Natural Dyes Instructional Residency. All Sessions in 2018. Arquetopia. Oaxaca, Mexico
Deadline: 27 May, 2018
Disciplines: Activism, Administration, All Disciplines, Animation, Architecture, Art Education, Ceramics, Choreography, Collaboration, Community, Composition, Concept & Theory, Crafts & Trades, Critical studies, Curatorial, Dance, Design, Digital, Drawing, Engineering, Experimental, Film & Video, Fine art, Gastronomy, Glass, Installation, Journalism, Land Art, Light and Projection, Literature, Media Arts, Moving Image, Music & Sound, Other, Painting, Pedagogy, Performance, Philosophy, Photography, Poetry, Printmaking, Research, Science, Sculpture, Social Practice, Sound, Technology, Textile, Theater, Urbanism, Visual Arts, Writing.
Location: Oaxaca, Mexico
Deadline: 27 May, 2018
Duration: 3 weeks during 2018 with option to extend for 1 to 9 more weeks as a self-directed Art Production Residency. Applicants may nominate their own range of dates.
Eligibility: Emerging or mid-career artists, minimum age 22
Support: Detailed at http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/residencies-general-info
Costs: Fee reduction possible. See below.
With master instruction, learn to create and use a variety of Natural Dyes in the countryside of Oaxaca, southern Mexico. Extendable 3-week sessions during 2018.
APPLY NOW: Fee reduction possible. Spaces are limited. All residency applications are evaluated for selection when they are received versus after the deadline has passed.
NATURAL PIGMENTS INSTRUCTIONAL ARTIST RESIDENCY
Note: The focus of this instructional residency is fiber dyeing; the curriculum is not applicable to making inks or paints.
This is a production residency that includes 3 weeks of master instruction (27 hours total; 9 hours per week) in diverse techniques from Oaxaca which vary depending on the supporting fiber; the options are wool, silk, and paper. Residents learn preparations and traditional recipes to prepare and use natural dyes, mordents, and fixatives.
The program includes hands-on instruction with cochineal, añil, and pericon, as well as a few tree barks and fruit skins to complete the color spectrum. This residency is comprehensive program to learn the natural dyes tradition of Oaxaca including resources for a better understanding of the complex culture of Mexico and the history of our colors.
OUR ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAMS
Our Artist-in-Residence Programs offer competitive professional opportunities for emerging and mid-career, national and international artists, designers, curators, art historians, art educators, journalists, writers, and cultural researchers age 22 and over. Our programs are based on a non-exploitative model promoting social consciousness.
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.
Founded in 2009, Arquetopia is an internationally established, award-winning nonprofit arts and cultural foundation with a social scope emphasizing critical thinking through artistic practices. Our Artist-in-Residence Programs are the largest and most reputable in Mexico and Latin America, anchored in a solid structure of collaborations with prominent cultural institutions, renowned experts, and notable artists.
In renewing our commitment to sustainability and nature, we honor Oaxaca’s traditions by incorporating into our residency a deeper comprehension of how art and the surrounding ecosystem coexist harmonically. Our residents enjoy a safe and peaceful environment surrounded by the mountains of San Pablo, a nature reserve of 7,500 acres with rich biodiversity.
Our Mexican-style villa hosts up to four artists at a time, with sweeping mountain views from the artist rooms.
WHAT THIS RESIDENCY INCLUDES
•27 hours master instruction (9 hours per week)
•Each resident meets weekly with our staff for individualized research assistance/resources, project guidance, and critiques
Accommodation, Meals, and Local Transportation:
•Furnished, private bedroom
•Meals and 24-hour access to stocked kitchen and dining room
•Shared bathrooms with modern fixtures and showers
•Though cheap, everyday public transportation is also available from the residency vicinity into the city, Arquetopia provides scheduled transportation into downtown Oaxaca once per week by van
Studio Workspace and Materials:
•24-hour access to shared studio with generous natural light
•Personal workspace with large table
•Materials and supplies for the instructional course provided
•Materials and supplies for additional project production not included but available for purchase locally
RESIDENCY FEE & DATES
Session Length: 3 weeks during 2018, with option to extend for 1 to 9 more weeks as a self-directed Art Production Residency. Applicants may nominate their own range of dates.
Fee/Payment: USD $729 per week (optional Art Production Residency extension USD $595 per week). Fee reduction possible; e-mail us.
HOW TO APPLY
Contact Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the Arquetopia website at http://www.arquetopia.org
Complete and submit the Artist-in-Residence Online Application Form, following the instructions on the web page.
Following selection, applicants are notified immediately via e-mail.
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