Monday, February 03, 2014

360 XOCHI QUETZAL Residency Program

Deadline: April 5, 2014 (ONLINE)

Artist and Writer's Residency Program

Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico
Spring: May 1 - May 31, 2014

The 360 XOCHI QUETZAL Artist and Writer's Residency Program is located in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico on the shores of the largest lake in the country where the perfect year-round climate and stunning lake and mountain views have long established the region as an international artist mecca. We now offer four live/work spaces. Residents will be inspired by the natural beauty, history and culture of this special part of central Mexico.

MISSION: Our aim is to support artists, writers and musicians who would benefit from having uninterrupted time to devote to their creativity. By providing free housing and a generous food allowance, 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, new media makers and musicians over the age of 25 are welcome to apply. We base our selections on artists who demonstrate artistic accomplishment, submit a well-conceived residency project, indicate that this residency will make a significant impact and provide evidence of the self-reliance required for a residency in the developing world. One of the live/work spaces is earmarked for a writer and one for an emerging artist. Two-person collaborative teams are also encouraged to apply.

STUDIO SPACE AND EQUIPMENT: We provide large work tables and generous wall space for visual artists. All live/work spaces have desks and free wi-fi. We offer a spinet piano for musicians and professional easel for painters. Plein air painters and artists who draw have endless access to warm, outdoor beauty and can also work in the patio of our downstairs casita. Ceramic artists have access to our Kress kiln which can fire up to cone 6. All spaces also have private kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms and full bathrooms.

FEES: This is a free one-month residency. Your residency offers you a private, fully equipped live/work space, free wi-fi, weekly maid service, a food stipend of $1,000 pesos plus all utilities. You will only need to pay for your laundry, local transportation, entertainment and additional food. International calls can be made via skype. You are responsible for your travel to and from Mexico. Depending on your arrival and departure times, our Program Administrator, Alberto Alvarado, may be able to pick you up at the airport. If not, it is easy to arrange an airport taxi which will cost $400 - 500 pesos each way depending on the time of day you travel.

RESIDENCY DATES: Spring residency runs May 1 - May 31, 2015. The new summer residency program offers 1, 2 and 3-month residencies in June, July and August 2014. The winter residency runs December 16, 2014 - January 16, 2015.

ONE-MONTH RESIDENCY APPLICATION FEE AND DISCOUNT: The application fee for a one-month residency is $36.00. Artists who are re-applying for one-month qualify for a $12 discount using our Coupon Codes. Only one discount will apply.

2 OR 3-MONTH RESIDENCY APPLICATION FEE: If you are applying for more than one month, you will need to pay an additional Administrative Fee in addition to your $36 entry fee.
•2-month residency applications REQUIRE an additional $22 administrative fee (this fee has a built-in 20% discount and totals $58).
•3-month residency applications REQUIRE an additional $39 administrative fee (this fee has a built-in 30% discount and totals $75).
•Artists who are re-applying for 2 or 3-month residencies do not qualify for an additional discount.
•If you do not pay the additional administrative fee, your application will only be considered for a one-month residency.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES: You must submit your application through the CAFE website. Applications without work samples will not be considered (3 images for Visual Artists, 1 -2 videos for Musicians, 5 page writing sample for Writers.)

Application and additional details at CAFE website

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