Arquetopia Oaxaca International Artist Residency – Oaxaca, Mexico
Self-Directed & Instructional Artist & Writers Residencies: All Sessions Summer & Fall 2018

Apply Now Through Sunday, August 19, 2018. Fee Reduction Options. Spaces are limited. All residency applications are evaluated for selection when they are received vs. after the deadline has passed.

E-mail Chris at for more information.

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 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 22 and over.

Artists-in-residence are introduced to a better understanding of Mexico or Peru’s Mesoamerican and colonial past, its modern present, and while producing, they learn to challenge contemporary art and what are considered traditional art practices; therefore, Arquetopia aids this process with a series of weekly individual meetings, discussion, critiques, and a critical bibliography that are tailored to each artist’s needs. The ultimate goal is for artists to learn new methods and techniques while questioning their own practice in the hopes of extending the critical discussion to other communities.

We are currently welcoming applications for the following residency programs in the open countryside of Oaxaca, Mexico:

Click on each link below for program info on our website.

1. Short-Term Artist Residency: Mapping Narratives.
Self-directed, tour-inclusive sessions of 2 weeks. Various techniques and resources offered.

2. Writers Residency.
Self-directed, flexible sessions of 3 to 8 weeks.

Click on each link below for program info on our website.

3. Mexican Textiles Instructional Residency: Weaving, Embroidery, or Tapestry.

With master instruction, learn traditional Mexican Textiles (back-strap Weaving, Embroidery, or Tapestry, with time for independent production. Extendable sessions of 3 or 4 weeks.

4. Natural Pigments Instructional Residency.
With master instruction, learn to create and use a variety of Natural Pigments, with time for independent production. Extendable sessions of 3 weeks.


Organization/Company: Arquetopia Oaxaca International Artist Residency
Location: Oaxaca, Mexico
Deadline: August 19, 2018
How to Apply: HOW TO APPLY
Visit the Arquetopia website at
E-mail Chris at for complete information dossier.

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 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 structured, informative programs; a network of collaborative workspaces, institutions, and studios; and individualized 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.

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