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Art History or Cultural Research Residency Fall & Winter 2017. Arquetopia. Puebla, Mexico

Deadline: 13 Aug, 2017

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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: 13 Aug, 2017

Duration: 3 weeks during Fall or Winter 2017 (September to December), with option to extend for 1 to 9 more weeks as a self-directed Art Production Residency. Applicants nominate their own range of dates.

Eligibility: Emerging or mid-career art historians, curators, researchers, and grad students, minimum age 22

Support: Detailed at http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/residencies-general-info

Costs: See below

URL: http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/art-history-or-cultural-research-residency

Program Description:

Explore magnificent southern Mexico’s unique archives and resources from pre-Hispanic to contemporary. Self-directed sessions of 3 to 8 weeks during Fall or Winter 2017 in the magnificent central historic district of Puebla.

Apply Now Through Sunday, August 13, 2017.
Spaces are limited. Our selection committee evaluates all residency applications when they are received vs. after the deadline has passed.

ART HISTORY OR CULTURAL RESEARCH RESIDENCY

This is a self-directed, non-production based, non-instructional residency designed for curators, art historians, and researchers as well as art history, visual culture, and cultural studies graduate students. Residents work independently in our spaces and special partnered facilities.

Each residency is a unique research experience in which residents pursue their own projects free from academic obligations, make use of diverse collections, and participate in the intellectual life of the city. We welcome students and professionals from diverse backgrounds using different methodologies including but not limited to: formalism, social and cultural history, semiotics, and psychoanalysis, interested in immersing themselves in the research of Mexican culture and spending time in the magnificent and historic Spanish colonial city of Puebla.

Access to Archives, Libraries, and Experts
We encourage all residents to develop interdisciplinary investigations for a richer understanding of the subject and artistic practice. Therefore, we provide research guidance and access to experts in the humanities, unique archives and resources such as the Palafoxiana Library, José María Lafragua Library, Juan Crisóstomo Méndez Photo Archive, and the Museum of Religious Art Ex-Convento de Santa Mónica.

ARQUETOPIA
Founded in 2009, Arquetopia is an internationally established, award-winning nonprofit arts and cultural foundation with a social scope that emphasizes critical thinking through artistic practices. Our Artist-in-Residence Programs are the largest and most reputable in Mexico and Latin America, with an array of contents anchored in a solid structure of collaborations with prominent cultural institutions, renowned experts, and notable artists.

We are invested in approaching art and art history with a critical perspective by understanding Mexico’s complexity in context and incorporating nuances in narratives and interpretation of Mexico’s 3,000-year heritage of visual culture. Since its founding, Arquetopia has raised the bar in the residency field, becoming a reference to every residency program in Mexico and influencing most of them in approaching artmaking with more rigorous practices, critical perspectives, and high standards.

ARQUETOPIA PUEBLA

A spectacular, four-story 1939 Mexican Colonial California-style compound conveniently located in Puebla's central historic district and close to the city square accommodates the offices, residency space for up to 12 artists-in-residence, and numerous production spaces of Arquetopia. The residency offers a large, natural-light studio; a darkroom; a printmaking studio, a ceramics firing facility with a medium-sized gas kiln; a natural pigments laboratory; ten furnished bedrooms; a large dining room; an open-access kitchen; furnished outdoor terraces and viewing decks; a small botanical garden; a research library; and a rooftop lounge with panoramic views of the city.

PUEBLA, SOUTHERN MEXICO

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 and Talavera ceramics. Puebla has a mild climate year-round.

WHAT THIS RESIDENCY INCLUDES
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 stocked 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
•Housekeeping
Workspace:
•Personal workspace with desk or table
•Access to special facilities (such as our partnered museums and other research facilities) provided

RESIDENCY FEE AND DATES
Term Length: 3 to 8 weeks during Fall or Winter 2017. Applicants nominate their own range of dates.
Fee: USD $529 per week.

HOW TO APPLY
Contact Chris at info@arquetopia.org
Visit the Arquetopia website at http://www.arquetopia.org
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.

More Info: http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/art-history-or-cultural-research-residency

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