Application Instructions – All Residencies

Deadline Sunday, May 29: We welcome emerging and mid-career artists, photographers, designers, curators, art historians, writers, and researchers age 25 and over for Fall 2016.
For fees and other questions, e-mail us at before submitting your application.

To apply, please complete all steps (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 (2 to 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 residencies are offered at terms of 4 to 12 weeks, except Ceramics which is offered at terms of 6 to 12 weeks.
  • Instructional Residencies may be extended from 1 to 9 weeks as self-directed Art Production Residencies.

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 only after ALL listed requirements are completed. Incomplete applications are not considered.

When you have completed all of the above, 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.

Please Donate

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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