SHORT-TERM ARTIST RESIDENCIES


ARQUETOPIA LOCATION: PUEBLA, MEXICO OR OAXACA, MEXICO OR CUSCO, PERU

For All Sessions Summer & Fall 2018
Apply Now Through Sunday, August 19, 2018
Fee reduction options. E-mail Chris at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Spaces are limited. All applications are evaluated for selection
when they are received versus after the deadline has passed.

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This unique instructional residency offers competitive professional opportunities for emerging and mid-career, national and international artists, curstors, and art historians as well as art history, anthropology, archaeolofy, visual culture, and cultural studies professionals and graduate students age 22 and over.

PROGRAM OPTION #1. MAPPING NARRATIVES (Offered during sessions July to November 2018)
Location (Click each for full space details): Puebla, Mexico; or Oaxaca, Mexico; or Cusco, Peru

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The Short-Term Artist Residencies: Mapping Narratives are self-directed, tour-inclusive residencies with a duration of 2 weeks in which residents work independently in our on-site spaces, having access to expertise and guided tours thematically focused. Applicants are welcome to propose projects in the field of art history or visual arts, including the following art techniques: digital photography, drawing, painting (acrylic), and mixed-media non-toxic techniques.

This program combines art making, critical perspectives, access to expertise, and guided tours to relevant sites. Residencies are thematically focused on Architecture, Archeology, or the impacts of Colonization in Peru or Mexico. All projects are welcome, and the concentration of the program will be thematically customized to the specific focus of the proposed residency project in the context of Cusco (Peru), Oaxaca (Mexico), or Puebla (Mexico).

Cusco, Oaxaca, and Puebla are three of the most important cities in Latin America, with a cultural and artistic legacy product of several centuries. They were each declared World Heritage cities by UNESCO, considering their history, integrity, and urban development. They are each distinguished for the richness of their architecture, the importance of their archeological sites and buildings, and the complexity of their colonial history reflected in their local culture.


PROGRAM OPTION #2. EXPLORING AUTHORITY (Offered during sessions July to November 2018)
Location (Click for full space details): Puebla, Mexico


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The Short-Term Artist Residencies: Exploring Authority are self-directed and tour-inclusive residencies with a duration of 2 weeks. These unique programs combine research, art making, critical perspectives, access to archives, and guided tours to relevant sites in Puebla City. This residency is focused on the museum collections and archives of Puebla, including Fototeca Juan C. Méndez (photography archive), Museo Erasto Cortés (printmaking), Ceramoteca INAH (ceramics archive), Ex-Convento de Santa Mónica Religious Art Museum, and La Fragua Library BUAP. All projects are welcome, and the concentration of the program will be thematically customized to the specific focus of the proposed residency project in the context of the archives and museums of Puebla, Southern Mexico.

With a population of 2.7 million, Puebla is famous for a deep cultural identity, delicious cuisine, Talavera ceramics, and traditions rooted in the 16th-century baroque and enriched by a blend of five pre-Hispanic/indigenous cultures, Arab, Jewish, French, and Spanish influences. Declared by UNESCO world heritage city in 1987, Puebla has a great legacy in art and architecture visible in its museums and archives.

RESIDENCY DURATION / TIME PERIOD
Sessions of 2 weeks during the months indicated above, in 2018. Dates are not predetermined but are nominated by the applicant.

WHAT THESE RESIDENCIES INCLUDE
Staff Support:
  • Each resident meets weekly with our staff for individualized research assistance/resources, project guidance, and critiques
Accommodation and Meals:
  • Furnished, private bedroom
  • Meals and 24-hour access to stocked kitchen and dining room
  • Wireless Internet
  • Shared bathrooms with modern fixtures and showers
  • Housekeeping
Studio Workspace:
  • 24-hour access to shared art studio with natural light
  • Personal workspace with large table
  • Some tools provided (artists)
  • For self-directed residencies, artists bring their own materials and supplies or obtain them locally

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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