Our Mission

Founded in 2009, Arquetopia Foundation is an international award-winning, Mexican and Peruvian official nonprofit foundation promoting Development and social transformation through artistic, cultural, and educational programs. The core of the Foundation is Sustainable Development through four principles embodied in all of Arquetopias programs and activities: social awareness, shared responsibility, innovation, and local networks development. Arquetopia is experienced in negotiation and reinvestment of resources for local arts development in Mexico and Peru with the following features: social scope; quality; synergy; collaboration; innovation; viability; reciprocity; and respect for local knowledge.

Click here for details on our acclaimed international residency programs for artists, designers, art historians, curators, and writers.

Special Guest Scholar and Lecturer-in-Residence Emmanuel Ortega (USA) and program participants


• archetype
 (Latin archetypum – an original, Greek archétypon a model, pattern). The original pattern or model from which all things of the same kind are copied or on which they are based; a model or first form; prototype.

• utopia (literally: no place, from Greek ou  not + topos  a place). Any real or imaginary society, place, state, etc., considered to be perfect or ideal.

Arquetopia is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our diverse local and international community. Arquetopia's resident artist and staff backgrounds vary in all aspects. As part of Arquetopia’s mission is to promote diversity, Arquetopia actively fights discrimination by offering access to its programs and activities without regard to race, color, gender or gender expression, national origin, age, religion, creed, or sexual orientation.


2X Artists-in-Residence and Arquetopia Synergy Award 2015 Recipients Brent Erickson (USA), Sheetul Goorah (Mauritius), Marina Yerali (Cyprus), Ellen Bepp (USA), and Bronwyn Treacy (Australia)