Apply Now: ARTIST AND WRITERS RESIDENCIES in Mexico 2016

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The Director of Arquetopia wrote–“Warm greetings from all of us at Arquetopia in southern Mexico. We hope this e-mail finds you well. I am writing to thank you for previously publishing our open call last year and to ask if you would be interested in including our current open call for artist residencies for 2016 on your site’s listings of artist opportunities.”

ARTIST OPPORTUNITIES – ARTIST AND WRITERS RESIDENCIES

APPLY NOW THROUGH SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2015

Early applications receive priority status and immediate processing.

Arquetopia website: http://www.arquetopia.org

E-mail info@arquetopia.org for more information.

See our website to view both of our spectacular new residency spaces.

Founded in 2009 in Puebla, 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, and many have returned multiple times. Arquetopia’s programs promote development and social transformation through contemporary art with a nontraditional, culturally diverse and multidisciplinary approach. Our Artist-in-Residence Programs offer competitive professional opportunities for emerging and mid-career, national and international artists, designers, curators, art historians, art educators, writers, journalists, culinary professionals, and cultural researchers age 25 and over.

We are currently welcoming applications for the following residencies in 2016:

  1. SELF-DIRECTED ARTIST RESIDENCIES 2016
    ART, DESIGN, OR PHOTOGRAPHY PRODUCTION
    PUEBLA or OAXACA Self-Directed terms of 4 to 12 weeks, creating in the majestic city of Puebla or the peaceful countryside of Oaxaca. http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/art-design-or-photography-residency
  1. ART EDUCATORS SPECIAL ARTIST RESIDENCY 2016
    PUEBLA or OAXACA Terms of 4 weeks, working at prominent museums, schools, or art centers with diverse groups of students from 6 to 18 years old in the majestic city of Puebla or the peaceful countryside of Oaxaca. http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/art-educators-residency
  1. ART HISTORY OR CULTURAL RESEARCH RESIDENCY 2016
    PUEBLA Self-directed terms of 3 to 8 weeks, exploring the magnificent southern Mexico’s unique archives and resources from pre-Hispanic to contemporary, in the majestic city of Puebla. http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/art-history-or-cultural-research-residency
  1. MEXICAN CERAMICS SPECIAL ARTIST RESIDENCY 2016
    PUEBLA Self-directed terms of 6 to 12 weeks in the majestic city of Puebla. Residents produce work at a prominent ceramics factory studio in Puebla’s central historic district, working alongside the factory’s artists. http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/ceramics-residency
  1. MEXICAN CULINARY ARTS INSTRUCTIONAL ARTIST RESIDENCY 2016
    PUEBLA Terms of 4 weeks with master instruction at our culinary partner restaurant by a prominent local chef in several diverse traditional and contemporary Mexican techniques using local ingredients and resources in majestic Puebla. http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/2014-10-12-17-29-20/mexican-culinary-arts-residency
  1. GOLD LEAFING AND ANTIQUE ART TECHNIQUES INSTRUCTIONAL ARTIST RESIDENCY 2016
    PUEBLA Terms of 3 weeks with master instruction in various art techniques, with time for independent production, at a prominent art museum in Puebla’s majestic central historic district. Extendable for up to 12 weeks as a self-directed Art Production Residency. http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/2014-10-12-17-29-20/gold-leafing-residency
  1. NATURAL PIGMENTS INSTRUCTIONAL ARTIST RESIDENCY 2016
    OAXACA Terms of 3 weeks in with master instruction in making and using various natural pigments, with time for independent production, in the peaceful countryside of Oaxaca. Extendable for up to 12 weeks as a self-directed Art Production Residency. http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/2014-10-12-17-29-20/natural-pigments-residency
  1. PRINTMAKING SPECIAL ARTIST RESIDENCY 2016
    PUEBLA Self-directed terms of 4 to 12 weeks in the majestic city of Puebla. Residents produce work at a prominent printmaking museum and studio in Puebla’s central historic district, working alongside the museum’s artists. http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/printmaking-residency
  1. MEXICAN TEXTILES INSTRUCTIONAL ARTIST RESIDENCY 2016
    OAXACA Terms of 3 weeks with master instruction in traditional back-strap weaving or in embroidery, with time for independent production, in the peaceful countryside of Oaxaca. Extendable for up to 12 weeks as a self-directed Art Production Residency. http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/2014-10-12-17-29-20/mexican-textiles-residency
  1. WRITERS RESIDENCY 2016
    OAXACA Self-directed terms of 3 to 8 weeks in the peaceful countryside of Oaxaca. http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/writers-residency

Arquetopia is not a rental space but a full array of programs with substantial content. In contrast to vacation property rentals, tourist resorts, B&B’s, and sublets advertised as quasi art centers, both Arquetopia and Arquetopia Oaxaca have always been spaces exclusively for productive art professionals, writers, and researchers and include structured programs; a network of collaborative workspaces, institutions, and studios; and 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.

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