Deadline: 30 November 2016
Call for entries

Open Call
Arquetopia Foundation – Puebla & Oaxaca, Southern Mexico
Self-Directed & Instructional Artist & Writers Residencies:
Winter/Spring Sessions (January through April) 2017

Spaces are limited. Our committee processes all residency applications when they are received vs. after the deadline has passed.

Website: http://www.arquetopia.org/new-open-calls-deadlines
E-mail Chris at info@arquetopia.org for more information.

Founded in 2009 in Puebla, Arquetopia is an international 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. 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.

Arquetopia and Arquetopia Oaxaca are currently welcoming applications for the following residencies offered Winter/Spring (all sessions during months of January through April) 2017:

SELF-DIRECTED RESIDENCIES FOR ARTISTS, ART HISTORIANS, WRITERS, AND RESEARCHERS
Click on each link below for program info.

1. 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 offered.
http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/art-design-or-photography-residency

2. 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.
http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/ceramics-residency

3. 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.
http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/printmaking-residency

4. Art Educators Special Artist Residency – Puebla
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, extendable for 1 to 9 more weeks as a self-directed Art Production Residency.
http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/art-educators-residency

5. 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.
http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/art-history-or-cultural-research-residency

6. Writers Residency – Oaxaca
Self-directed sessions of 3 to 8 weeks in the beautiful countryside of Oaxaca.
http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/writers-residency

ARTIST RESIDENCIES WITH MASTER TECHNIQUE INSTRUCTION
Click on each link below for program info.

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.
http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/2014-10-12-17-29-20/gold-leafing-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.
http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/2014-10-12-17-29-20/natural-pigments-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.
http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/2014-10-12-17-29-20/novohispanic-arts-residencies

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.
http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/2014-10-12-17-29-20/mexican-textiles-residency

HOW TO APPLY
Visit the Arquetopia website at http://www.arquetopia.org
E-mail Chris at info@arquetopia.org 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 include 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.

Arquetopia, Fundación para el Desarrollo
Oficina Central / Headquarters
Avenida 15 Poniente 715
Centro Histórico
Puebla, PUE 72000 MÉXICO
http://www.arquetopia.org/