Saturday, March 22, 2014

360 XOCHI QUETZAL Artist Residency Summer 2014

Deadline: April 5, 2014 (ONLINE)

Artist Residency

Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico
June, July and August 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. Chapala is located 25 minutes from Guadalajara International Airport 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 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.

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: Our 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 and the Spring residency runs May 1 - May 31, 2015. Additional residencies will be announced to our mailing list.

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. For more information about Fees and Discounts Download FEES-DISCOUNTS-CHECKOUT-SPECS

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.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES: You must submit your application through the CAFE website: Applications without work samples will not be considered.

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