Art Educators Residency. All Sessions in 2018. Arquetopia. Puebla, Mexico

Develop new art education projects with students, exploring diverse pedagogic techniques with multiculturalism in southern Mexico’s schools or prominent museums. Extendable 4-week sessions during 2018 in majestic Puebla.

 

APPLY NOW: Fee reduction possible. Spaces are limited. All residency applications are evaluated for selection when they are received vs. after the deadline has passed.

 

http://www.arquetopia.org/our-artist-residencies/self-directed/art-educators-residency

 

ART EDUCATORS RESIDENCY


The Art Educators Residency is a special residency designed for art educators of diverse approaches and experience who are interested in developing educational projects and pedagogic methods in a museum setting, and promoting multicultural dialogue by addressing social themes through the arts.

 

This residency is a unique opportunity to work at prominent museums, schools, or art centers in Puebla with diverse groups of students from 6 to 18 years old. Projects should make an emphasis on 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;


3) a description of the expected educational outcomes.

 

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. Residents are strongly encouraged to explore various ways of cultural exchange as part of their artistic and/or research goals and to actively engage in critical discussions as part of their residency experience. Understanding Mexico or Peru’s context and cultural complexity is key for a successful cultural exchange. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and disciplines who are interested in creating work or inspired by art, elements, techniques or processes specific to Mexico or Peru.

 

Arquetopia is distinguished worldwide for its array of unique residency programs with academic 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 includeinformative programs; a network of collaborative workspaces, institutions, and studios; and individualized project support.

 

RESIDENCY GUIDELINES

  • Selection decisions are based on artistic work and proposed
 project. Candidates at all stages of their careers (emerging and established) must demonstrate a clear sense of potential.
  • Our pool of applicants and residents is diverse in all aspects.
  • Our residency programs are competitive opportunities for artists and researchers to pursue their own work, free of pressure (especially work that in 
their particular circumstances would normally be difficult to produce).
  • Selection priority is given to projects that explore a responsible connection 
between the applicant’s artistic practice and the cultural context of Mexico or Peru. The connection can be as broad as an artistic technique or as specific as a local theme.
  • The creation of community with fellow residents and staff during the residency period is important.

 

ARQUETOPIA FOUNDATION
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 academic 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. Since its founding, Arquetopia has raised the bar in the residency field, becoming a reference to every residency program in Latin America and influencing most of them in approaching artmaking with more rigorous practices, critical perspectives, and high standards.

 

ARQUETOPIA PUEBLA

A spectacular, four-story 1939 Mexican Colonial California-style compound conveniently located in Puebla's central historic district and close to the Zócalo (city square) accommodates the offices, residency space for up to 12 artists-in-residence, and numerous production spaces of Arquetopia. Recently renovated and expanded, the residency offers a large, natural-light studio/gallery; an equipped darkroom; a ceramics studio with a gas kiln; a natural pigments laboratory; a multi-room public gallery space; ten furnished bedrooms; a large dining room; an open-access kitchen; furnished outdoor terraces and viewing decks; 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, Talavera ceramics, and traditions rooted in the 16th-century baroque and enriched by a blend of five pre-Hispanic/indigenous cultures, Arab, Jewish, French, and Spanish influences. Puebla lies 45 km (28 mi) east of the Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl volcanoes, giving the residents a magnificent view of their snow-topped peaks. At an elevation of 2,200 m (7,200 ft), Puebla features a temperate subtropical highland climate, resulting in an average of only three days per year seeing temperatures above 29°C (84°F).

 

WHAT THIS RESIDENCY INCLUDES

Staff Support:

·       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 the kitchen and dining room

·       Wireless Internet

·       Use of Arquetopia's residency spaces including 4th-floor lounge and outdoor terraces

·       Shared bathrooms with modern fixtures and showers

·       Housekeeping

Studio Workspace and Materials:

·       24-hour access to large and bright, shared art studio with generous natural light

·       Personal workspace with large table and wall space

·       Equipped darkroom provided for photographers

·       Some materials and tools provided (ask our staff)

·       For self-directed residencies, artists bring their own materials and supplies or obtain them locally

 

RESIDENCY FEE, DATES, AND TERMS

Session Length: 4 weeks during 2018, with option to extend for 1 to 8 more weeks as a self-directed Art Production Residency. Applicants nominate their own range of dates.

Fee: USD $645 per week (incl. some materials). Deposit of 25% of Residency Fee due within 1 week of selection. Balance due by 90 days prior to residency start date. Fee reduction possible; e-mail us.

 

HOW TO APPLY

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.

 

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.

Arquetopia on the Web: www.arquetopia.org

Arquetopia on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Arquetopia

Basic Info
Deadline Type: 
Fixed
Deadline or Post Expiration: 
Monday, May 28, 2018
Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Chris Davis, Co-Executive Director
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone Number: 
+52 222 594 77 28
Contact Address: 
Avenida 15 Poniente 715
Centro Histórico
72000  Puebla  Puebla
Mexico