Deadline: Open call

Gracia Creative Residency and Rest Space in Guatemala

Gracia is a multi-disciplinary residency in the outskirts of Antigua Guatemala.

Description of residency program
Gracia is a multi-disciplinary residency in the outskirts of Antigua Guatemala offering a platform for creative experiments and space for togetherness. The residency hosts artists and non-artists across all fields to support research, conversation and connection surrounding creative work, process and purpose. 

Duration of residency
11 days, 10 nights. We welcome applications with desired residency dates of up to a year in advance.

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
Open to artists, thinkers, writers, scientists, artisans, designers, magicians, earth beings committed to research, practice, and openness to discover. 

You don’t need to be an artist or a creative person to apply – that language may appear but please let it be clearly known ANY person working or not working in ANY FIELD or profession or practice is ENCOURAGED to apply.

Expectations towards the resident
Residents work independently on proposed project or research. General orientation, research assistance and guidance towards local resources are available throughout the residency by the residency Director and local artist Mafer Hernández. We assist with project development and research as much as possible to create a platform of support, conversation, reflection and accessibility.  That said, all needs and desires are not always possible to access and the primary work does lie in the hands of resident themselves.  

Residents are also encouraged to do nothing, to rest, to not work. To read one book slowly. Or go into town everyday and explore. You may design this residency however you wish. 

Accommodation, Studio/ workspace
Residents have a private room & shared bath, full access to common spaces, kitchen with basic cooking supplies, a non-perishable food pantry, a garden to spend time in, and a private deck / studio with a table, basic materials and wall space.

At this time Gracia hosts one resident or two collaborators at a time in our home located near Antigua Guatemala.

Fees and support
10 days: $650/person. ($575/person for co-applicants sharing a room) 

Children are welcome and there are no extra person charges.

Applying is FREE.

50% deposit due upon confirmation of attendance. Final deposit will be due two weeks before the program. Deposits are non-refundable.

Application information
To apply, please visit our website and fill this form.

If you have questions or need more information, send us an email gracia.residency @ 

To all applicants: the house is located near Antigua, it is a short 10 min. drive from town. The distance is to ensure the residents have their own space for projects. Please make a mental note of this quality of the experiment before applying.

Supplied by Gracia:
- Private bedroom with comfortable desk and chair.
- Private deck & studio with work space & basic materials.
- Access to the house and garden. Wifi in common spaces.
- Basic cooking supplies including tea and coffee. Dinner is provided on Sunday.
- General orientation, research assistance and guidance towards project development and local resources.
- Free pick up on your arrival from Antigua to the house.

Gracia is:
A restful, comfortable and quiet space.
Considerate of our residents needs. We are flexible and listening.
Open to welcome all beings from all races, all religions, all countries of origin, all sexual orientations, all genders, all abilities.

Gracia Creative Residency and Rest Space in Guatemala

Gracia Creative Residency and Rest Space in Guatemala


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