Application Instructions for All Residency Programs in 2017

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Spaces are limited. Our selection committee evaluates all applications when they are received vs. after the deadline.

For a limited time, we are welcoming emerging and mid-career artists, photographers, designers, curators, art historians, writers, and researchers age 22 and over for all residency programs, for Summer and Fall Sessions 2017. Questions? Please e-mail us at before submitting your application.

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

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 “give 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

  All self-directed, production-based artist residencies are offered at sessions of 4 to 12 weeks, except Ceramics which is offered at sessions of 6 to 12 weeks due to necessary clay drying time.

  Instructional Residencies (sessions of 3 or 4 weeks) may be extended by the artist for 1 to 9 more weeks as self-directed Art Production Residencies.

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

Note: 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.

When you have completed all of the above, enter the characters that you see below in the Captcha field and then click the "Submit Application" button. It may take a few minutes for all of your form data to be sent, so do not click your "Back" button or stop the transfer.

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Arquetopia is a self-sustaining, Mexican official 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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