Deadline: 15 August 2016
Call for entries

Self-Directed & Instructional Artist Residencies –
Day Of The Dead Festival & Harvest Holiday Sessions, Fall 2016 – Arquetopia – Puebla & Oaxaca, Mexico

Organization: Arquetopia Foundation and International Artist Residency

Apply Now through Monday, August 15. Applications are evaluated for selection in the order received vs. waiting until after the deadline.
For a limited time, we are now welcoming applications for our most popular terms, the Day of the Dead Festival (Oct/Nov) and Harvest Holiday (Nov/Dec) special sessions, Fall 2016. Self-directed terms of 4 to 10 weeks, or instructional terms of 3 weeks, in magnificent Puebla or Oaxaca, southern Mexico.


As practiced by the indigenous communities of Mexico, el Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) commemorates the transitory return to Earth of deceased relatives and loved ones. The festivities take place each year at the end of October to the beginning of November. Great care is taken with all aspects of the preparations, for it is believed that the dead are capable of bringing prosperity or misfortune upon their families depending on how the rituals are executed. –Inscribed 2008, Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (originally proclaimed by UNESCO in 2003).

• Mexican Textiles Instructional Artist Residency (Backstrap Weaving or Embroidery) – Oaxaca, 3 weeks
• Natural Pigments Instructional Artist Residency – Oaxaca, 3 weeks
• Printmaking Special Artist Residency – Puebla, 4 to 10 weeks
• Self-Directed Artist Residencies: Art, Design, or Photography – Puebla, 4 to 10 weeks

Eligibility: Emerging or mid-career artists, minimum age 25

For details on each program offered, visit
Visit the Arquetopia website at
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.