff backgrounds vary in all aspects. As part of Arquetopia’s mission is to promote diversity, Arquetopia actively fights discrimination by offering access to its programs and activities without regard to race, color, gender or gender expression, national origin, age, religion, creed, or sexual orientation.



Basic Info
Deadline Type: 
Deadline or Post Expiration: 
Monday, November 26, 2018
Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Chris Davis, Co-Executive Director
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone Number: 
+52 222 594 7728
Contact Address: 
Jirón Pisagua 103
Urubamba, Cusco  08661
CUSCO, PERU: Self-Directed & Instructional Artist & Writers Residencies – All Sessions in 2019 | Chicago Artists Resource


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