Arquetopia Art Production Artist Residency – Puebla, Mexico – Start Feb/Mar/Apr 2013
Experience Arquetopia’s premier art space in the magnificent Spanish colonial city of Puebla!
Experience Arquetopia’s premier art space in the magnificent Spanish colonial city of Puebla, in south-central Mexico's green and temperate highlands. Art Production terms of 3 to 8 weeks, to start during February, March, or April 2013.
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.
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.
• Paper (papel amate)
• Graphic design
• Talavera ceramics
• Ephemeral (including food and other perishable materials)
• Digital media
• Textiles, fiber arts*
RESIDENCY PROGRAM GUIDELINES
• Selection decisions are based on artistic work. Candidates at all stages of their careers (emerging and established) must display a demonstrated sense of potential. The residency is for artists who want to advance their work.
• The residency pool is diverse in all aspects.
• The residency program is an opportunity for artists to pursue their own work, free of pressure (especially work that in their particular circumstances would normally be difficult to produce; however, there is an optional structure of critical study during the residency, such as studio visits, visiting artists, etc. Residents are encouraged to work with the visiting artist/critic program.
• The creation of community among fellow artists and staff during the residency period is important.
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.
This Art Production Artist Residency term is for 3 to 8 weeks, to start during February, March, or April 2013.
The fee per person is USD $495 per week, with a minimum of 3 weeks (at least 4 weeks minimum suggested for certain techniques). Payment of Total Residency Fee due within 1 week of selection notification.
Complete and submit together online/via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org all of the following:
1. The Arquetopia Artist-in-Residence Program Application (completed and scanned)
2. Resume or curriculum vitae
3. Five sample images of your artwork and a signed statement attesting that all works are your own
4. Complete contact info (name/title/organization/address/phone/e-mail) of two professional references
5. Non-refundable Application Fee of USD $35.00 via PAYPAL to account address: “email@example.com”
• 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.
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