Residencies, Workshops, Exchanges
Mexican Ceramics Residency Fall & Winter 2017. Arquetopia. Puebla, Mexico
Type: Residencies, Workshops, Exchanges [View all]
Posted by: Arquetopia Foundation and International Artist Residency (Mexico and Peru)
Deadline: Sun, August 13th, 2017
Self-directed sessions of 6 to 12 weeks during Fall or Winter 2017 in the majestic central historic district of Puebla, Mexico.
Apply Now through Sunday, August 13, 2017.
Spaces are limited. Our selection committee evaluates all residency applications when they are received vs. after the deadline has passed.
MEXICAN CERAMICS SPECIAL ARTIST RESIDENCY
The Mexican Ceramics Special Artist Residency is a self-directed Art Production Residency that provides the unique opportunity to produce a variety of work on-site or at a prominent ceramics factory studio in the central historic district of Puebla (the majestic city most famous for Talavera ceramics).
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.
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.
A spectacular, four-story 1939 Mexican Colonial California-style compound conveniently located in Puebla’s central historic district and close to the city square accommodates the offices, residency space for up to 12 artists-in-residence, and numerous production spaces of Arquetopia. The residency offers a large, natural-light studio; a darkroom; a printmaking studio, a ceramics firing facility with a medium-sized gas kiln; a natural pigments laboratory; ten furnished bedrooms; a large dining room; an open-access kitchen; furnished outdoor terraces and viewing decks; a small botanical garden; a research library; and a rooftop lounge with panoramic views of the city.
PUEBLA, SOUTHERN MEXICO
Accessible via two international airports in Puebla (PBC) and Mexico City (MEX), Puebla is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that lies 136 km (84 mi) from Mexico City and has approximately 5,000 colonial buildings. With a population of 2.7 million, Puebla is famous for a deep cultural identity, delicious cuisine, and Talavera ceramics. Puebla has a mild climate year-round.
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
•Use of Arquetopia’s residency spaces including 4th-floor lounge and outdoor terraces
•Shared bathrooms with modern fixtures and showers
Studio Workspace and Materials:
•NEW as of January 2017: On-site ceramics facility with medium-sized (2ft X 2ft X 2ft) kiln
•24-hour access to large and bright, shared art studio with generous natural light
•Personal workspace with large table and wall space
•Access to special facilities (such as our partnered ceramics studios) provided
•Ceramics materials and supplies (clay and standard glazes) provided
RESIDENCY FEE, DATES, AND TERMS
Term Length: 6 to 12 weeks during Fall or Winter 2017. Applicants nominate their own range of dates.
Fee: USD $595 per week.
HOW TO APPLY
Contact Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the Arquetopia website at 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.
Posted on Tue, July 25th, 2017
Expires on Sun, August 13th, 2017
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