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Short-Term Artist Residencies 2018: Exploring Authority. Arquetopia. Puebla, 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: Puebla, Mexico

Deadline: 27 May, 2018

Duration: Sessions of 2 weeks during 2018, months indicated below in description

Eligibility: National and international emerging and mid-career artists, students, curators, and art historians; minimum age 22

Support: Detailed at

Costs: Fee reduction possible. See below.

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Program Description:

These unique, non-instructional, tour-inclusive residency programs offer competitive professional opportunities for emerging and mid-career, national and international artists, curators and art historians as well as art history, anthropology, archaeology, visual culture, and cultural studies professionals and graduate students age 22 and over.

APPLY NOW: Fee reduction possible (May and June sessions). Spaces are limited. All residency applications are evaluated for selection when they are received vs. after the deadline has passed.

PROGRAM OPTION #1. MAPPING NARRATIVES (Offered during sessions May to November 2018)
Location: Puebla, Mexico; or Oaxaca, Mexico; or Cusco, Peru
The Mapping Narratives: Short-Term Artist Residencies are self-directed, tour-inclusive residencies with a duration of 2 weeks in which residents work independently in our on-site spaces, having access to expertise and guided tours thematically focused. Applicants are welcome to propose projects in the field of art history or visual arts, including the following art techniques: digital photography, drawing, painting (acrylic), and mixed-media non-toxic techniques.

This program combines art making, critical perspectives, access to expertise, and guided tours to relevant sites. Residencies are thematically focused on Architecture, Archeology, or the impacts of Colonization in Peru or Mexico. All projects are welcome, and the concentration of the program will be thematically customized to the specific focus of the proposed residency project in the context of Cusco (Peru), Oaxaca (Mexico), or Puebla (Mexico).

Cusco, Oaxaca, and Puebla are three of the most important cities in Latin America, with a cultural and artistic legacy product of several centuries. They were each declared World Heritage cities by UNESCO considering their history, integrity, and urban development. They are each distinguished for the richness of their architecture, the importance of their archeological sites and buildings, and the complexity of their colonial history reflected in their local culture.

PROGRAM OPTION #2. EXPLORING AUTHORITY (Offered during sessions July to November 2018)
Location: Puebla, Mexico
The Exploring Authority: Short-Term Artist Residencies are self-directed and tour-inclusive residencies with a duration of 2 weeks. These unique programs combine research, art making, critical perspectives, access to archives, and guided tours to relevant sites in Puebla City. This residency is focused on the museum collections and archives of Puebla, including Fototeca Juan C. Méndez (photography archive), Museo Erasto Cortés (printmaking), Ceramoteca INAH (ceramics archive), Ex-Convento de Santa Mónica Religious Art Museum, and La Fragua Library BUAP. All projects are welcome, and the concentration of the program will be thematically customized to the specific focus of the proposed residency project in the context of the archives and museums of Puebla, Southern Mexico.

With a population of 2.7 million, Puebla is famous for a deep cultural identity, delicious cuisine, Talavera ceramics, and traditions rooted in the 16th-century baroque and enriched by a blend of five pre-Hispanic/indigenous cultures, Arab, Jewish, French, and Spanish influences. Declared by UNESCO world heritage city in 1987, Puebla has a great legacy in art and architecture visible in its museums and archives.

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.

Term of 2 weeks in 2018. Dates are not predetermined but are nominated by the applicant.

Staff Support:
+Each resident meets weekly with our staff for individualized research assistance/resources, project guidance, and critiques
+Our residencies are process-based; artists are not expected to give talks, workshops, or exhibitions
Accommodation and Meals:
+Furnished, private bedroom
+Meals and 24-hour access to stocked kitchen and dining room
+Wireless Internet
+Shared bathrooms with modern fixtures and showers
Studio Workspace:
+24-hour access to shared art studio with natural light
+Personal workspace with large table
+Some tools provided (artists)
+For self-directed residencies, artists bring their own materials and supplies or obtain them locally

PUEBLA, USD $549 per week.
OAXACA, USD $595 per week.
CUSCO, USD $649 per week.

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