Saturday, December 09, 2023

Arquetopia Foundation Residencies

ORIGINAL DEADLINE: December 1, 2023

Arquetopia Foundation Residencies 2024 & 2025

Residency Locations:
Puebla, México
Oaxaca, México
Cusco, Peru
Naples, Italy

Missed the December 1 Deadline? E-mail Us at

Established in 2009, Arquetopia Foundation is a self-sustaining, officially registered Mexican and Peruvian nonprofit organization of artist-run professional spaces that receive zero external funding. Arquetopia is strictly unaffiliated with any political, religious, war industrial or weapon-building entities. Your fully tax-deductible donation will help us continue to develop our outstanding, unique arts programs that contribute to positive social change.

Arquetopia's distinctive residency programs are an international reference for social creativity, artistic research, and sustainability in the arts, and due to its longevity, Arquetopia's programs have become a model for many residencies around the world. We are invested in providing an inclusive experience where research and critical thinking can become a generous space to rethink studio practices, and where all ideological preconceptions including gender, race, class, and age are constantly being challenged.

We welcome applications from emerging and mid-career artists, designers, photographers, curators, art historians, writers, and researchers aged 20 and over. 

Before submitting your application, please e-mail us at

Residency Programs & Locations

1. ARQUETOPIA HONORS ALUMNI Residency Program (by invitation only)
2. ARQUETOPIA LAB ALUMNI Residency Program (by invitation only)
4. ART, DESIGN or PHOTOGRAPHY Residency – Puebla, Cusco, or Naples
5. ART EDUCATORS Residency – Puebla
6. ART HISTORY or CULTURAL RESEARCH Residency – Puebla or Naples
7. ELECTROETCHING Instructional Residency – Puebla
8. GOLD LEAFING & Estofado Instructional Residency – Puebla
9. MEXICAN CERAMICS Residency – Puebla
10. MEXICAN JEWELRY & Silversmithing Instructional Residency – Oaxaca
11. MEXICAN TEXTILES Instructional Residencies: Weaving, Embroidery or Tapestry – Oaxaca
12. NATURAL INK SILKSCREEN Instructional Residency – Oaxaca
13. NATURAL PIGMENTS Instructional Residency: Fiber Dyeing – Oaxaca or Cusco
14. ORGANIC PAINTING Instructional Residency – Puebla
15. PERUVIAN TEXTILES Instructional Residency: Andean Weaving – Cusco
16. PRE-COLUMBIAN CERAMICS Instructional Residency – Puebla or Cusco
17. PRINTMAKING Residency – Puebla
18. WRITERS Residency – Oaxaca, Cusco, or Naples

Examples of Techniques Supported
(But Not Limited to These)

Drawing • Painting • Organic painting • Natural pigments (cochineal, indigo & other pigments) • Printmaking • Electroetching • Natural ink silkscreen • Papermaking • Collage • Graphic design • Mexican textiles (weaving, embroidery & tapestry) • Peruvian textiles (weaving) • Sculpture • Ceramics • Mexican ceramics (Talavera, majolica & loza vidriada) • Pre-Columbian ceramics • Gold leafing • Wood carving • Performance • Ephemeral (including food & other perishable materials) • Photography (analog, digital & alternative processes) • Film & digital media • Design • Illustration • Environmental art • Murals • Site-specific intervention

Our Four Residency Spaces & Locations

1. PUEBLA, MEXICO – Our spectacular 1930s artist compound in the majestic central historic district
2. OAXACA, MEXICO – Our Mexican-style villa and traditional studio in the open countryside
3. CUSCO, PERU – Our Peruvian-style villa and traditional studio close to Machu Picchu, in the Sacred Valley of the Peruvian Andes
4. NAPLES, ITALY – Our countryside villa and studio in the Naples region of southern Italy