WRITERS RESIDENCY


LOCATIONS: OAXACA, MEXICO & CUSCO, PERU

Now Welcoming Applications for Spring 2020
(and a few last spaces for Fall 2019)
Apply Now through Sunday, September 15, 2019
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Apply early: for priority, applications are evaluated for selection
when they are received versus after the deadline has passed.

This comprehensive, customized residency program offers competitive professional opportunities for emerging and mid-career, national and international writers, journalists, playwrights, translators, and graduate students age 20 and over. In addition to meeting weekly with our directorial and curatorial staff for individualized research assistance/resources, project guidance, and critiques, participants work independently in our spaces.

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The mountain view at Arquetopia Oaxaca
 
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
Flexible sessions of 3 to 8 weeks. Dates are not predetermined but are nominated by the applying writer.

WHAT THIS COMPREHENSIVE RESIDENCY PROGRAM INCLUDES
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 (Oaxaca):
  • Furnished, private bedroom
  • Meals and 24-hour access to stocked kitchen and dining room
  • Wireless Internet
  • Shared bathrooms with modern fixtures and showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Downtown arrival pickup and departure dropoff transportation provided 
  • Though cheap, everyday public transportation is also available from the residency vicinity into the city, Arquetopia also provides scheduled transportation into downtown Oaxaca once per week by van
Workspace (Oaxaca):
  • Individual live/work space with natural light provided with table or desk
Accommodation, Meals, and Airport Transportation (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
  • Arrival pickup and departure dropoff transportation provided at Cusco Airport
Workspace (Cusco):
  • Individual live/work space with natural light provided with table or desk

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ESIDENCY 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.

TO APPLY
Click on either image below to apply for this program.

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