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Art Educators Residency Spring & Summer 2018. Arquetopia. Puebla, Mexico

Deadline: 3 Dec, 2017

Disciplines: Activism, Administration, All Disciplines, Animation, Architecture, Art Education, Ceramics, Choreography, Collaboration, Community, Composition, Concept & Theory, Crafts & Trades, Critical studies, Curatorial, Dance, Design, Digital, Drawing, Engineering, Experimental, Film & Video, Fine art, Gastronomy, Glass, Installation, Journalism, Land Art, Light and Projection, Literature, Media Arts, Moving Image, Music & Sound, Other, Painting, Pedagogy, Performance, Philosophy, Photography, Poetry, Printmaking, Research, Science, Sculpture, Social Practice, Sound, Technology, Textile, Theater, Urbanism, Visual Arts, Writing.

Location: Puebla, Mexico

Deadline: 3 Dec, 2017

Duration: 4 weeks during Spring or Summer 2018 with option to extend for 1 to 8 more weeks as a self-directed Art Production Residency. Applicants nominate their own range of dates.

Eligibility: Emerging or mid-career art educators, minimum age 22

Support: Detailed at

Costs: Fee reduction possible. See below.


Program Description:

Develop new art education projects with students, exploring diverse pedagogic techniques with multiculturalism in southern Mexico’s schools or prominent museums. Extendable 4-week sessions during Spring or Summer 2018 in majestic Puebla.

Fee reduction possible. Apply now through Sunday, December 3, 2017. Spaces are limited. Our committee processes all residency applications when they are received vs. after the deadline has passed.


The Art Educators Residency is a special program designed for art educators of diverse approaches and experience who are interested in developing educational projects and pedagogic methods in a museum setting, and promoting multicultural dialogue by addressing social themes through the arts.

This residency is a unique opportunity to work at prominent museums, schools, or art centers in Puebla with diverse groups of students from 6 to 18 years old. Projects should make an emphasis on both the process and end result, promoting activities in which students play an active role, integrating the cultural-exchange experience as part of the teaching-learning process.

All proposals should include

1) an introduction describing the educational approach, pedagogic references, etc.;
2) a description of the proposed activities, goals, target students, equipment and materials needed;

3) a description of the expected educational outcomes.

Founded in 2009, Arquetopia is an internationally established, award-winning nonprofit arts and cultural foundation. Arquetopia is distinguished worldwide for its array of unique residency programs with academic content.


A spectacular, four-story 1939 Mexican Colonial California-style compound conveniently located in Puebla's central historic district and close to the Zócalo (city square) accommodates the offices, residency space for up to 12 artists-in-residence, and numerous production spaces of Arquetopia. Recently renovated and expanded, the residency offers a large, natural-light studio/gallery; an equipped darkroom; a ceramics studio with a gas kiln; a natural pigments laboratory; a multi-room public gallery space; ten furnished bedrooms; a large dining room; an open-access kitchen; furnished outdoor terraces and viewing decks; a research library; and a rooftop lounge with panoramic views of the city.


Accessible via two international airports in Puebla (PBC) and Mexico City (MEX), Puebla is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that lies 136 km (84 mi) from Mexico City and has approximately 5,000 colonial buildings. 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. 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 2,200 m (7,200 ft), Puebla features a temperate subtropical highland climate, resulting in an average of only three days per year seeing temperatures above 29°C (84°F).

Staff Support:
+Each resident meets weekly with our staff for individualized research assistance/resources, project guidance, and critiques
+Our residencies are process-based; residents are not expected to give talks, exhibitions, or workshops
Accommodation and Meals:
+Furnished, private bedroom
+Meals and 24-hour access to the kitchen and dining room
+Wireless Internet
+Use of Arquetopia's residency spaces including 4th-floor lounge and outdoor terraces
+Shared bathrooms with modern fixtures and showers
Studio Workspace and Materials:
+24-hour access to large and bright, shared art studio with generous natural light
+Personal workspace with large table and wall space
+Equipped darkroom provided for photographers
+Some materials and tools provided (ask our staff)
+For self-directed residencies, artists bring their own materials and supplies or obtain them locally

Term Length: 4 weeks during Spring or Summer 2018, with option to extend for 1 to 8 more weeks as a self-directed Art Production Residency. Applicants nominate their own range of dates.
Fee: USD $645 per week.
Payment Deadline: Deposit of 20% of Residency Fee due within 1 week of selection. Balance due by 90 days prior to residency start date. Fee reduction possible for optional full payment (vs. deposit/balance).

E-mail Chris at
Visit the Arquetopia website at
Complete and submit the Arquetopia Artist-in-Residence Online Application Form, following the instructions on the web page.
Following selection, applicants are notified immediately via e-mail.

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