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Residency Application

Now Welcoming Applications for All Programs


Missed the December 12 Deadline for All Dates in 2022 & 2023?
E-mail Us at info@arquetopia.org for Deadline Extension Instructions (Limited Time)


We welcome applications from emerging and mid-career artists, designers, photographers, curators, art historians, writers, and researchers age 20 and over. Before submitting your application, please e-mail us at info@arquetopia.org.

Applications are juried by a rotating, international (Mexico/USA) committee of seven professional artists, curators, collectors, and authors, some of whom serve on our International Board of Directors and Advisors and others who serve anonymously.

INSTRUCTIONS: To apply, please complete all steps indicated below (in English or en Español):

#1. Send a short, introductory e-mail to info@arquetopia.org containing all of the following:
    A. Your current CV or résumé.
    B. Artists, photographers, and designersattach 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 researchersattach five (5) sample texts of your works (3 pages each excerpt) and a brief statement attesting that all works are of your own original creation.

#2. Submit your tax-deductible donation of USD $35.00 to our scholarship program, via the orange “DONATE 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 Application


Residency Program Session Lengths

  • The non-instructional, general Art, Design or Photography Residency is now offered at flexible sessions of 3 to 8 weeks in Puebla, Cusco, and Naples. In Puebla, Printmaking is offered at flexible sessions of 4 to 8 weeks, and Mexican Ceramics at 6 to 8 weeks due to necessary clay drying time.

  • Instructional Residencies in all Arquetopia spaces (each instructional session set at 3 to 5 weeks, as indicated per program) may be extended by the artist with continued production at the same location for 1 or more weeks, up to 8 weeks as a (non-instructional) Art, Design or Photography Residency.

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

STOP: Before you submit this application form, and to prevent it from being deleted, please review the detailed instructions at the top of this page and verify that you have also completed all of the other steps indicated. Your application will be validated and considered by our staff and selection committee ONLY after you have completed all of the steps listed at the top of this page. Application forms received without the other steps completed will be automatically deleted.

After completing all of the above, click the “Submit Application” button. It may take a few minutes for the form to send, so do not click on your Back button or stop the transfer.  

Established in 2009, Arquetopia Foundation is a self-sustaining, officially registered Mexican and Peruvian nonprofit organization of artist-run professional spaces that receive zero external funding. Arquetopia is strictly unaffiliated with any political, religious, war industrial or weapon-building entities. Your fully tax-deductible donation will help us continue to develop our outstanding, unique arts programs that contribute to positive social change.

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