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Arquetopia

Residency Programs

For Artists, Designers, Writers, Curators & Art Historians

Arquetopia Foundation &
International Artist Residencies

Puebla, Mexico – Oaxaca, Mexico – Cusco, Peru

All Residency Programs for Artists, Designers, Writers, Curators & Art Historians (Instructional & Non-Instructional Programs)
All Sessions in 2021

Apply now through Sunday, July 26, 2020. Spaces are limited. Residency applications are evaluated for selection as they are received vs. after the deadline has passed.

For more information visit arquetopia.org/open-calls. For questions email info@arquetopia.org for more information.

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 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 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.

Part 1 – Special Residency Program For Artists, Art Historians, Curators, Researchers & Students: June/July 2021

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 Sessions In 2021 (Mentored, Non-Instructional)
  • Art, Design, or Photography Residency (Puebla or Cusco). Flexible sessions of four to 12 weeks (Puebla) or 3 to 12 weeks (Cusco); various techniques.
  • Mexican Ceramics Residency (Puebla). Flexible sessions of six to 12 weeks.
  • Printmaking Residency (Puebla). Flexible sessions of four to 12 weeks.
  • Art Educators Residency (Puebla). Develop new art education projects with students, exploring diverse pedagogic techniques with multiculturalism. Staff-assisted, extendable sessions of four weeks.
  • 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 three to eight weeks.
  • Writers Residency (Oaxaca or Cusco). Flexible sessions of three to eight weeks.
Part 3 – Artist Residencies With Master Technique Instruction: All Sessions In 2021
  • Gold Leafing & Estofado Instructional Residency (Puebla or Cusco). Learn an array of Gold Leafing (Gilding) and Estofado techniques, with time for independent production. Extendable sessions of three weeks.
  • Natural Ink Silkscreen Instructional Residency (Oaxaca). Learn to create and use a variety of Natural Inks specifically for silkscreening, with time for independent production. Extendable sessions of three weeks.
  • Natural Pigments Instructional Residency (Oaxaca or Cusco). Learn to create and use a variety of Natural Pigments for fibre dyeing, with time for independent production. Extendable sessions of three weeks.
  • Organic Painting Instructional Residency (Puebla). Learn an array of Organic Painting techniques, with time for independent production. Extendable sessions of three weeks.
  • Peruvian Textiles Instructional Residency: Andean Weaving (Cusco). Learn traditional Andean Weaving, with time for independent production. Extendable sessions of three weeks.
  • Pre-Columbian Ceramics Instructional Residency (Puebla or Cusco). Learn pre-Columbian Ceramics techniques, with time for independent production. Extendable sessions of five weeks.
How to Apply

Visit the Arquetopia Foundation website at 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 email.

Arquetopia is distinguished worldwide for its array of unique, customized residency programs with substantial content. Our residency spaces function exclusively for productive art professionals, writers, and researchers and are built on comprehensive, mentored and informative programs; a network of premier collaborative workspaces, institutions, and studios; and personalized 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, colour, gender or gender expression, national origin, age, religion, creed, or sexual orientation.

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