Arquetopia Foundation - Mexico and Peru
Self-Directed & Instructional Artist & Writers Residencies:
Fall and Winter Sessions 2017 - Puebla & Oaxaca, Mexico; Spring Sessions 2018 - Cusco, Peru
Deadline: Apply Now Through Sunday, August 13, 2017.
Spaces are limited. Our selection committee evaluates all residency applications when they are received vs. after the deadline has passed.
E-mail Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Founded in 2009 in Puebla, Mexico, Arquetopia is an internationally established, award-winning nonprofit arts and cultural foundation with a social scope that emphasizes critical thinking through artistic practices. Our Artist-in-Residence Programs are the largest and most reputable in Mexico and Latin America, with an array of contents anchored in a solid structure of collaborations with prominent cultural institutions, renowned experts, and notable artists inMexico and Peru. Our resident artists have come from 60 countries on six continents, and many have returned multiple times. Our residency programsoffer competitive professional opportunities for emerging and mid-career, national and international artists, designers, curators, art historians, art educators, writers, journalists, and cultural researchers age 22 and over.
We are currently welcoming applications for the following residency programs in Puebla and Oaxaca, Mexico and in Cusco, Peru:
SPECIAL 2-IN-1 ACADEMIC RESIDENCY FOR ARTISTS, ART HISTORIANS, AND CURATORS
Click on the link below for program info.
1. Performativity of Mortuary Rituals 2017: Exploring the Idea of Death in Mexico, Special 2-in-1 International Program (October 9 to November 6, 2017). Puebla, Mexico
Special 2-in-1 International Program Includes Day of the Dead Arts Techniques Instruction and Self-Directed Art Production. Why is the idea of Death representing Mexico globally? This 4-week critical program addresses the subject of Death as a national totem, by questioning its construction as a macabre source of identity, exploring its relevance in the invention of Mexican modern art and its secularization in popular culture. It explores the performativity of rituals in Mexico and focusing on the mortuary celebrations known as Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead).
SELF-DIRECTED RESIDENCIES FOR ARTISTS, ART HISTORIANS, WRITERS, AND RESEARCHERS
Click on each link below for program info.
2. Art, Design, or Photography Production Residency Spring 2018. Cusco, Peru
Self-directed sessions of 4 to 12 weeks in the spectacular countryside of Cusco. Various techniques and resources offered.
3. Mexican Ceramics Residency Fall/Winter 2017. Puebla, Mexico
Self-directed sessions of 6 to 12 weeks in the majestic central historic district of Puebla.
4. Printmaking Residency Fall/Winter 2017. Puebla, Mexico
Self-directed sessions of 4 to 12 weeks in the majestic central historic district of Puebla.
5. Art History or Cultural Research Residency Fall/Winter 2017. Puebla, Mexico
Explore magnificent southern Mexico’s unique archives and resources from pre-Hispanic to contemporary. Self-directed (staff-assisted) sessions of 3 to 8 weeks in the majestic central historic district of Puebla.
6. Writers Residency Fall/Winter 2017 Oaxaca, Mexico; Spring 2018 Cusco, Peru
Self-directed sessions of 3 to 8 weeks in the beautiful countryside of Oaxaca or Cusco.
ARTIST RESIDENCIES WITH MASTER TECHNIQUE INSTRUCTION
Click on each link below for program info.
7. Mexican Textiles Instructional Residency: Weaving, Embroidery, or Tapestry Fall/Winter 2017. Oaxaca, Mexico
With master instruction, learn to create traditional Mexican Textiles (back-strap weaving, embroidery, or tapestry) in the countryside of Oaxaca, with time for independent production.
8. Peruvian Textiles Instructional Residency: Weaving Spring 2018. Cusco, Peru
With master instruction, learn to create traditional Peruvian Textiles (back-strap weaving) in the countryside of Cusco, with time for independent production.
9. Natural Pigments Instructional Residency Fall/Winter 2017 Oaxaca, Mexico; Spring 2018 Cusco, Peru
With master instruction, learn to create and use a variety of Natural Pigments in the beautiful countryside of Oaxaca or Cusco, with time for independent production.
10. Gold Leafing and Estofado Instructional Residency Fall/Winter 2017 Puebla, Mexico; Spring 2018 Cusco, Peru
With master instruction, learn Gold Leafing (Gilding) and Estofado techniques in the majestic central historic district of Puebla or the beautiful countryside of Cusco,with time for independent production.
11. Novohispanic Arts Instructional Residency: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, or Graphic Arts Fall/Winter 2017. Puebla, Mexico
With master instruction, learn one of four Novohispanic art techniques: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, or Graphic Arts, in the majestic central historic district of Puebla,with time for independent production.
12. Peruvian Arts Instructional Residency: Painting or Sculpture Spring 2018. Cusco, Peru
With master instruction, learn one of two Peruvian art techniques: Painting or Sculpture, in the beautiful countryside of Cusco, with time for independent production.
HOW TO APPLY
Visit the Arquetopia website at www.arquetopia.org
Following selection, applicants are notified immediately via e-mail.
Arquetopia is distinguished worldwide for its array of unique residency programs with substantial content. In contrast to various property rental schemes, tourist resorts, B&B’s, and sublets elsewhere, 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.