SHORT-TERM ARTIST RESIDENCIES
TWO THEMED, SELF-DIRECTED PROGRAMS – 2 WEEKS, FALL 2019 ONLY


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

Now Welcoming Applications for Fall 2019
These Special Programs Are Offered Fall 2019 Only
 
Apply Now through Sunday, September 15
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Spaces in these special programs are very limited.
Apply early: for priority, applications are evaluated for selection

when they are received versus after the deadline has passed.

These comprehensive, customized residency programs offer competitive professional opportunities for emerging and mid-career, national and international artists, curators, and art historians as well as art history, anthropology, archaeology, visual culture, and cultural studies professionals and graduate students age 20 and over.

The Short-Term Artist Residencies are self-directed, non-instructional residencies in which artists work independently in our on-site spaces having access to expertise and guided tours thematically focused. Artists are welcome to propose projects in the field of art history or visual arts including the following art techniques: digital photography, drawing, painting (acrylic), mixed-media non-toxic techniques.

DOTD Resistance
PROGRAM OPTION #1:
DAY OF THE DEAD, RESISTANCE, & CONTEMPORARY IDEASCAPES – SHORT-TERM ARTIST RESIDENCY FALL 2019
Arquetopia Location: PUEBLA, MEXICO
Session Dates: 2 weeks, October 21 to November 4, 2019
LIMITED TIME ONLY. Based on space availability.


Self-directed and tour residency with a duration of 2 weeks. This unique program combines artmaking, critical perspectives, access to expertise, and guided tours to relevant sites. Residencies are thematically focused and critically oriented to approach the famous Mexican celebration of Day of the Dead, resistance, mortuary rituals, and identity. All projects are welcome, and the concentration of the program will be thematically oriented around the notions of Mexican Death.

Inscribed in 2008 by UNESCO, as intangible cultural heritage of humanity, Day of the Dead as practiced by diverse communities in Mexico commemorates the transitory return to Earth of deceased loved ones. Each year, the festivities take place at the end of October and beginning of November completing the annual cycle of cultivation of maze and other crops.  The fusion of pre-Hispanic cultural knowledge and practices with Catholic feasts, have become a nation-wide celebration in Mexico with music, food, and rituals, closely tied to national identity.

RESIDENCY DURATION / TIME PERIOD
Sessions of 2 weeks, October 21 to November 4, 2019.

PROGRAM OPTION #2:
MAPPING NARRATIVES – SHORT-TERM ARTIST RESIDENCY FALL 2019
Arquetopia Location: OAXACA, MEXICO or CUSCO, PERU
Session Dates: 2 weeks, nominated by the applying artist
LIMITED TIME ONLY. Based on space availability.


Self-directed and tour residencies with a duration of 2 weeks. This unique program combines artmaking, critical perspectives, access to expertise, and guided tours to relevant sites. Residencies are thematically focused on the impacts of Colonization in Peru or Mexico. All projects are welcomed, 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) or Oaxaca (Mexico). Offered at Arquetopia Oaxaca or Arquetopia Cusco from September through November 2019.

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

RESIDENCY DURATION / TIME PERIOD
Sessions of 2 weeks. Dates are not predetermined but are nominated by the applying artist.


WHAT THESE COMPREHENSIVE RESIDENCY PROGRAMS INCLUDE
Staff Support:

  • Each resident meets weekly with our directorial and curatorial staff for individualized research assistance/resources, project guidance, and critiques
Accommodation, Meals, and Local Transportation:
  • Furnished, private bedroom
  • Meals and 24-hour access to stocked kitchen and dining room
  • Wireless Internet
  • Shared bathrooms with modern fixtures and showers
  • Housekeeping
  • CUSCO ONLY: Arrival pickup and departure dropoff transportation provided at Cusco Airport
  • OAXACA ONLY: Downtown arrival pickup and departure dropoff transportation provided
  • PUEBLA: No transportation provided
Studio Workspace:
  • 24-hour access to shared art studio
  • Personal workspace with large table and wall space
  • Some tools provided
  • For self-directed residencies, artists bring their own materials and supplies or obtain them locally

RESIDENCY PROGRAM TUITION INFO & APPLICATION DEADLINES
E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for program tuition info and application deadlines for this program.

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