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All Residencies for Artists, Designers, Writers, Curators, Art Historians, and Researchers (Self-Guided or with Master Instruction) – All Dates in 2024 & 2025 — Puebla, Mexico – Oaxaca, Mexico – Cusco, Peru

All Residencies for Artists, Designers, Writers, Curators, Art Historians, and Researchers (Self-Guided or with Master Instruction) – All Dates in 2024 & 2025 — Puebla, Mexico – Oaxaca, Mexico – Cusco, Peru

Apply Now through Sunday, August 4, 2024. Spaces are limited, and selection is first-come, first-served. (Residency applications are evaluated for selection as they are received vs. after the deadline has passed.)

Website: https://www.arquetopia.org/open-calls-deadlines

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

Now entering its 15th year, Arquetopia Foundation https://www.arquetopia.org is a multiple award-winning nonprofit arts and cultural foundation with a social scope that is internationally established on three continents. Our mission emphasizes critical thinking, a commitment to reciprocity, and a sense of ethics at the core of all artistic practices. Our customized, professional International Artist-in-Residence Programs https://www.arquetopia.org/residencies-general-info are among the largest and most reputable worldwide. All of our multinational artist residency programs are unique, with an array of content anchored in local knowledge, critical academic perspectives, and a solid structure of collaborations with prominent cultural institutions, renowned experts, and notable artists. Our residency sites are located in four distinct cultural regions selected for their historical importance, influence and artistic contribution to the world: Puebla and Oaxaca in Mexico, Cusco in Peru, and Naples in southern Italy.

Through the years, we have successfully created a generous space where different perspectives meet and address important questions on the legacy of art history and the current state of the world. We are proud to have established through our multiple residency programs a generous and culturally diverse space by hosting every year artists, scholars, and researchers from the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. Our experience has been enriched by the multiplicity of perspectives of more than 1000 of our resident artists and writers who have come from all regions of the world and more than 100 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 https://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; or the Sacred Valley of the Andes of Cusco, Peru, for all remaining dates in 2024 and all dates in 2025. Click on each link below for program info on our website.

DECOLONIAL RESIDENCY SUBSIDIZED SCHOLARSHIPS now available for some spaces and programs in 2024; E-mail us at info@arquetopia.org for this information.

PART 1 – SPECIAL RESIDENCIES FOR ARTISTS, DESIGNERS, ART HISTORIANS, CURSTORS, WRITERS & RESEARCHERS, 2024 & 2025:

A. Day of the Dead Immersive Residency Residency Program (Puebla).

https://www.arquetopia.org/special-thematic-residency-programs

Flexible sessions of 2 or 3 weeks; comprehensive program focused on the significance of the Day of the Dead as a cornerstone of national identity, rooted in indigenous wisdom, and explores its impact on the development of Mexican modern art, as well as its transformation into a secularized element of popular culture. The program examines the performative nature of rituals in Mexico, with a particular focus on the mortuary celebrations. Within the context of this national holiday participants will engage in practical Spanish language lessons, culinary exploration, and hands-on art learning fostering a multidisciplinary approach encompassing art creation, culinary arts, and linguistic practice. Moreover, the program prompts critical inquiry into themes of eternity, nationalism, and identity, challenging preconceived notions surrounding death as a national symbol and questioning its portrayal as a morbid facet of identity construction.

B. ArquetopiaSUMMER 2025 International 4-Week Academic Residency Program (Puebla): Metamorphosis: Adjusting in a New Tempo

https://www.arquetopia.org/arquetopiasummer-2025

Program Dates: July 14 to August 11, 2024. Our flagship residency. International 4-Week Academic Residency Program, Includes Critical Seminars & Art Production. This program comprises 21 seminar hours and reading discussions, 6 hours of site-specific master classes, 5 hours of collective critiques, two methodological one-on-one mentoring sessions, 4-6 hours of presentations and community dialogues, as well as guided tours and visits to prominent museums and relevant sites in Puebla. Additionally, the program will feature a public program aimed at engaging with the local artistic community, organized through an open process to connect artists with diverse audiences across various venues. These venues include academic classrooms within a university setting, as well as dialogues and conversations held in an independent gallery and community-based space. Activities are designed to promote intense creative work and artistic dialogue; therefore, artists allocate self-directed studio hours as part of their weekly schedule. Renowned international art historians, artists, and experts facilitate the dialogues, individual and collective critiques, seminars, and masterclasses. Seminars are conducted in English.

PART 2 – RESIDENCIES FOR ARTISTS, DESIGNERS, ART HISTORIANS, CURSTORS, WRITERS & RESEARCHERS: REMAINING SPACES IN 2024 & ALL DATES IN 2025 (MENTORED, NON-INSTRUCTIONAL)

C. Art, Design, or Photography Residency (Puebla or Cusco).

https://www.arquetopia.org/art-design-or-photography-residency

Flexible sessions of 3 to 6 weeks; various techniques supported.

D. Mexican Ceramics Residency (Puebla).

https://www.arquetopia.org/mexican-ceramics-residency

Master ceramicist supervised. Sessions of 6 weeks.

E. Printmaking Residency (Puebla).

https://www.arquetopia.org/printmaking-residency

Master printer supervised. Flexible sessions of 4 to 6 weeks.

F. Art Educators Residency (Puebla).

https://www.arquetopia.org/art-educators-residency

Develop educational projects and pedagogic methods with university students in Puebla’s historic capital. Self-directed (staff-assisted). Sessions of 4 weeks.

G. Art History or Cultural Research Residency (Puebla or Cusco).

https://www.arquetopia.org/art-history-or-cultural-research-residency

Explore magnificent southern Mexico’s unique archives and resources from pre-Hispanic to contemporary. Self-directed (staff-assisted), flexible sessions of 3 to 6 weeks.

H. Writers Residency (Oaxaca or Cusco).

https://www.arquetopia.org/writers-residency

Flexible sessions of 3 to 6 weeks.

PART 3 – ARTIST RESIDENCIES WITH INTENSIVE TECHNIQUE INSTRUCTION BY LOCAL MASTER ARTISTS: REMAINING SPACES IN 2024 & ALL DATES IN 2025

I. Electroetching Instructional Residency (Puebla).

https://www.arquetopia.org/electroetching-residency

Learn Electroetching techniques from a Mexican master, with time for independent production in various other printmaking techniques. Extendable sessions of 3 weeks.

J. Gold Leafing & Estofado Instructional Residency (Puebla or Cusco).

https://www.arquetopia.org/gold-leafing-residency

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.

K. Mexican Jewelry & Silversmithing Instructional Residency (Oaxaca).

https://www.arquetopia.org/mexican-jewelry-residency

Learn jewelrymaking and silversmithing from a Mexican master, with time for independent production. Extendable sessions of 3 weeks.

L. Mexican Textiles Instructional Residency: Weaving or Embroidery (Oaxaca).

https://www.arquetopia.org/mexican-textiles-residencies

Learn traditional Mexican Weaving or Embroidery from a Mexican master, with time for independent production. Extendable sessions of 3 weeks.

M. Mexican Textiles Instructional Residency: Tapestry (Oaxaca).

https://www.arquetopia.org/mexican-textiles-residencies

Learn traditional Mexican Tapestry from a Mexican master, with time for independent production. Sessions of 4 weeks.

N. Natural Ink Silkscreen Instructional Residency (Puebla).

https://www.arquetopia.org/natural-ink-silkscreen-residency

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.

O. Natural Pigments Instructional Residency (Oaxaca or Cusco).

https://www.arquetopia.org/natural-pigments-residency

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.

P. Organic Painting Instructional Residency (Puebla).

https://www.arquetopia.org/organic-painting-residency

Learn an array of Organic Painting techniques from a Mexican master, with time for independent production. Extendable sessions of 3 weeks.

Q. Peruvian Textiles Instructional Residency: Andean Weaving (Cusco).

https://www.arquetopia.org/peruvian-textiles-residency

Learn traditional Andean Weaving from a Peruvian master, with time for independent production. Extendable sessions of 3 weeks.

R. Pre-Columbian Ceramics Instructional Residency (Puebla or Cusco).

https://www.arquetopia.org/pre-columbian-ceramics-residency

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 https://www.arquetopia.org

E-mail us at info@arquetopia.org

Complete and submit the Arquetopia Artist-in-Residence Online Application Form https://www.arquetopia.org/residency-application, following the instructions indicated.

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.

Main Website: https://www.arquetopia.org

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arquetopia

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/arquetopia

Details
Deadline: 08.04.2024
Contact
Name: Chris Davis, Co-Executive Director
Email: info@arquetopia.org
Address: Avenida 15 Poniente 715, Centro Histórico. Puebla, Puebla 72000 MEXICO
Phone: +52 222 594 7728