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All Residency Programs for Artists, Designers, Curators & Art Historians (Instructional & Non-Instructional Programs) – All Sessions in 2021

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Arquetopia Foundation & International Artist Residency – Puebla, Mexico

All Residency Programs for Artists, Designers, Curators & Art Historians (Instructional & Non-Instructional Programs) – All Sessions in 2021

 

Founded in 2009, Arquetopia Foundation is an internationally established, award-winning nonprofit arts and cultural foundation with a social scope that emphasizes critical thinking through artistic practices. Our comprehensive, customized International Artist-in-Residence Programs are the largest and most reputable in 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 and Peru’s complexity in context and incorporating nuances in narratives and interpretation especially of the 3,000-year heritage of visual culture of these two countries. Our residency programs offer competitive professional opportunities for emerging and mid-career, national and international artists, designers, curators, art historians, art educators, writers, journalists, and cultural researchers age 20 and over.

MEET OUR PAST RESIDENT ARTISTS: For profiles, feedback and testimonials from many of our outstanding past resident artists, art historians, and writers, don't miss this page on our website: Arquetopia Foundation: Our Resident Artists

Arquetopia Foundation is now welcoming applications for the following residency programs in the majestic central historic district of Puebla, Mexico. Click on each link below for program info on our website.

 

PART 1 – SPECIAL RESIDENCY PROGRAM FOR ARTISTS, ART HISTORIANS, CURATORS, RESEARCHERS & STUDENTS: JUNE/JULY 2021

 

1. ART & ACTIVISM: ARQUETOPIASUMMER 2021 Triple International Academic Residency Program June/July 2021: Includes Printmaking Technique Instruction, Site-Specific Intervention, and independent production.

ART & ACTIVISM: Arquetopia’s renowned flagship residency program, ARQUETOPIASUMMER 2021 will focus on the relationship between art practices, activism, and the visual history of Mexico.

 

PART 2 – RESIDENCIES FOR ARTISTS, ART HISTORIANS & RESEARCHERS: ALL SESSIONS IN 2021 (MENTORED, NON-INSTRUCTIONAL)

 

2. Art, Design, or Photography Residency.
Flexible sessions of 4 to 12 weeks; various techniques.

3. Mexican Ceramics Residency.
Flexible sessions of 6 to 12 weeks.

4. Printmaking Residency.
Flexible sessions of 4 to 12 weeks.

5. Art Educators Residency.

Develop new art education projects with students, exploring diverse pedagogic techniques with multiculturalism. Staff-assisted, extendable sessions of 4 weeks.

6. Art History or Cultural Research Residency.

Explore magnificent southern Mexico’s unique archives and resources from pre-Hispanic to contemporary. Self-directed (staff-assisted), flexible sessions of 3 to 8 weeks.

 

PART 3 – ARTIST RESIDENCIES WITH MASTER TECHNIQUE INSTRUCTION: ALL SESSIONS IN 2021

 

7. Gold Leafing & Estofado Instructional Residency.

Learn an array of Gold Leafing (Gilding) and Estofado techniques, with time for independent production. Extendable sessions of 3 weeks.

8. Organic Painting Instructional Residency.
Learn an array of Organic Painting techniques, with time for independent production. Extendable sessions of 3 weeks.

9. Pre-Columbian Ceramics Instructional Residency.

Learn pre-Columbian Ceramics techniques, with time for independent production. Extendable sessions of 5 weeks.

Arquetopia is distinguished worldwide for its array of unique, customized residency programs with substantial content. Our residency spaces function exclusively for productive art professionals, writers, and researchers and are built on comprehensive, mentored and informative programs; a network of premier collaborative workspaces, institutions, and studios; and personalized project support.

Arquetopia is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our diverse local and international community. Arquetopia’s resident artist and staff backgrounds vary in all aspects. As part of Arquetopia’s mission is to promote diversity, Arquetopia actively fights discrimination by offering access to its programs and activities without regard to race, color, gender or gender expression, national origin, age, religion, creed, or sexual orientation.

 

Deadline: 
07/26/2020
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International Call For Artists - Public Art Piece

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International Call For Artists - Public Art Piece
For a Real Estate Project in Mexico City - Neuchâtel's Central Plaza in Nuevo Polanco

 

MIRA and MASSIVart invite national and international artists to develop a proposal for a permanent public artwork to be located in the public plaza of MIRA’s latest real estate development in Mexico City: Neuchâtel’s Cuadrante Polanco.

A total budget of 6,000,000.00 MXN Pesos will be allocated to the art installation’s project to give artists the opportunity to create an iconic landmark for Mexico City while beautifying the urban public landscape.

The call for artists will be two-phased:

  • The first stage will shortlist three to four applicants based on qualifications demonstrated from the applicant’s Curriculum Vitae, portfolio of work, and preliminary artistic approach.
     
  • In the second stage, each of the three or four artists or artist teams/collectives will be given a compensatory fee to create a detailed artist proposal including written information, a budget, sketches and renders, preliminary construction plan and other descriptive presentation materials as needed to fully describe the concept intent.

The artists selected during the 1st phase will be aligned with the artistic direction of MIRA and MASSIVart as well as the vision of Neuchâtel Cuadrante Polanco, which is led by a desire to create an iconic and timeless art installation that has the power to engage passersby.

Prize summary: 
6,000,000.00 MXN Pesos
Prizes Details: 

Each shortlisted artist appearing before the jury will receive, in consideration of detailed proposal and presentation, a fee of $15,000.00 MXN pesos + taxes, which will be paid to him or her on presentation of an invoice.

Fees and charges granted under this by-law are subject to the prescribed taxes.

Deadline: 
06/29/2020

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Panorámica, International Independent Film Festival

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The biggest independent film festival in México, now in its seventh edition!

Panorámica, International Independent Film Festival invites students of cinema, visual arts and communication, independent filmmakers, amateurs and professionals, from all around the world, to participate in PANORÁMICA 7th Edition 2020, which will be screened in several venues in Mexico City.

Panorámica is a spot for the promotion and display of cinematographic works. This event is a non-profit organisation, and its main priority is the independent cinema created by emerging filmmakers from all over the world.

The main aim of the Festival is to provide to new filmmakers the possibility of making their works widely known, and thus to facilitate a dialogue between the author and its audience. In order to make this happen, Panorámica will conduct Q&A sessions between the author, the festival’s crew/cast and the audience; these sessions will take place during the Festival.

We recognize the filmmakers' work by giving them a certificate for their participation. There will not be a physical or monetary award.

Opel call for entries: february 1st to July 19th.
Notification day: August 16th.
To be screened on October.

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Panorámica, Muestra Internacional de Cine Independiente convoca a estudiantes de cine, artes visuales, comunicación y carreras afines, así como cineastas independientes, amateurs y profesionales, de todo el mundo, a participar en su Séptima Edición 2020, la cual se llevará a cabo en diversas sedes de la República Mexicana.

Panorámica es un espacio para el apoyo, la difusión y la exhibición de obras cinematográficas; es presentada como un medio sin fines de lucro y su prioridad es el cine independiente realizado por creadores emergentes alrededor del mundo.

Las películas que se presentan no participan por ningún premio o remuneración económica, ya que el objetivo primordial de la Muestra es brindar la posibilidad a nuevos realizadores de dar a conocer su trabajo, así como ofrecer un diálogo entre el autor y el espectador; para poder llevarlo a cabo, Panorámica realiza sesiones de Q&A entre el cineasta y parte de su equipo con la audiencia asistente; así como conferencias y mesas de debate sobre distintos temas de interés, contando con invitados especiales expertos en la cinematografía universal.

Convocatoria abierta del 1° de febrero al 19 de julio (contando con tres etapas).
Notificando a los seleccionados el día 16 de agosto.
Para proyectarse durante el mes de octubre del 2020.

Prizes Details: 

The finalists (30 films) will be screened at several valuables venues in Mexico City.
The directors have the opportunity to attend the Q&A sessions during the festival.
All films selected will receive award-certificates.

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
It depends on the date of registration.
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Open Roads

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“Open Roads” is a highly flexible residency for self-directed artists who are looking to devote themselves to their art and research for two weeks or a week.

Prizes Details: 

Exhibition in the annual ACRAR show.

Deadline: 
10/16/2020

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
$25
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Unearthing the Archive

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In a short amount of time, the Internet and digital technologies have dramatically changed the way we live our lives, and we are beginning to register and quantify how our daily contact with the digital world has altered the archive. How is technology being mobilized today to preserve and present archive and history? This residency invites participants to experience ANIMA Casa Rural through the lens of the archive, and consider how can the historical archive be used to find a way forward and makes sense of today.

Throughout the residency we will visit The National Archives of Mexico, Archivo de Instrumentos Públicos, Archivo del Arzobispado de Guadalajara, Archivo General de Notarías del Estado de Jalisco, and various archives in the surrounding area. Studio visits with archivists and local artists, will give participants the opportunity to explore these archives and further their own research. This residency will develop terms for working in the archive, and explore examples from contemporary practices that we can deployed when engaging with archival materials. Workshops on the farm will consider different ways of digitizing the archive, as well as explore experimental ways that the archive can be used in your artistic practice like digital editing, green screen, performance and installation. Participants are encourage to apply to this residency with a particular theme or focus they wish to research in the archives.

Prizes Details: 

Exhibition in the annual ACRAR show.

Deadline: 
09/18/2020

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
25
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Rethinking the Table

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Rethinking The Table is a two week residency program that looks into re conceptualize the communal dining table. Challenging both the physical parameters of the table and the symbolic layers of meaning manifest in communal eating. The residency utilized a series of workshops, excursions, group discussions, interventions & rituals, as well as each participant’s personal creative practices to build collectively tow dinners as exhibition with local guests.

We conceive of the table and the act of eating together as an entry point into a myriad of politically and socially charged conversations. We sought to use this simple act as a lens through which we can examine, research, deconstruct and ultimately rethink our relationship to food, eating and the each other.

Deadline: 
08/24/2020

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Fee Detail: 
$25
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