Writers Residency Nov 2017. Fee Reduction. Arquetopia. Oaxaca, Mexico
Deadline: 8 Oct, 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: Oaxaca, Mexico
Deadline: 8 Oct, 2017
Duration: Session dates November 6 to December 4, 2017 (4 weeks). Special fee reduction.
Eligibility: Emerging or mid-career writers, journalists, playwrights, translators, and graduate students; minimum age 22
Support: Detailed at http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/residencies-general-info
Costs: Fee reduction; see below
Self-directed session of 4 weeks during November 2017 in the Oaxaca countryside.
Session dates November 6 to December 4, 2017 (4 weeks). Special fee reduction.
Apply Now Through Sunday, October 8, 2017.
Spaces are limited. Our selection committee evaluates all residency applications when they are received vs. after the deadline has passed. Fee reduction option; e-mail us.
This residency offers competitive professional opportunities for emerging or mid-career, national or international writers, journalists, playwrights, translators, and graduate students. As part of Arquetopia’s mission, we promote international experiences in the field of culture by promoting Mexico’s rich and diverse artistic heritage. We are aware that understanding Mexico’s cultural context and complexity is key for a successful cultural exchange; therefore we offer a flexible program that provides the necessary social and cultural research and aesthetic resources to connect the writer’s project with the context of Mexico. All proposals are welcome.
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 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.
OAXACA, SOUTHERN MEXICO
The colonial city of Oaxaca is nestled in a valley in the Sierra Madre mountain range of southern Mexico. Oaxaca is located 450 km (280 mi) southeast of Mexico City and is reachable via three international airports: Oaxaca (OAX), Puebla (PBC), and Mexico City (MEX). With a population of 265,000, Oaxaca boasts magnificent colonial architecture and mild-to-warm temperatures year-round.
WHAT THIS RESIDENCY INCLUDES
•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
•Individual live/work space with natural light provided with table or desk
RESIDENCY FEE, DATES, AND TERMS
Dates: 4 weeks, November 6 to December 4, 2017.
Fee: Special reduced fee of USD $479 per week.
Payment Deadline: Residency Fee due within 5 days of selection notification.
HOW TO APPLY
Contact Chris at email@example.com
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.
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