Develop new art education projects and explore diverse pedagogic techniques in Mexico.
Develop new art education projects, experience multiculturalism, and explore diverse pedagogic techniques in Mexico’s prominent museums while at Arquetopia’s premier art space in the magnificent Spanish colonial city of Puebla. Extendable 4-week terms during 2013. Application Deadline Sunday, March 31, 2013.
Arquetopia’s programs promote development and social transformation through contemporary art and education with a non-traditional, culturally diverse and multidisciplinary approach. Arquetopia offers artist residency programs of the highest quality, making its staff available and creating a community among staff and resident artists, curators, writers and educators. Arquetopia’s resident backgrounds are diverse in all aspects. As part of Arquetopia’s mission is to promote diversity, artists interested in multiculturalism are especially encouraged to apply.
Puebla, known as the "City of Angels,” is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that lies 136 km (84 mi) from Mexico City and has approximately 5,000 colonial buildings. Puebla is famous for a deep cultural identity, delicious cuisine, Talavera ceramics, and traditions rooted in the 16th-century Baroque and enriched by a blend of five pre-Hispanic/indigenous cultures, Arabic, Jewish, French and Spanish influences. Accessible via two international airports in Puebla (PBC) and Mexico City (MEX), Puebla lies east of the Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl volcanoes, giving the residents a magnificent view of their snow-topped peaks. At an elevation of 2200 m (7200 ft), Puebla features a temperate subtropical highland climate, resulting in an average of only three days a year seeing temperatures rise above 29°C (84°F).
Lonely Planet, the world’s largest travel guide book and digital media publisher, recently announced that Puebla, Mexico has made its Readers’ Choice Top 10 “Best in Travel” list for 2012. After hundreds of nominations for cities and countries and regions, we are proud that Puebla was voted by experienced travelers to the Top 10, alongside such destinations as Barcelona, Reykjavik, Berlin, Istanbul and Bangkok.
A recent New York Times article named Puebla as #13 of the “45 Places to Go in 2012."
The San Francisco Chronicle recently named Puebla as one of the top five safest places in Mexico for travelers.
A large, unique three-story Mexican colonial-style house close to Puebla’s historic district and Zócalo accommodates Arquetopia’s office, residency space for up to seven artists, and production spaces.
ART EDUCATORS SPECIAL ARTIST RESIDENCY
The Art Educators Special Artist Residency offers important professional opportunities for national and international art educators age 25 and over. Our programs are oriented to promote social consciousness, and educators are strongly encouraged to address social themes, and explore intercultural dialogue as part of their artistic and educational goals for their residency project. As Arquetopia’s mission is to promote social transformation, understanding Mexico’s context, and specifically Puebla's cultural complexity, is key for a successful cultural exchange. Since our approach is contemporary, we welcome art educators with diverse approaches and experience who are interested in developing educational projects, exploring different pedagogic methods in a museum setting, and promoting multicultural dialogue by addressing social themes through the arts.
The Art Educators Special Artist Residency offers the unique opportunity to work at prominent museums in Puebla with diverse groups of students from 6 to 18 years old. Projects should make an emphasis in both the process and end result, promoting activities in which students play an active role, integrating the cultural-exchange experience as part of the teaching-learning process. All proposals should include 1) an introduction describing the educational approach, pedagogic references, etc.; 2) a description of the proposed activities, goals, target students, equipment and materials needed; and 3) a description of the expected educational outcomes.
RESIDENCY PROGRAM GUIDELINES
• Selection decisions are based on work experience and artistic merit. Candidates at all stages of their careers must display a demonstrated sense of potential. The residency is for art educators who want to explore diverse pedagogic methods, developing students’ critical judgment and aesthetic appreciation.
• The residency pool is diverse in all aspects.
• The residency program is an opportunity for art educators to pursue unconventional projects, especially projects that in their particular circumstances would normally be difficult to produce, free from daily job pressures.
• The creation of community among fellow artists and staff during the residency period is important.
INCLUDED IN ARQUETOPIA ARTIST RESIDENCIES
Comfortable Accommodation and Meals:
Residents enjoy comfortably furnished bedrooms and use of Arquetopia’s residency space including wireless Internet, lounge with TV/DVD and games, kitchen, dining room, outdoor terrace, and private bathroom with modern fixtures, shower, and hydro-massage tub. Housekeeping and most meals are also included.
Studio and Materials:
Roomy art studio is provided with personal work space, large tables, tools, some basic materials and supplies. In cases where a specific technique, space and/or materials are not available for a proposed project, our foundation will work with the artist and community on alternatives that will suit the work. Access to special facilities is also provided depending on the chosen technique.
RESIDENCY TIME PERIOD/TERM OFFERED
This Art Educators Special Artist Residency term is for 4 weeks (extendable minimum) during 2013.
RESIDENCY FEE & DEPOSIT
The fee per person is USD $2295 for 4 weeks, extendable at an additional USD $495 per additional week. Payment of USD $200 Residency Deposit due within 1 week of selection notification. Payment of Total Residency Fee due by 45 days prior to residency start date.
RESIDENCY APPLICATION PROCESS
APPLICATION DEADLINE SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 2013.
1. The Arquetopia Artist-in-Residence Program Application (completed and scanned)
2. Resume or curriculum vitae
3. Five sample images of previous projects or work experience
4. Complete contact info (name/title/organization/address/phone/e-mail) of two professional references
Independent jury comprised of three curators and/or practicing artists who reflect independence, diversity in artistic fields, gender, race, etc. and knowledge of Arquetopia's programs meets for in-person panel review and selection. Following selection, applicants are notified immediately via e-mail.
Please also see our Res Artis profile pages for Arquetopia and Arquetopia Oaxaca.
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