Open Call: Arquetopia Foundation – Puebla & Oaxaca, Southern Mexico
All Self-Directed & Instructional Artist & Writers Residencies:
Summer and Fall Sessions 2017
Deadline: Apply Now through Sunday, April 2, 2017
Spaces are limited. Our committee processes 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 in Puebla and Oaxaca, Mexico. Our resident artists have come from nearly 60 countries on six continents, and many have returned multiple times. 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 23 and over.
We are currently welcoming applications for the following residency programs offered Summer and Fall 2017:
SELF-DIRECTED RESIDENCIES FOR ARTISTS, ART HISTORIANS, WRITERS, AND RESEARCHERS
1. ArquetopiaSUMMER 2017 Special 3-in-1 International Academic Program (June 5 – July 17, 2017) – Puebla
Arquetopia’s flagship residency: a prestigious 6-week critical program that offers competitive professional opportunities for local and international emerging and mid-career artists, curators, art historians, and students age 23 and over. ArquetopiaSUMMER 2017 will focus on the relationship between individual art practices and the visual history of violence. How is the discourse of violence institutionalized? How is violence affecting art production systems and influencing art markets? How has violence become an important part of the visual history of Mexico? How is the normalization of violence through aesthetic principles critical to understand intention and representation?
2. Art, Design, or Photography Production Residency – Puebla
Self-directed sessions of 4 to 12 weeks in the majestic central historic district of Puebla. Various techniques and resources offered.
3. Mexican Ceramics Special Artist Residency – Puebla
Self-directed sessions of 6 to 12 weeks in the majestic central historic district of Puebla, Mexico. Residents produce work either on-site or at a prominent ceramics factory studio in the central historic district of Puebla, working alongside the factory’s artists.
4. Printmaking Special Artist Residency – Puebla
Self-directed sessions of 4 to 12 weeks in the majestic central historic district of Puebla. Residents produce work at a prominent printmaking museum and studio in Puebla’s central historic district.
5. Art Educators Special Artist Residency – Puebla or Oaxaca
Develop new art education projects with students, exploring diverse pedagogic techniques with multiculturalism in southern Mexico’s schools or prominent museums. Self-directed (though staff-assisted) sessions of 4 weeks in the magnificent city of Puebla or the countryside of Oaxaca, extendable for 1 to 8 more weeks as a self-directed Art Production Residency.
6. Art History or Cultural Research Residency – Puebla
Explore magnificent southern Mexico’s unique archives and resources from pre-Hispanic to contemporary, in the majestic central historic district of Puebla. Self-directed (though staff-assisted) sessions of 3 to 8 weeks in the magnificent central historic district of Puebla.
7. Writers Residency – Oaxaca
Self-directed sessions of 3 to 8 weeks in the beautiful countryside of Oaxaca.
ARTIST RESIDENCIES WITH MASTER TECHNIQUE INSTRUCTION
1. Gold Leafing and Estofado Instructional Artist Residency – Puebla
With master instruction, learn Gold Leafing (Gilding) and Estofado techniques in the majestic central historic district of Puebla, with time for independent production, at a prominent art museum in Puebla’s majestic central historic district. Sessions of 3 weeks, extendable for 1 to 9 more weeks as a self-directed Art Production Residency.
2. Natural Pigments Instructional Artist Residency – Oaxaca
With master instruction, learn to create and use a variety of Natural Pigments in the beautiful countryside of Oaxaca, with time for independent production. Sessions of 3 weeks, extendable for 1 to 9 more weeks as a self-directed Art Production Residency.
3. Novohispanic Arts Instructional Artist Residency: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, or Graphic Arts – Puebla
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. Extendable for 1 to 9 more weeks as a self-directed Art Production Residency.
4. Mexican Textiles Instructional Artist Residency: Weaving, Embroidery, or Tapestry – Oaxaca
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. Sessions of 3 or 4 weeks, extendable for 1 to 9 more weeks as a self-directed Art Production Residency.
HOW TO APPLY
Visit the Arquetopia website at www.arquetopia.org
E-mail Chris at email@example.com for complete inclusions, fee, and terms.
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 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.