Mexican Textiles Instructional Residencies Fall & Winter 2017. Arquetopia. Oaxaca, Mexico
Deadline: 13 Aug, 2017
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Location: Oaxaca, 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 artists, minimum age 22
Support: Detailed at http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/residencies-general-info
Costs: See below
With master instruction, learn to create traditional Mexican Textiles (back-strap weaving, embroidery, or tapestry) in the countryside of Oaxaca, southern Mexico. Extendable 3- or 4-week sessions during Fall or Winter 2017.
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.
MEXICAN TEXTILES INSTRUCTIONAL ARTIST RESIDENCY: WEAVING, EMBROIDERY, OR TAPESTRY
This is a production residency that includes master instruction (Weaving or Embroidery: 27 hours total, 9 hours per week; Tapestry: 36 hours total, 9 hours per week) in Mexican textiles techniques. Residents learn how to use the traditional back-strap loom, including how to assemble it, and basic weaving techniques; or they learn Mexican embroidery techniques for which we offer instruction in the following: cross-stitching, chain-stitching, shading, and pepenado hilván; or they learn tapestry techniques, using the large floor loom. Each technique is offered separately. Residents wishing to do multiple techniques may apply for consecutive residencies.
OUR ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAMS
Our Artist-in-Residence Programs offer competitive professional opportunities for emerging and mid-career, national and international artists, designers, curators, art historians, art educators, journalists, writers, and cultural researchers age 22 and over.
Arquetopia is distinguished worldwide for its array of unique residency programs with substantial content. In contrast to various property rental schemes, tourist resorts, B&B’s, and sublets elsewhere, our residency spaces function exclusively for productive art professionals, writers, and researchers and include structured, informative programs; a network of collaborative workspaces, institutions, and studios; and individualized project support.
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.
In renewing our commitment to sustainability and nature, we honor Oaxaca’s traditions by incorporating into our residency a deeper comprehension of how art and the surrounding ecosystem coexist harmonically.
Our alpine-style villa hosts up to four artists at a time, with sweeping mountain and city views from the artist rooms.
WHAT THIS RESIDENCY INCLUDES
•Weaving or Embroidery: 27 hours master instruction (9 hours per week)
•Tapestry: 36 hours master instruction (9 hours per week)
•Each resident meets weekly with our staff for individualized research assistance/resources, project guidance, and critiques
Accommodation, Meals, and Local Transportation:
•Furnished, private bedroom
•Meals and 24-hour access to stocked kitchen and dining room
•Private bathrooms with modern fixtures and showers
•Though cheap, everyday public transportation is also available from the residency vicinity into the city, Arquetopia provides scheduled transportation into downtown Oaxaca twice per week by van
Studio Workspace and Materials:
•Individual live/work space with natural light provided with table or desk
•24-hour access to larger, shared studio with generous natural light
•Personal workspace with large table
•Materials and supplies for the instructional course provided
•Materials and supplies for additional project production not included but available for purchase locally
RESIDENCY FEE AND DATES
Term Length - Weaving or Embroidery: 3 weeks; Tapestry: 4 weeks during Fall or Winter 2017, with option to extend for 1 to 9 more weeks as a self-directed Art Production Residency. Applicants nominate their own range of dates.
Fee: USD $730 per week. Optional Art Production Residency extension USD $595 per week.
HOW TO APPLY
Contact Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the Arquetopia website at http://www.arquetopia.org
Complete and submit the 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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