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Self-Directed Artist Residencies 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 to 12 weeks during Spring or Summer 2018. Applicants nominate their own range of residency dates.

Eligibility: Emerging or mid-career artists, minimum age 22

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

Costs: Fee reduction possible. See below.

URL: http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/self-directed/art-design-or-photography-residency

Program Description:

Self-directed sessions of 4 to 12 weeks during Spring or Summer 2018 in the majestic central historic district of Puebla.

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

http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/self-directed/art-design-or-photography-residency

ART, DESIGN, OR PHOTOGRAPHY PRODUCTION RESIDENCY

The Art, Design, or Photography Production Residency is a self-directed, non-instructional residency in which residents work independently in our on-site spaces.

EXAMPLES OF TECHNIQUES OFFERED (BUT NOT LIMITED TO THESE)

Drawing • Painting • Paper • Graphic design • Textiles • Sculpture • Wood carving • Performance • Ephemeral (including food and other perishable materials) • Photography: digital photography and alternative photographic processes • Digital media • Design and illustration

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. Our programs are based on a non-exploitative model promoting 
social consciousness. Residents are strongly encouraged to explore various ways of cultural exchange as part of their artistic and/or research goals and to actively engage in critical discussions as part of their residency experience.

Arquetopia is distinguished worldwide for its array of unique residency programs with academic 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 informative programs; a network of collaborative workspaces, institutions, and studios; and individualized project support.

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.

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
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
+Housekeeping
+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
+Some tools provided
+For self-directed residencies, artists bring their own materials and supplies or obtain them locally

RESIDENCY FEE, DATES, AND TERMS
Dates: Sessions of 4 to 12 weeks during Spring or Summer 2018. Applicants nominate their own range of dates.
Fee: USD $495 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).

HOW TO APPLY
E-mail 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/self-directed/art-design-or-photography-residency

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