Application for All Residency Programs

Puebla, Mexico – Oaxaca, Mexico – Cusco, Peru

All Sessions Summer & Fall 2018

– Deadline Extended –

Apply Now Through Sunday, June 10, 2018

Fee reduction possible. E-mail Chris ASAP at

Spaces are limited. All applications are evaluated for selection and scheduling priority when they are received versus after the deadline.

We welcome applications from emerging and mid-career artists, designers, photographers, curators, art historians, writers, and researchers age 22 and over. Questions? Before submitting your application, please e-mail us at

Applications are juried by a rotating, international (Mexico/USA) committee of five professional artists, curators, collectors, and authors who serve anonymously.

INSTRUCTIONS: To apply, please complete all steps indicated below (in English or en Español):

#1. Send a brief, introductory e-mail to containing all of the following:
    A. Your current CV or résumé.
    B. Artists, photographers, and designers: attach five (5) sample images of your works (JPEG, PNG, or PDF format, 72 dpi, maximum 2 MB each file) and a brief statement attesting that all works are of your own original creation. Curators, art historians, writers, and researchers: attach five (5) sample texts of your works (3 pages each) and a brief statement attesting that all works are of your own original creation.

#2. Submit your tax-deductible donation of USD $35.00 via the orange “DONATE NOW” module on the right side of this page. Your donation will go toward our current fundraiser sponsored by GlobalGiving, “Support Music Scholarships for Mexican Youths,” and is required to activate your application. (We do not charge an application fee.)

#3. Submit your completed Arquetopia Artist-in-Residence Online Application (below).


Arquetopia Artist-in-Residence Online Application


Residency Programs Important Information

  Self-directed, production-based art residencies in Cusco are offered at flexible sessions of 3 to 12 weeks. In Puebla, these are offered at flexible sessions of 4 to 12 weeks, except Ceramics at 6 to 12 weeks due to necessary clay drying time.

  Instructional Residencies in all three locations (sessions of 3 or 4 weeks) may be extended by the artist for 1 up to 12 weeks as self-directed Art Production Residencies.

  Art History, Research, and Writers Residencies are each offered at flexible sessions of 3 to 8 weeks.

Before submitting this application form, please review the detailed instructions at the top of this page and verify that you have completed ALL of the other steps indicated. Applications are seen by our staff and selection committee only after ALL listed requirements are completed. Incomplete applications are not considered.

After completing all of the above, click the “Submit Application” button. It may take a few minutes for the form to send, so do not click on your Back button or stop the transfer.  

Arquetopia is a self-sustaining, officially registered Mexican nonprofit foundation that is strictly unaffiliated with any political, religious, or war industrial / weapon-building entities. Your fully tax-deductible donation will help us continue to develop our unique arts programs and contribute to positive social change.


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