Special International Artist Residency in Southern Mexico SUMMER 2017

 

Arquetopia’s acclaimed flagship residency for artists, curators, art historians, and students. The residency program administrators asked us to share their summer 2017 residency program:

Dear Marie Kazalia and Friends at Artist Marketing Resources:

A warm hello from all of us at Arquetopia Foundation and International Artist Residency in southern Mexico, and thank you for posting our past residency open calls for artists. We hope you are having a great spring so far.

I am writing to ask if you would please include our current open call for ArquetopiaSUMMER 2017, our Special International Summer Program, on your site as the deadline is Sunday, April 2, 2017.

Thank you for your time, interest, and for including our calls. We appreciate your help in getting the word out!

Saludos cordiales,

Chris

Christopher Davis
Clarinetist
Co-Founder, Co-Executive Director and Director of Music Programs

Arquetopia, Foundation for Development
Avenida 15 Poniente 715, Centro Histórico
Puebla, PUE  72000 MEXICO
Tel. (+52) 222 594 77 28

Arquetopia Oaxaca
Calle Morelos 105, Col. Santa Cruz
San Pablo Etla, OAX  68258 MEXICO

www.arquetopia.org
www.facebook.com/Arquetopia

OUR ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAMS
Our Artist-in-Residence Programs offer competitive professional opportunities for emerging and mid-career, national and international artists, designers, curators, art historians, art educators, journalists, writers, and cultural researchers age 25 and over. Our 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. Understanding Mexico’s context, and specifically Puebla and Oaxaca’s cultural complexity, is key for a successful cultural exchange. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and disciplines who are interested in creating work or inspired by art, elements, techniques or processes specific to Mexico and/or unique to Puebla or Oaxaca.

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 include structured, informative programs; a network of collaborative workspaces, institutions, and studios; and individualized project support.

HOW TO APPLY
Visit the Arquetopia website at www.arquetopia.org

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.

ArquetopiaSUMMER 2017 SPECIAL 3-IN-1 INTERNATIONAL SUMMER ACADEMIC PROGRAM Includes Novohispanic Graphic Arts Technique Instruction And Self-Directed Art Production

Program Session Dates: June 5 to July 17, 2017 (6 weeks)

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.

Fee Reduction of USD -$350 for optional full payment within 1 week of selection.

Full Program Itinerary and Schedule of Events Below
http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/arquetopia-summer-2017 

Arquetopia’s flagship residency program: 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?

ArquetopiaSUMMER 2017 Special International Summer Academic Program (with Novohispanic Graphic Arts and Mural Art technique instruction, and self-directed Art Production) is 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.

This unique program offers critical methodologies to diverse art practices, exploring how violence is constructed through the language of aesthetics. The goal is to provide tools to understand visualities and gestures in art, while identifying institutional trivialization of intention, and representation in visual expression. Through the program, participants will conceptualize their art by engaging their practice in critical discussions. One of the central goals is to contextualize historical and contemporary articulations regarding the language of visual violence. The seminars and tours included in the program will explore the role of aesthetics in the construction of Mexico’s visual history and its categorization in the context of global visual culture. The program will also put into context the role of cultural institutions, such as museums and galleries, in the production of meaning through objects, social relations, and art consumption. Through hands-on workshops in collaboration with the Museum of Art of the Former Convent of Santa Monica, participants will have the opportunity to expand their art practice by exploring the artistic connections between the baroque graphic arts and the Novohispanic mural painting tradition.

ArquetopiaSUMMER 2017 PROGRAM INCLUSIONS
This program includes 27 seminar hours; 9 hours of individual and collective critiques; guided tours and visits to prominent museums in Puebla, independent galleries, and relevant sites. The program also includes a 27-hour hands-on art workshop instructed by a master conservator, exploring the artistic dimensions of the baroque printmaking tradition and Novohispanic mural art techniques. Activities are designed to promote intense creative work and artistic dialogue; therefore, artists are expected to allocate self-directed studio hours as part of their weekly schedule.

Renowned international art historians, artists, and master restorers facilitate the dialogues, individual and collective critiques, seminars, and workshops. Seminars are conducted in English. Workshop instruction is in Spanish or English. Participants produce work in our partnered studio at one of Mexico’s most important art museums, in Puebla’s majestic central historic district.

ArquetopiaSUMMER 2017 FIVE SPECIAL GUEST SCHOLARS AND INSTRUCTORS

Kirsten Pai Buick, Ph.D. specializes in American art, focusing her research on African-American art, the impact of race and gender on the history of art, representations of the American landscape, and the history of women as patrons and collectors of the arts. She has advanced scholarship of the work of numerous African-American artists through publications including the first book-length examination of the life and career of 19th-century sculptor Mary Edmonia Lewis. Buick is a tenured, full professor at the University of New Mexico, where she has taught for more than 15 years. She earned her bachelor’s degree in art history and Italian literature in 1985 from the University of Chicago. She earned her master’s and doctorate degrees in art history from the University of Michigan. Buick has published extensively on African-American art. Her book Child of the Fire: Mary Edmonia Lewis and the Problem of Art History’s Black and Indian Subject was published by Duke University Press, and her second book, In Authenticity: ‘Kara Walker’ and the Eidetics of Racism, is currently in progress. Her published articles include studies on the work of artists including Daniel Coburn, Patrick Nagatani, Joseph Delaney, Aaron Douglas, Horace Pippin, and Kehinde Wiley. Buick has earned numerous academic, professional, and scholarly awards and grants including the Driskell Prize, Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Predoctoral Fellowship, the Charles Gaius Bolin Fellowship at Williams College, CAA Professional Development Fellowship in Art History, Rhoades Foundation Visiting Lectureship, and the UNM University Libraries Faculty Acknowledgement Award.

 

Siamak Delzendeh was born and raised in Tehran. He initiated his artistic career by experimenting with writing and publishing short stories. Later, he moved to Montreal and studied Photography and Art History at Concordia University. He participated in some group and solo exhibitions in Montreal, Toronto and Tehran. After returning home in 2009, Delzendeh published several articles and critiques on visual arts in Tehran. He also exhibited photo installations and other works at Siin, Y(Igreg) and Golestan art galleries. From 2012 to 2014, he was involved in making a documentary series on visual arts. He participated in several research programs in Iran and composed visual art entries for the Subcontinent Encyclopedia and also the Encyclopedia Islamica. In 2015, Delzendeh participated in a critical writers’ exchange residency program between the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin and the Kooshk Residency in Tehran. He also participated as a panelist in the Eleventh International Conference of Iranian Studies in Vienna in 2016. His most recent book, Pictorial Shifts of the Iranian Visual Art, a Critical Survey (from the Qajar period to the end of Pahlavi era), was published in September 2016 by the Nazar Art Publication in Tehran.
Annette Rodríguez, Ph.D. received her doctorate in American Studies at Brown University in 2016. In 2015, Rodríguez was presented the 18th annual Catherine Prelinger Award by the Coordinating Council for Women in History for her scholarly and professional contributions to women in history, and for educating young women to pursue careers in the historical profession. In July of 2016, Rodríguez was selected as a winner of the Dixon First Amendment Award for her efforts on behalf of students, faculty and staff in New Mexico higher education. She has previously been selected as a National Graduate Fellow by the Law and Society Association, a Latino Museum Studies Program Fellow at the Smithsonian Institute, the George I. Sanchez Fellow at the Center for Southwest Research, and a Graduate Fellow at the Office of the New Mexico State Historian. Rodríguez has acted as an instructor at Brown University, the University of New Mexico, Northern New Mexico College, and Santa Fe Community College. She concentrates her work on perennial racist violences in the United States as communicating events that construct and reinforce ideologies and hierarchies of race, gender, citizenship, and national belonging.
Emmanuel Ortega is a curator and a doctoral candidate in Ibero-American colonial art history at the University of New Mexico. He is an adjunct instructor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Since 2007, he has investigated images of violence in the Novohispanic context. For his master thesis, Ortega investigated images involving public performances organized by the Novohispanic Inquisition. For his Ph.D. dissertation, Ortega researches visual representations of the New Mexico Pueblo peoples in Novohispanic Franciscan martyr paintings. He has contributed several entries for the Khan Academy website and the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies online bulletin. He has presented his work in the XXXVI Annual Colloquium of Art History organized by the Universidad Autonoma de Mexico, 2012, the College of Art Association and American Studies Association in 2015. Also, in 2015, Ortega partnered with the Museo de Arte Religioso Ex-Convento de Santa Mónica in Puebla, México to curate two art exhibitions based on recently restored paintings from the museum’s permanent collection.
Francisco Guevara is a visual artist and curator specializing in creating projects using contemporary art to promote Development by designing alternative models of social entrepreneurship for human development. He graduated with the degree of University Expert in Management and Planning of Development Cooperation Projects in the Fields of Education, Science and Culture from the Universidad Nacional de Estudios a Distancia (UNED) in Madrid, Spain, in coordination with the Organization of Latin American States for Education, Science and Culture (OEI). He also received his postgraduate degree in Cultural Management and Communication from the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He joined the Race, Gender and the Historiographies of Art Seminar at the University of New Mexico in 2009 to incorporate into his curatorial projects a broader understanding of identity in the local and international context. His work and projects emphasize the role of contemporary art practices as a tool for social change. His experience covers international projects including: intangible heritage, public art, exhibits and visual arts education. As an artist he has researched, studied and worked exploring the connection between food, rituals of eating and collective identity. He is Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of Arquetopia Foundation for Development.

ArquetopiaSUMMER 2017 PROGRAM ITINERARY AND SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Week 1: The first week of the program will serve as an introduction to Arquetopia’s methodologies. We will welcome Sofia Carrillo, curator of Mexico City’s Ex Teresa Arte Actual Museum for a portfolio review of all participants. This week will include self-directed art production hours and an introduction to historical and artistic connections between Novohispanic graphic arts and mural painting traditions. In addition, individual art critique sessions will help participants establish overall goals. The first tour of Mapping the City will focus on ritualized violence.

  • Portfolio review with curator Sofia Carrillo
  • Self-directed art production time (12 hours, approx.)
  • Introduction to Novohispanic Graphic Arts and mural painting traditions (9 hours)
  • Individual art critique
  • Mapping the City: Ritualized Violence

Week 2: The second week will focus on the diversity of art practices, collective critique, and in the assessment of conceptual needs for each individual project. We will welcome Iranian curator and scholar Siamak Delzendeh, who will teach the first seminar exploring the relationship between violence, Modernism, and the construction of national identities to contextualize contemporary art practices. Furthermore, we will be sourcing out materials for production. For this reason, the time allocated for self-directed art production will be increased during this week, allowing participants an exploration of their themes and projects independently. Art instruction is included in the second week, which will place a particular emphasis on Novohispanic Graphic Arts techniques. Lastly, the second Mapping the City tour will focus on violence through visual culture.

  • Seminar with Siamak Delzendeh (9 hours)
  • Self-directed art production time (12 hours, approx.)
  • Novohispanic Graphic Arts Techniques Workshop (9 hours)
  • Collective art critique
  • Mapping the City: Violence through Visual Culture

Week 3: During the third week, we will introduce participants to the complex mural tradition reflecting an amalgam of art techniques that produced a very rich visual culture. Studio hours will increase, allowing artists to explore their themes and projects independently. Art instruction will focus on Novohispanic mural painting techniques, and individual critiques will allow participants to assess their progress. Mapping the City will focus on exploring the Mesoamerican and Novohispanic mural tradition, including Cholula and Casa del Dean. Artists will have the option to share their process in a roundtable as part of Arquetopia’s cultural community outreach programs in collaboration with Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla.

  • Self-directed art production (18 hours, approx.)
  • Novohispanic Mural Painting Techniques Workshop (9 hours)
  • Individual critique
  • Mapping the City: Exploring the Mural Tradition
  • Community outreach roundtable at BUAP

Week 4: The fourth week will focus on contemporary art case studies as examples of discourse on violence and its normalization in art. We will welcome Dr. Annette Rodríguez, who will teach the second seminar exploring how violence constructs and reinforces ideologies and heirarchies of race, gender, citizenship, and national belonging. Studio hours will continue, while collective critique will serve as feedback for the individual art practices. Mapping the City will focus on Mexico and Puebla’s contemporary art scene, including studio visits and an artist talk.

  • Seminar with Dr. Annette Rodríguez (9 hours)
  • Self-directed art production (18 hours, approx.)
  • Collective critique
  • Mapping the City: Contemporary Violence

Week 5: For the fifth week, we will welcome art historian Emmanuel Ortega, who will teach a seminar on violence and the stratification of artistic practices. With the main purpose of challenging hierarchies that negatively impact the production of art and art history to this day, the seminar will also focus on the construction of national identity. This seminar also includes guided visits to relevant sites in order to further contextualize colonial art practices. Participants will continue to produce in the studio and have individual critiques. The activities and tours will include baroque architecture and other relevant sites.

  • Seminar with Emmanuel Ortega
  • Self-directed art production (18 hours, approx.)
  • Individual critique
  • Mapping the City: Violence and National Identity

Week 6: For the sixth and final week, we will welcome art historian Dr. Kirsten Buick, who will teach a master class on the aesthetics of violence and the writing of art history. Through a series of case studies, participants will explore how artists, art historians, critics, and the public construct meaning through objects and how we frame, at various times race, gender, sexuality, and class through visual expression. For the final critique, participants will present the results of their residency and collectively review the diverse processes. A farewell dinner for all ArquetopiaSUMMER 2017 participants will be held during this week. Artists will have the option to share their process in a roundtable as part of Arquetopia cultural community outreach programs in collaboration with Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla.

  • Master class with Dr. Kirsten Buick
  • Self-directed art production (18 hours, approx.)
  • Final collective critique
  • Farewell dinner
  • Community outreach roundtable at Ibero

ArquetopiaSUMMER 2017 SPECIAL VENUE
The Museum of Art of the Former Convent of Santa Monica is one of Mexico’s most prominent religious and colonial art museums. Its collections were formed in the 1930s with artwork from the 16th through 17th centuries including some of the greatest artists of the New Spain such as Juan Correa, Miguel Cabrera, Miguel Jerónimo de Zendejas, and Lorenzo Zendejas, among others. The museum also records monastic life in different periods of history, from everyday life to religious rituals.

 

RESIDENCY GUIDELINES

  • Selection decisions are based on artistic work and proposed project. Candidates at all stages of their careers (emerging and established) must demonstrate a clear sense of potential.
  • Our pool of applicants and residents is diverse in all aspects.
  • Our residency programs are competitive opportunities for artists and researchers to pursue their own work, free of pressure (especially work that in their particular circumstances would normally be difficult to produce).
  • Selection priority is given to projects that explore a responsible connection between the applicant’s artistic practice and the cultural context of Mexico, of Puebla, or of Oaxaca. The connection can be as broad as an artistic technique or as specific as a local theme.
  • The creation of community with fellow residents and staff during the residency period is important.

ARQUETOPIA
Founded in 2009, 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.

We are invested in approaching art and art history with a critical perspective by understanding Mexico’s complexity in context and incorporating nuances in narratives and interpretation of Mexico’s 3,000-year heritage of visual culture. Since its founding, Arquetopia has raised the bar in the residency field, becoming a reference to every residency program in Mexico and influencing most of them in approaching artmaking with more rigorous practices, critical perspectives, and high standards.

ARQUETOPIA PUEBLA
A spectacular, four-story 1939 Mexican Colonial California-style compound conveniently located in Puebla’s central historic district and close to the Zócalo (city square) accommodates the offices, residency space for up to 12 artists-in-residence, and numerous production spaces of Arquetopia. Recently renovated and expanded, the residency offers a large, natural-light studio; a darkroom; a printmaking studio, a ceramics firing facility with a medium-sized gas kiln; a natural pigments laboratory; ten furnished bedrooms; a large dining room; an open-access kitchen; furnished outdoor terraces and viewing decks; a small botanical garden; a research library; and a rooftop lounge with panoramic views of the city.

 

PUEBLA, SOUTHERN MEXICO
Accessible via two international airports in Puebla (PBC) and Mexico City (MEX), Puebla is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that lies 136 km (84 mi) from Mexico City and has approximately 5,000 colonial buildings. With a population of 2.7 million, Puebla is famous for a deep cultural identity, delicious cuisine, Talavera ceramics, and traditions rooted in the 16th-century baroque and enriched by a blend of five pre-Hispanic/indigenous cultures, Arab, Jewish, French, and Spanish influences. Puebla lies 45 km (28 mi) east of the Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl volcanoes, giving the residents a magnificent view of their snow-topped peaks. At an elevation of 2,200 m (7,200 ft), Puebla features a temperate subtropical highland climate, resulting in an average of only three days per year seeing temperatures above 29°C (84°F). 

RESIDENCY DURATION / TIME PERIOD
Term of 6 weeks. Dates for this program are fixed, from Monday, June 5 to Monday, July 17, 2017.

WHAT THIS RESIDENCY INCLUDES

Staff Support:

  • Each resident meets weekly with our staff for individualized research assistance/resources, project guidance, and critiques
  • Our residencies are process-based; residents are not expected to give talks, exhibitions, or workshops

Accommodation and Meals:

  • Furnished, private bedroom
  • Meals and 24-hour access to the kitchen and dining room
  • Wireless Internet
  • Use of Arquetopias residency spaces including 4th-floor lounge and outdoor terraces
  • Shared bathrooms with modern fixtures and showers
  • Housekeeping

Studio Workspace and Materials:

  • 24-hour access to large and bright, shared art studio with generous natural light
  • Personal workspace with large table and wall space
  • Some tools provided
  • On-site darkroom provided for photographers
  • On-site print studio provided for printmakers
  • On-site ceramics firing facility provided for ceramists
  • Materials and supplies for the instructional course provided
  • Materials and supplies for additional project production not included but available for purchase locally

RESIDENCY DEPOSIT, FEE, AND PAYMENT DEADLINES
Fee: USD $795 per week (USD $4770 total for the 6 weeks).

Payment Deadlines: Deposit of 20% of Residency Fee due within 1 week of selection. Balance of Residency Fee due within 30 days of selection. Fee Reduction of USD -$350 for full payment within 1 week of selection.

 

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.

Arquetopia on the Web: www.arquetopia.org 
Arquetopia on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Arquetopia

 

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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.

On the Move: Cultural Mobility Info Network for Artists

Artists interested in gaining influences and impressions from outside cultures, by taking up an artist residency program in another country, will find many such opportunities listed on the On The Move–Cultural mobility information network site. Find details on residency opportunities in Asia and Europe — here.

For Latin America there is special focus on the countries of: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and the Caribbean region here.

As an example of an International Residency Program hosting international contemporary artists, a new space in Dublin, Ireland, in newly converted stables, (as shown in the photos below), has a rolling deadline for artist applications here. The residency is associated with an artist run gallery.

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Non-Profit Artist-Run Arquetopia Artist-in-Residence Programs in Mexico

I once stayed in a house in a mountain village in Mexico that later became central to a new writers residency. It was a wonderful place, with gorgeous views, no electricity –and I remember the water heater in the shower that I had to build a wood fire under.

I’m glad to learn of and share this information on these artist-run residencies in Mexico–(these, of course, are located in cities with electricity) :

Arquetopia Artist-in-Residence Programs Founded in 2009 in Puebla, Arquetopia,  Mexico is an official  Mexican nonprofit foundation run entirely by artists.

APPLICATION DEADLINE JUNE 29, 2014

Arquetopia website: http://www.arquetopia.org  E-mail info@arquetopia.org for more information. They also provide letters of support for artists seeking funding from grant-giving organizations to fund their trip to Mexico–find out more on the Arquetopia Foundation blog.

The organization has quickly grown to become the premier artist residency program in Mexico with extensive collaborative networks in Puebla and Oaxaca.  Resident artists have come from all over the world, with some returning multiple times.  Arquetopia’s Artist-in-Residence Programs offer important professional opportunities for emerging and mid-career, national and international contemporary artists, designers, curators, and art educators age 25 and over.

Arquetopia is currently welcoming applications for the following artist residencies–

Day of the Dead Special Artist Residency 2014 – Puebla or Oaxaca– Artists working in a variety of media and techniques create and participate in southern Mexico’s spectacular Day of the Dead celebrations. This residency is offered at 6 weeks (extendable), September 29 to November 10, 2014.

Short-Term Research or Digital Photography Residency 2014 – Puebla or Oaxaca Short-term stays of 2 weeks in 2014 for art professionals, cultural researchers, and digital photographers in either magnificent colonial kaleidoscope of Puebla and Oaxaca, in beautiful southern Mexico.

BEAUTIFUL MUTANTS – Alebrijes Special Artist Residency 2014 – Oaxaca Explore and experiment with the Alebrijes tradition of wood carving and painting in the magnificent colonial city of Oaxaca, in southern Mexico.  Terms of 4 to 24 weeks during 2014.

Natural Pigments Special Instructional Artist Residency 2014 – Oaxaca With master instruction, learn to make and use a variety of Natural Pigments in Oaxaca, southern Mexico. Extendable 3-week terms during 2014.

Mexican Textiles Special Instructional Artist Residency 2014 – Oaxaca With master instruction, learn to make traditional, elaborate Mexican Textiles (back-strap weaving or embroidery) in Oaxaca, southern Mexico. Extendable 3-week terms during 2014.

Art, Design, or Photography Production Residency – Puebla or Oaxaca Create and explore! Terms of 4 to 24 weeks during 2014 in either Puebla or Oaxaca, southern Mexico. Self-directed program (no instruction is included; participants decide their own itinerary and work independently in provided spaces).

Printmaking Special Artist Residency 2014 – Puebla Printmaking terms of 4 to 24 weeks at Arquetopia, in the spectacular historic district of Puebla, southern Mexico.

Gold Leafing and Antique Art Techniques Special Instructional Residency 2014 – Puebla With master instruction, learn Gold Leafing and other antique art techniques in Puebla, southern Mexico. Extendable 3-week terms during 2014.

Ceramics Special Artist Residency 2014 – Puebla or Oaxaca Ceramics production terms of 6 to 24 weeks during 2014 in either of the magnificent colonial Puebla or Oaxaca, southern Mexico.

Art Educators Special Residency 2014 – Puebla Develop new art education projects with students and explore diverse pedagogic techniques with multiculturalism in Mexico’s prominent museums. Extendable 4-week terms during 2014 in the city of Puebla.

Art History or Cultural Research Residency 2014 – Puebla or Oaxaca Explore magnificent southern Mexico’s unique archives and resources from pre-Hispanic to contemporary, in historic Puebla or Oaxaca. Terms of 3 to 8 weeks during 2014.

Call for Artist Submissions: A Few Opportunities

Jester Jacques Gallery and the Flaneur Blog are on the lookout for another amazing artist to team up with.

They are looking for an illustrator/designer to create an entirely unique drawing which can be downloaded as wallpaper for computer and Ipad. With that in mind, think: patterns, bold colors, imagery that functions well as a background.

The prizes: have your artwork be downloadable on their online store; get promotion through their Facebook, Twitter and other social media; plus a brief artist interview which will be featured on Flaneur Blog.

The deadline is: January 30th 2013

How to submit work: email no more than 5 jpegs to info@jesterjacquesgallery.co.uk

You can also post on their Facebook page, either sharing a photo album, 1 example of your work or a link to your website/portfolio.

THEIR FAVOURITE ARTISTS ALONG THE WAY WILL BE SHARED ON PINTEREST AND FACEBOOK !

Check out current entries they like and have shared so far on the Jacques Jester Blog.

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Calling all makers. Artists. Creators. Builders. Students. Professionals. Hobbyists.

The Instructables Design Competition is open to everyone who makes something that can be reasonably described as “art” or “design.” Share your 3D printed, microcontrolled, animated, photographic, sculpted, canvassy, fabricated, fashionable, jewelled, furnished, automotive, or graphic project to win a laser cutter, a laptop, and a DSLR. They’re changing how a design competition is run by opening it up to everyone. If you’ve created something for a course, a client, or just for fun, show them what you did and how you did it. Whether your goal is to inspire others, show off, or win stuff, Instructables is the platform for people to share what you make.

Bottom line: share your art or design project to win a Full Spectrum laser cutter, MacBook Pro, and a DSLR.

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SUSTAINABILITY PRIZE – The Autodesk Sustainability team will reward the entry that demonstrates the best use of sustainable design with a special judge’s prize: $1500 at Highland Woodworking.

See the Autodesk Sustainability Workshop website for resources! 
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Instructables  also has an artist-in-residence (AIR) program that gives artists, designers and Instructables authors a chance to work with in their lab and workshops to explore, create, and document innovative projects with their tools and resources and share them with the DIY community.  Artists-in-residence are invited to come for a period of several weeks to several months, over which they will work on projects that are shared across the Autodesk Studio Communities. The primary goals of the residency program are to produce top-level inspirational content and to connect innovative and creative individuals with our unique set of tools and resources.  If you are interested in applying for an Instructables Artist in Residence position click the Program Details link here.

Sponsorships – Read about the Instructables new sponsorship programs here.

ISP–International Artists’ Program

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) is a leading nonprofit, residency-based contemporary art institution for emerging to mid-career artists and curators from around the world. In 2008, ISCP moved from Manhattan to East Williamsburg, Brooklyn to the former factory of the Sackett & Wilhelms Lithography Company, an 18,000 square-foot building constructed in 1901. This move expanded ISCP’s facilities to 35 studios, an exhibition gallery and a project space. To advance its core mission of supporting artists in producing and exhibiting a wide range of contemporary, often experimental, artistic approaches, ISCP annually presents a series of innovative exhibitions and public programs both on- and off-site. Each year, over 100 artists and curators are in residence at ISCP and approximately 10,000 individuals attend ISCP’s public programs.

New York City Artist Residency Seeks Applications From Emerging and Established International Artists

Nars Foundation 2013 International Artist Residency ProgramThe NARS Foundation International Artist Residency Program provides national and international artists with the opportunity to produce new work while engaging with the vibrant arts community in New York City. Artists-in-residence have access to an individual studio space and various professional development programs. Residents have an opportunity to share and present their work through artist talks, workshops, and lectures and receive studio visits by prominent New York City curators, critics and gallerists. The NARS Foundation seeks applications on two levels. The first level includes emerging and mid-career artists for whom appointments as residents may make a significant impact on their careers. The second level consists of artists with established national and/or international reputations for whom a change of environment may offer refreshment and inspiration.Online application forms must be submitted by Friday, October 5, 2012 before midnight. A non-refundable application fee of $35 (US) is required with each submission. To apply, please visit our website: www.narsfoundation.orgDeadline: Fri Oct 5th, 2012

NARS Foundation

88 35th Street

Brooklyn, New York 11232

United States of America