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360 XOCHI QUETZAL Artist and Writer's Residency Program

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The 360 XOCHI QUETZAL Artist and Writer's Residency Program is located on Lake Chapala, the largest lake in Mexico, where the perfect year-round climate and stunning lake and mountain views have long established the region as an international artist mecca. Residents will be inspired by the natural beauty, history and culture of this special part of central Mexico. Chapala is located 25 minutes from Guadalajara International Airport (GDL) and 45 minutes from Guadalajara, one of the largest cities in Mexico boasting abundant cultural resources: museums, galleries, theatre and artist supplies. Xochi Quetzal is the Aztec goddess of creativity and fertility and protector of artisans. She is sure to inspire you during your stay!

 

MISSION: Our aim is to support artists, writers and musicians who would benefit from having uninterrupted time to devote to their creativity. By providing affordable live/work spaces in a beautiful and culturally rich area, we hope that our residents can make artistic progress without the stress and distractions of daily life.

 

CRITERIA: National and international visual artists, photographers, writers, playwrights, new media makers and musicians over the age of 23 are welcome to plan a personal residency. 

 

PERSONAL RESIDENCY PROGRAM:  We offer 6 live/work spaces for 2 weeks - 4 months. There is no formal application, just check our website for descriptions, pictures, pricing and availability of the spaces that are located at the historic Villa QQ Hotel.This is a perfect opportunity to finish a manuscript, prepare for a show, collect your thoughts, or plan your next body of work. It will be helpful to read some of the interviews with creatives who have come to Chapala for a personal residency 

LIVE WORK SPACES: Each space at the Villa QQ Hotel has a private entrance, sitting area, bedroom and full bathroom. Your residency also includes free wi-fi, all utilities, weekly maid service, (weekly laundry pickup is available for an additional charge) and a 22-page Residency Handbook. All rooms have patios where you can also work and relax. See pictures and descriptions on our website.

 

STUDIO SPACE: Our spaces are geared towards writers and visual artists. Work tables and easels are available for visual artists, desks and free wi-fi for writers. The Mirador Suite and Carriage House at the Villa QQ Hotel can accommodate couples or collaborative groups.

OTHER COSTS: There is no fee for attending the residency except for paying the rent on your room and your other personal expenses. You are responsible for your travel to and from Mexico. It is easy and safe to take an airport taxi which costs $440 pesos to Chapala. Download driving directions from our Facebook Page: 360 Xochi Quetzal (join us too!). You will also need to pay for your local transportation (taxis usually $5 USD), entertainment, gifts and dining. Food is inexpensive in Mexico, typically costing about  $30/week USD.  Eating out is quite affordable with meals costing  $4 - 10 USD. International calls can be made by getting an international cell plan from ATT or Sprint or downloading WhatsApp before you arrive. 

 

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To add your name, please click on the box at the top right of our webpage: www.360xochiquetzal.com  We send out occasional newsletters featuring interviews with our visiting resident artists and profiles of local Mexican and other talented artists.

 

WHAT IS CHAPALA LIKE? In a word, charming. This is a small town with a population of 25,000. You will hear horses trotting along the cobblestone boulevard in the morning on their way to the stables. Cowboys ride by using their cell phones. Birdsong accompanies you throughout the day. In the winter, thousands of white pelicans entertain us on the lake. Trees blaze with psychedelic color year round. The mountains turn green during our 5 month rainy season (June - Oct). Vendors pass by during the day hawking fresh strawberries, bottled water, and ice cream.Read more about Chapala on our website

 

FUN: All live/work spaces are walking distance to a park with a running track, pool, tennis courts and walking trails. You are also minutes from the malecon, a park-like promenade that runs along the lake for a mile. The lake is surrounded by hundreds of mountains and you will enjoy spectacular sunsets almost every night. The weather is sunny 300 days a year with average daytime temperatures in the 70s. Other nearby activities include hiking, dancing, bird-watching and thermal springs.

 

COMMUNITY: Chapala and nearby Ajijic have dozens of cafes, galleries, cultural centers, art openings, and hundreds of artists to connect or study with. Everything you need is within walking distance and bus service is frequent and inexpensive. This is a safe place to live and work and the Villa QQ Hotel grounds are locked and secure.

 

MISC:  Although speaking a little Spanish will make your time here more culturally integrated, you do not need to speak the language to get what you need. You are just a 5 minute walk from many stores, restaurants and buses.

 

HOUSE RULES: Pets are not permitted at the Villa QQ Hotel (there are other options at the many bed and breakfast hotels nearby). Smoking, drugs and firearms are expressly prohibited.

 

ABOUT THE FOUNDER: Since 2012, Deborah Kruger has been the Director of 360 Xochi Quetzal. She is also an internationally exhibiting artist working in mixed fibers, recycled materials and screen printing. View her work at www.deborahkruger.com or follow her on Instagram @deborahkrugerstudio or Facebook at @deborahkrugerartist

 

NON-DISCRIMINATION: 360 Xochi Quetzal encourages applications from artists of all backgrounds and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, national origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, HIV status, marital status, disability, or veteran status.

 

Still have questions? Email us at  360xochiquetzal@gmail.com (in English or Spanish) 

 

Deadline: 
08/04/2022
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Literary Arts | Fall Writers Session 2021 Online

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Overview
This 7-day online residency provides thematic teaching from faculty members, Q&A sessions and one-on-one workshopping. Instructors will discuss ideas, experiences, and obstacles that participants may be encountering with their writing across genre. 

What does the program offer?
This program session will allow writers across genre to explore craft, voice and workshop their manuscripts with exceptional faculty Farzana Doctor and Orlando White. Faculty will share their own work, present talks and field questions about craft, and work with writers to hone their writing in progress. The session will open with longer faculty talks and Q&A sessions, followed by 5 days of short one-on-one meetings, and then a closing reflective session.

Who should apply? 
Writers in all creative genres are invited to apply. The program is designed for emerging and established writers with a proven publication record. 

We welcome writers from all backgrounds, gender identities and expressions.

** Financial Aid up to 100% available.

Program Dates: November 29 - December 6, 2021
Application Deadline: October 6, 2021
Learn more and apply online: https://bit.ly/3wZbI2a

Prize summary: 
100% scholarship available
Deadline: 
10/06/2021
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International Call for Artists and Writers

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INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ARTISTS AND WRITERS

Artweblist, is dedicated to present most recent news about art, be a voice for artists, release articles and interviews about them. Making art reachable for anyone, anywhere. We are a fresh, independently-run Website and for the creative artists and who see the world around them and want to make it better and more beautiful for everyone. Artweblist hopes to offer the artists a space for their authentic perspectives to be collected and shared worldwide with contributors and readers are from all over the world starting it’s life at March.

Do you want your art to reach out to people around the world, share your work and imagination? Do you have your own paintings, sculptures, modern art pieces, creative or meaningful pictures, illustrations or essays and poems about anything arty? Now is your chance to display your artwork or get your voice heard by sharing your stuff on art websites. Apart from getting exposure, you could meet new business contacts or clients. A chance to publish your work to a wide audience interested in your art.

Whether you simply love art, or a casual art collector, or an avid art investor, you’ll enjoy educational facts about art culture and artists, insightful interviews and more in our website.

After your work is selected, you will be;

Published in Artweblist. Your showcase includes your website/social media links and your biography, interview.

Presented as one of the selected artists/writers in the Artweblist newsletter.

Showcased on the Artweblist website including your your website/social media links.

Listed by name online on the Artweblist website artist/writer listing directory.

Promoted on the Artweblist social media pages. 

We're looking for writing and artwork of any format or medium that is shaped by your imagination. We believe experience-based perspectives, reflections, observations and personal stories deserve to be heard in any shape of art!

If you want your work to be presented, we need your works before going live and presenting any of your article, statement, interview and/or artworks (5 or 6 pieces) to be sent to us between 18.2.2021 and 15.03.2021.

You are welcome to submit works in any medium: painting, drawing, writing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography, textile, installation, mixed media, digital, film (only jpg + link to video) etc. All visual art mediums are welcome.

 

Visual Art Guidelines :

We will accept art in JPEG, PNG or TIFF formats.

Written Guidelines :

We accept submissions in DOC, DOCX, and RTF formats.

 

Deadline: 
03/15/2021

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AURA ZINE ISSUE 1

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AURA @auracurate is an Instagram platform showcasing Women-Identifying Art Creatives, including (but not limited to); Artists, Curators, Art Historians, Designers, Gallerists etc. After 2 months of solely being an online gallery, I am looking to expand the opportunities at AURA by creating a downloadable zine. 

The first issue of the zine will be based on the theme of 'Women Artists' as a whole. 

I am looking for submissions from Women-Identifying Creatives which comment or critique this theme. Submissions can be in the form of:

  • Artwork
  • Art Reviews
  • Think Pieces
  • Art Writing
  • Articles
  • Essays
  • Any other form of work that may hit the brief

 

 

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OPEN CALL: VOLUNTEER ART WRITERS | CURATORS

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OPEN CALL: VOLUNTEER ART WRITERS | CURATORS 

Chambre Fluide Magazine is a newly launched online platform focusing on visual practices founded in April 2020. The online Journal is run by a group of creatives working in different areas with a shared passion for artistic practices and visual culture.

This is a volunteer collaboration: the contributions are not remunerated at present but we are firmly working with our colleagues in the economic field on several fundraising campaigns to make a salary possible for all the staff. This is a tough time for all of us creatives. 

We are looking for creatives willing to write about Contemporary Art, Fashion, Graphics, Design, Cinema, and Architecture.  

We are happy to collaborate with people from all over the world, from different backgrounds not limited to the artistic field. If you like the idea to work with us please email a sample of your writing and/or an article idea. 

Send us a sample of your writing and can then discuss this further and hopefully schedule a date for your article to be posted!

W. (soon available) 

 

Thank you for your interest,

Chambre Fluide Team 

Deadline: 
08/01/2020

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Luminous Expression

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“An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.” Charles Cooley

 

Luminous Expression is a monthly literary digital magazine designed to express the power of literature and storytelling by supporting writers, poets, and literary artists. It is the goal of Luminous Expression to elevate new voices while showcasing different cultures, genres, and mix media. By showcasing literature and storytelling Luminous Expression illuminates the multifaceted worlds of culture, society, art, race, gender, knowledge giving a birdseye view of current and on going issues. Luminous Expression is committed to presenting comprehensive exciting, relevant, thought provoking literature and storytelling that is all inclusive. Allowing Luminous Expression to be able to build a diverse community while introducing the art of storytelling to a broader audience. It is truly amazing the overall power and insight words on the page can provide and we welcome all voices.

The variety of genres that that are included in Luminous Expression magazine are: fiction, poetry, satire, science fiction, drama, philosophy, fantasy, comedy, lgbtq,  nonfiction, essays, philosophy, classic, action and adventure, mystery, suspense/ thriller, mythology, horror, fairy tale, short story, history, tragedy, rhetoric, historical fiction and prose

Luminous Expression is a part of The Art Of Monteque Review

Prizes Details: 

Selected writers will be featured in Luminous Expression.

Deadline: 
12/11/2019

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