Writers Residency Spring & Summer 2018. Arquetopia. Cusco, Peru
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: Cusco, Peru
Deadline: 3 Dec, 2017
Duration: 3 to 8 weeks during Spring or Summer 2018. Applicants nominate their own range of residency dates.
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 possible. See below.
Self-directed sessions of 3 to 8 weeks during Spring or Summer 2018 in the Sacred Valley of the Incas of Cusco, Peru.
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.
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 Peru’s rich and diverse artistic heritage. We are aware that understanding the local 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 Peru. All proposals are welcome.
We welcome writers from diverse genres: poetry, prose, drama, screen and playwriting, children’s literature, journalism including magazine articles and editorials, as well as translators and editors who are interested in creating work while experiencing specific cultural expressions from Mexico or Peru.
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.
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.
Like our other two residency spaces, Arquetopia Cusco incorporates a deeper comprehension of how art and the surrounding ecosystems, as well as the complex cultural heritage, is rooted in the sense of community. Arquetopia’s residency spaces continue to be open for dialogue, exchanges, and encounters while emphasizing our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint, reusing materials, and recycling waste.
Our Peruvian-style villa hosts up to four artists at a time, with sweeping mountain and views of the town from the artist rooms.
The city of Cusco is accessible via two international airports in Cusco (CUZ) and Lima (LIM). Cusco was classified in 1972 as Cultural Heritage of the Peruvian Nation and declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. Located in the heart of the Central Peruvian Andes of South America at 3,400 m (11,155 ft) above sea level, the Cusco region extends into a fertile alluvial valley of approximately 20 km (12 mi), called the Sacred Valley of the Incas, an incomparable scenic and historical major destination.
WHAT THIS RESIDENCY INCLUDES
+ 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
+ Shared bathrooms with modern fixtures and showers
+ Individual live/work space with natural light provided with table or desk
RESIDENCY FEE AND DATES
Term Length: 3 to 8 weeks during Spring or Summer 2018. Applicants nominate their own range of dates.
Fee: USD $695 per week.
Payment Deadlines: 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
Contact Chris at firstname.lastname@example.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.
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