call: Arquetopia Foundation & International Artist Residencies
Deadline: 14 March 2021
Call for entries
Arquetopia Foundation & International Artist Residencies
Puebla, Mexico – Oaxaca, Mexico – Cusco, Peru
All Residencies for Artists, Designers, Writers, Curators & Art Historians
(Programs With or Without Master Instruction)
All Dates in 2021 / 2022 / 2023
Apply Now through Sunday, March 14, 2021. Spaces are limited. Residency applications are evaluated for selection as they are received vs. after the deadline has passed.
Founded in 2009, Arquetopia Foundation is an internationally established, award-winning nonprofit arts and cultural foundation with a social scope that emphasizes critical thinking through artistic practices. Our comprehensive, customized International Artist-in-Residence Programs www.arquetopia.org/residencies-general-info are the largest and most reputable in 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 and Peru’s complexity in context and incorporating nuances in narratives and interpretation especially of the 3,000-year heritage of visual culture of these two countries. 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 20 and over.
Arquetopia is distinguished worldwide for its array of unique residency programs with substantial content. 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 personalized project support.
TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR PAST RESIDENT ARTISTS
For profiles, feedback and testimonials from many of our outstanding past resident artists, art historians, and writers, don’t miss this page on our website: Arquetopia Foundation: Our Resident Artists http://www.arquetopia.org/our-resident-artists
Arquetopia Foundation is now welcoming applications for the following residency programs in the majestic central historic district of Puebla, Mexico; the open countryside of Oaxaca, Mexico; and the Sacred Valley of the Andes of Cusco, Peru for all dates in 2021, 2022, and 2023. Click on each link below for program info on our website.
PART 1 – FLAGSHIP RESIDENCY PROGRAM FOR ARTISTS, ART HISTORIANS, CURATORS, RESEARCHERS & STUDENTS: JUNE/JULY 2021
1. ART & ACTIVISM: ARQUETOPIASUMMER 2021 Triple International Academic Residency Program June/July 2021: Includes Printmaking Technique Instruction, Site-Specific Intervention, and independent production.
ART & ACTIVISM: Arquetopia’s renowned flagship residency program, ARQUETOPIASUMMER 2021 will focus on the relationship between art practices, activism, and the visual history of Mexico.
PART 2 – RESIDENCIES FOR ARTISTS, ART HISTORIANS, WRITERS & RESEARCHERS: ALL DATES IN 2021 / 2022 / 2023 (MENTORED, NON-INSTRUCTIONAL)
2. Art, Design, or Photography Residency (Puebla, Oaxaca or Cusco).
Flexible sessions of 4 to 12 weeks (Puebla) or 3 to 12 weeks (Oaxaca or Cusco); various techniques supported.
3. *NEW* CNC Etching Printmaking Residency (Puebla).
Flexible sessions of 4 to 12 weeks.
4. Mexican Ceramics Residency (Puebla).
Flexible sessions of 6 to 12 weeks.
5. Printmaking Residency (Puebla).
Flexible sessions of 4 to 12 weeks.
6. Art Educators Residency (Puebla).
Develop new art education projects with students, exploring diverse pedagogic techniques with multiculturalism. Staff-assisted, extendable sessions of 4 weeks.
7. Art History or Cultural Research Residency (Puebla).
Explore magnificent southern Mexico’s unique archives and resources from pre-Hispanic to contemporary. Self-directed (staff-assisted), flexible sessions of 3 to 8 weeks.
8. Writers Residency (Oaxaca or Cusco).
Flexible sessions of 3 to 8 weeks.
PART 3 – ARTIST RESIDENCIES WITH MASTER TECHNIQUE INSTRUCTION: ALL DATES IN 2021 / 2022 / 2023
9. *NEW* Electroetching Instructional Residency (Puebla).
Learn Electroetching techniques from a Mexican master, with time for independent production in various other printmaking techniques. Extendable sessions of 3 weeks.
10. Gold Leafing & Estofado Instructional Residency (Puebla or Cusco).
Learn an array of Gold Leafing (Gilding) and Estofado techniques from a Mexican or Peruvian master, with time for independent production. Extendable sessions of 3 weeks.
11. *NEW* Mexican Jewelry & Silversmithing Instructional Residency (Oaxaca).
Learn jewelrymaking and silversmithing from a Mexican master, with time for independent production. Extendable sessions of 3 weeks.
12. Mexican Textiles Instructional Residency: Weaving or Embroidery (Oaxaca).
Learn traditional Mexican Weaving or Embroidery from a Mexican master, with time for independent production. Extendable sessions of 3 weeks.
13. Mexican Textiles Instructional Residency: Tapestry (Oaxaca).
Learn traditional Mexican Tapestry from a Mexican master, with time for independent production. Sessions of 4 weeks.
14. Natural Ink Silkscreen Instructional Residency (Oaxaca).
Learn to create and use a variety of Natural Inks specifically for silkscreening, from a Mexican master, with time for independent production. Extendable sessions of 3 weeks.
15. Natural Pigments Instructional Residency (Oaxaca or Cusco).
Learn to create and use a variety of Natural Pigments for fiber dyeing, from a Mexican or Peruvian master, with time for independent production. Extendable sessions of 3 weeks.
16. Organic Painting Instructional Residency (Puebla).
Learn an array of Organic Painting techniques from a Mexican master, with time for independent production. Extendable sessions of 3 weeks.
17. Peruvian Textiles Instructional Residency: Andean Weaving (Cusco).
Learn traditional Andean Weaving from a Peruvian master, with time for independent production. Extendable sessions of 3 weeks.
18. Pre-Columbian Ceramics Instructional Residency (Puebla or Cusco).
Learn pre-Columbian Ceramics techniques from a Mexican or Peruvian master, with time for independent production. Extendable sessions of 5 weeks.
HOW TO APPLY
Visit the Arquetopia Foundation website at http://www.arquetopia.org
E-mail Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org
Complete and submit the Arquetopia Artist-in-Residence Online Application Form http://www.arquetopia.org/residency-application, following the instructions on the web page.
Following selection, applicants are notified immediately via e-mail.
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.