Now Welcoming Applications for Winter/Spring Sessions (January through April) 2017
Note: Not Offered June 5 through July 23
Apply Now through Wednesday, November 30
E-mail Chris at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request complete program info.
Our committee processes all residency applications
when they are received vs. after the deadline has passed.
This residency is designed for emerging and mid-career, national and international art educators age 25 and over, of diverse approaches and experience, who are interested in developing educational projects and pedagogic methods in a museum setting and promoting multicultural dialogue by addressing social themes through the arts.

Click the image above to view "Children's Stories: from Melbourne to Mexico," the outstanding Art Educators Special Artist Residency project by Artist-in-Residence Sarah Catherine Firth (Australia) on Vimeo.
The Art Educators Special Artist Residency is a unique opportunity to work at prominent museums, schools, or art centers in Puebla with diverse groups of students from 6 to 18 years old. Projects should make an emphasis on both the process and the end result, promoting activities in which students play an active role, integrating the cultural-exchange experience as part of the teaching-learning process. All proposals should include
1. an introduction describing the educational approach, pedagogic references, etc.;
2. a description of the proposed activities, goals, target students, equipment and materials needed;
3. a description of the expected educational outcomes.
Artists-in-Residence Lora Fike and Christy Hicks (USA) and students
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Artist-in-Residence and Arquetopia Synergy Award 2015 Recipient, Bronwyn Treacy (Australia) and students
Term of 4 weeks, with option to extend for 1 to 9 more weeks as a self-directed Art Production Residency. 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 coordination, and critiques
Accommodation and Meals:
  • Furnished, private bedroom
  • Meals and 24-hour access to the kitchen and dining room
  • Wireless Internet
  • Use of Arquetopia's residency spaces including 4th-floor lounge and outdoor terraces
  • Shared bathrooms with modern fixtures and showers
  • Housekeeping

Studio Workspace:

  • 24-hour access to large and bright, shared art studio with generous natural light
  • Personal workspace with large table and wall space
  • Some tools provided
  • Equipped darkroom provided for photographers
  • Some materials included
  • For self-directed residencies, artists bring their own materials and supplies or obtain them locally
  • Access to special facilities (such as our partnered museums or schools) provided
E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for fee and application deadlines for this program.
Artist-in-Residence Yvelinne Etienne (France) and students

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