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Open Call: Self-Directed & Instructional Artist & Writers Residencies 2016 – Arquetopia – Puebla & Oaxaca, Southern Mexico

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OPEN CALL: ARTIST AND WRITERS RESIDENCIES
APPLY NOW THROUGH SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2015
Early applications receive priority status and immediate processing.

Arquetopia website: http://www.arquetopia.org
E-mail info@arquetopia.org for more information.
See our website to view both of our spectacular new residency spaces.

Founded in 2009 in Puebla, Arquetopia is an international award-winning, Mexican official nonprofit foundation run entirely by artists. It has since grown to include the premier artist residency program of Mexico and Latin America, with extensive collaborative networks in Puebla and Oaxaca. Our resident artists have come from dozens of countries on six continents, and many have returned multiple times. Arquetopia’s programs promote development and social transformation through contemporary art with a nontraditional, culturally diverse and multidisciplinary approach. Our Artist-in-Residence Programs offer competitive professional opportunities for emerging and mid-career, national and international artists, designers, curators, art historians, art educators, writers, journalists, culinary professionals, and cultural researchers age 25 and over.

We are currently welcoming applications for the following residencies in 2016:

1. ARQUETOPIA SUMMER 2016 SPECIAL INTERNATIONAL SUMMER PROGRAM
PUEBLA Arquetopia’s 6-week critical program that offers competitive professional opportunities for local and international students, emerging artists, curators, and art historians age 23 and over, in the majestic city of Puebla. Renowned international art historians, artists, and master restorers facilitate the dialogues, individual and collective critiques, seminars, and workshops. http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/arquetopia-summer-2016

2. SELF-DIRECTED ARTIST RESIDENCIES 2016
ART, DESIGN, OR PHOTOGRAPHY PRODUCTION
PUEBLA or OAXACA Self-Directed terms of 4 to 12 weeks, creating in the majestic city of Puebla or the peaceful countryside of Oaxaca. http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/art-design-or-photography-residency

3. ART EDUCATORS SPECIAL ARTIST RESIDENCY 2016
PUEBLA or OAXACA Terms of 4 weeks, working at prominent museums, schools, or art centers with diverse groups of students from 6 to 18 years old in the majestic city of Puebla or the peaceful countryside of Oaxaca. http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/art-educators-residency

4. ART HISTORY OR CULTURAL RESEARCH RESIDENCY 2016
PUEBLA Self-directed terms of 3 to 8 weeks, exploring the magnificent southern Mexico’s unique archives and resources from pre-Hispanic to contemporary, in the majestic city of Puebla. http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/art-history-or-cultural-research-residency

5. MEXICAN CERAMICS SPECIAL ARTIST RESIDENCY 2016
PUEBLA Self-directed terms of 6 to 12 weeks in the majestic city of Puebla. Residents produce work at a prominent ceramics factory studio in Puebla’s central historic district, working alongside the factory’s artists. http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/ceramics-residency

6. MEXICAN CULINARY ARTS INSTRUCTIONAL ARTIST RESIDENCY 2015/2016
PUEBLA Terms of 4 weeks with master instruction at our culinary partner restaurant by a prominent local chef in several diverse traditional and contemporary Mexican techniques using local ingredients and resources in majestic Puebla. http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/2014-10-12-17-29-20/mexican-culinary-arts-residency

7. GOLD LEAFING AND ANTIQUE ART TECHNIQUES INSTRUCTIONAL ARTIST RESIDENCY 2016
PUEBLA Terms of 3 weeks with master instruction in various art techniques, with time for independent production, at a prominent art museum in Puebla’s majestic central historic district. Extendable for up to 12 weeks as a self-directed Art Production Residency. http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/2014-10-12-17-29-20/gold-leafing-residency

8. NATURAL PIGMENTS INSTRUCTIONAL ARTIST RESIDENCY 2016
OAXACA Terms of 3 weeks in with master instruction in making and using various natural pigments, with time for independent production, in the peaceful countryside of Oaxaca. Extendable for up to 12 weeks as a self-directed Art Production Residency. http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/2014-10-12-17-29-20/natural-pigments-residency

9. NOVOHISPANIC ARTS INSTRUCTIONAL ARTIST RESIDENCIES 2015/2016
PUEBLA Terms of 3 weeks with master instruction in one of four Novohispanic art techniques: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, or Graphic Arts, with time for independent production, at a prominent art museum in Puebla’s majestic central historic district. Extendable for up to 12 weeks as a self-directed Art Production Residency. http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/2014-10-12-17-29-20/novohispanic-arts-residencies

10. PRINTMAKING SPECIAL ARTIST RESIDENCY 2016
PUEBLA Self-directed terms of 4 to 12 weeks in the majestic city of Puebla. Residents produce work at a prominent printmaking museum and studio in Puebla’s central historic district, working alongside the museum’s artists. http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/printmaking-residency

11. MEXICAN TEXTILES INSTRUCTIONAL ARTIST RESIDENCY 2016
OAXACA Terms of 3 weeks with master instruction in traditional back-strap weaving or in embroidery, with time for independent production, in the peaceful countryside of Oaxaca. Extendable for up to 12 weeks as a self-directed Art Production Residency. http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/2014-10-12-17-29-20/mexican-textiles-residency

12. WRITERS RESIDENCY 2016
OAXACA Self-directed terms of 3 to 8 weeks in the peaceful countryside of Oaxaca. http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/writers-residency

Arquetopia is not a rental space but a full array of programs with substantial content. In contrast to vacation property rentals, tourist resorts, B&B’s, and sublets advertised as quasi art centers, both Arquetopia and Arquetopia Oaxaca have always been spaces exclusively for productive art professionals, writers, and researchers and include structured programs; a network of collaborative workspaces, institutions, and studios; and project support.

Arquetopia is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our diverse local and international community. Arquetopia’s resident artist and staff backgrounds vary in all aspects. As part of Arquetopia’s mission is to promote diversity, Arquetopia actively fights discrimination by offering access to its programs and activities without regard to race, color, gender or gender expression, national origin, age, religion, creed, or sexual orientation.

Arquetopia on the Web: www.arquetopia.org
Arquetopia Blog: www.arquetopia.com
Arquetopia on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Arquetopia
Arquetopia Oaxaca on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArquetopiaOaxaca

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