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Art Production & Design Production Residencies at Arquetopia Foundation for Development | Mexico

Deadline for applications: 11 August 2013



PUEBLA, MEXICO

Known as the "City of Angels,” Puebla is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that lies 136 km (84 mi) from Mexico City and has approximately 5,000 colonial buildings. 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, Arabic, Jewish, French and Spanish influences. Accessible via two international airports in Puebla (PBC) and Mexico City (MEX), Puebla lies 45 km (28 mi) east of the Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl volcanoes, giving the residents a magnificent view of their snow-topped peaks. At an elevation of 2200 m (7200 ft), Puebla features a temperate subtropical highland climate, resulting in an average of only three days a year seeing temperatures rise above 29°C (84°F).


 
OAXACA, MEXICO
The beautiful colonial city of Oaxaca is nestled in a valley in the Sierra Madre mountain range of Southern Mexico. Oaxaca is located 450 km (280 miles) southeast of Mexico City and reachable via three international airportsOaxaca (OAX)Puebla (PBC), and Mexico City (MEX). Oaxaca boasts magnificent colonial architecture, the most outstanding example being Santo Domingo church and its former convent, now home to an impressive museum. The unusually colorful city and its surrounding areas also feature a high concentration of native Zapotec and Mixtec cultures and archaeological sites. Oaxaca was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987 for its central Historic Monuments Zone and the archaeological site of Monte Alban. Getting around Oaxaca is easy and enjoyable; museums, studios, libraries and landmarks are all in walking distance. At an elevation of 1555 m (5100 ft), Oaxaca features a subtropical climate, resulting in mild-to-warm temperatures year-round.
 
 


ART PRODUCTION RESIDENCY
DESIGN PRODUCTION RESIDENCY


The Art Production Residency and Design Production Residency are autonomous residencies that offer important professional opportunities for emerging and mid-career national and international contemporary artists and designers 25 years of age and over.  Each residency is unique, based on the type of residency and the artist’s proposal. We welcome artists from diverse disciplines who are interested in creating work with elements, techniques or processes that are specific to Mexico and/or unique to Puebla and/or Oaxaca.  All proposals are welcome; residents are chosen on the basis of artistic merit and evaluation of the proposed project.


RESIDENCY PROGRAM GUIDELINES:

• Selection decisions are based on artistic work submitted. The residency is for artists who want to advance their work.
• The residency pool is diverse in all aspects.
• The residency program is an opportunity for artists to pursue their own work, free of pressure (especially work that in their particular circumstances would normally be difficult to produce.
• The creation of community among fellow artists and staff during the residency period is important.
 


INCLUDED IN ARQUETOPIA PUEBLA ARTIST RESIDENCIES:

Comfortable Accommodation and Meals

Residents enjoy comfortably furnished bedrooms and use of Arquetopia’s residency space including wireless Internet, lounge with TV/DVD and games, kitchen, dining room, outdoor terrace, and private bathroom with modern fixtures, shower, and hydro-massage tub. Most meals, open access to the kitchen, and housekeeping are also included.



INCLUDED IN ARQUETOPIA OAXACA ARTIST RESIDENCIES:
Comfortable Accommodation and Meals
Residents enjoy spacious, comfortably furnished bedrooms (rooms feature main level or loft accommodation) with full-size beds and use of Arquetopia Oaxaca’s well-equipped residency space including wireless Internet, kitchen, dining area, covered outdoor patio and terrace space, and private bathrooms with modern fixtures and showers. Most meals, open access to the kitchen, and housekeeping are also included.
 


AT BOTH ARQUETOPIA SPACES:

Studio and Materials

Roomy indoor and outdoor art studio are provided with personal work space, large tables, tools, basic materials and supplies. In cases where a specific technique, space and/or materials are not available for a proposed project, our foundation will work with the artist and community on alternatives that will suit the work. Access to special facilities (such as the printmaking or ceramics studios) is also provided depending on the chosen technique.
 


RESIDENCY TIME PERIOD/TERM OFFERED

Terms of 3 to 24 weeks.
 
RESIDENCY FEE:

USD $495 per week in Puebla and USD $595 per week in Oaxaca, which coverslodging; most meals and open access to the kitchen; housekeeping; studio space; basic materials, supplies and tools.
USD $200 Residency Deposit due within 1 week of selection notification.
Total Residency Fee due by 45 days prior to residency start date.
 
RESIDENCY APPLICATION PROCESS:

E-mail info@arquetopia.org for more information.
Complete and submit together online/via e-mail to info@arquetopia.org all of the following:
1. The Arquetopia Artist-in-Residence Programs Application Form
2. Resume or curriculum vitae
3. Five sample images of your artwork and a signed statement attesting that all works are your own
4. Complete contact info (name/title/organization/address/phone/e-mail) of two professional references
5. Non-refundable Application Fee of USD $35.00 via PAYPAL to account address:fguevara@arquetopia.org
 
Following selection, applicants are notified immediately via e-mail.

 

 

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