WRITERS RESIDENCY (SELF-DIRECTED)


ARQUETOPIA LOCATION: OAXACA, MEXICO OR CUSCO, PERU
 
For Spring & Summer Sessions 2018
 
OOPS! Our Application Deadline Was Sunday, December 3, 2017
Meant to apply but need a deadline extension?
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Spaces are limited. Our selection committee evaluates all
applications for selection as they are received.

This residency offers competitive professional opportunities for emerging or mid-career, national and international writers, journalists, playwrights, translators, and graduate students age 22 and over.
    Arquetopia Oaxaca Writers Residency live/work space and its breathtaking mountain view
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As part of Arquetopia’s mission, we promote international experiences in the field of culture by promoting Mexico and Peru’s rich and diverse artistic heritage. We are aware that understanding the local cultural context and complexity is key for a successful cultural exchange; therefore the Writers Residency offers a flexible program that provides the necessary social and cultural research and aesthetic resources to connect the writer’s project with the context of Mexico or Peru. All proposals are welcome.
 
As our approach is contemporary, we welcome writers from diverse genres: poetry, prose, drama, screen and playwriting, children’s literature, journalism including magazine articles and editorials; as well as translators and editors who are interested in creating work while experiencing specific cultural expressions from Mexico and/or Peru.
 
Each residency is unique, based on the residency research needs and the writer’s proposal. Residents are chosen on the basis of artistic merit and evaluation of the proposed project.
    Writers-in-Residence Megan Gette (USA) and Mariana Robles (Mexico)
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Writer-in-Residence Melissa Herrera (USA)
RESIDENCY DURATION
Terms of 3 to 8 weeks. Dates are not predetermined but are nominated by the applicant.
 
WHAT THIS RESIDENCY INCLUDES
Staff Support:
  • Each resident meets weekly with our staff for individualized research assistance/resources, project guidance, and critiques
Accommodation, Meals, and Local Transportation (Oaxaca):
  • Furnished, private bedroom
  • Meals and 24-hour access to stocked kitchen and dining room
  • Wireless Internet
  • Private bathrooms with modern fixtures and showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Though cheap, everyday public transportation is also available from the residency vicinity into the city, Arquetopia provides scheduled transportation into downtown Oaxaca twice per week by van

Workspace (Oaxaca):

  • Individual live/work space with natural light provided with table or desk

Accommodation and Meals (Cusco):

  • Furnished, private bedroom
  • Meals and 24-hour access to stocked kitchen and dining room
  • Wireless Internet
  • Shared bathrooms with modern fixtures and showers
  • Housekeeping

Workspace (Cusco):

  • Individual live/work space with natural light provided with table or desk
 
RESIDENCY FEE AND APPLICATION DEADLINES
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.
 
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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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