Funding Opportunities

Arquetopia’s programs promote development and social transformation through contemporary art with a non-traditional, culturally diverse and multidisciplinary approach.


Because Arquetopia is a self-sustaining nonprofit foundation in a developing country and unfunded by outside entities, our artists fund their own residencies.

Grant Support Letters and Arts-Funding Organizations

We are committed to promoting cultural exchange and international cooperation with other regions of the world, especially those that are underrepresented in the arts. We are interested in promoting international dialogue between Mexico and other countries to contribute to a more nuanced perception of all nations’ cultural diversity by offering artistic opportunities for international visual artists and promoting links with Mexico’s contemporary visual arts scene.

Arquetopia is happy to provide resident artists with official letters of support toward applying for third-party funding for our residencies. Arquetopia provides support letters to officially selected artists with 30 days notice from the date of receipt of the residency deposit.


Listed below are arts organizations around the world from which past resident artists have received funding toward their residencies and related travel.


Arab Fund for Arts and Culture
The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture is an independent Arab initiative established in 2007. AFAC funds individuals and organizations in the fields of cinema, performing arts, literature, music and visual arts, while facilitating cultural exchange and cooperation across the Arab world and globally.

Arts NSW 
Arts NSW’s assistance to individual artists and creative workers aims to provide them with support at crucial stages in their career path or recognise their achievement in ways that builds their profile locally, nationally and internationally.  Individuals can apply to Arts NSW for the following funding categories, eligibility permitting: Creation and/or Presentation, Quick Response, Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund, Fellowships, Scholarships and Awards.

Council on Australia Latin America Relations (COALAR) – Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
The Council on Australia Latin America Relations (COALAR) was established by the Australian Government in 2001 to enhance Australia’s economic, political and social relations with Latin America.

Australia Council for the Arts
The Australia Council for the Arts plays a crucial role in supporting artists and arts organisations to create and present their work, improve and develop their skills, and tour and promote their work to wider audiences.

Canada Council for the Arts
The Canada Council for the Arts is Canada’s national, arm’s-length arts funding agency.  The Visual Arts Section provides creation, production and dissemination support in the fields of architecture, crafts, photography and the visual arts, as well as for the acquisition of works by Canadian artists.

Conseil des arts des letters du Québec
The CALQ des arts et des lettres du Québec is a government corporation whose mission it is to support throughout Québec artistic and literary research and creation, experimentation, production and dissemination in the realms of the visual arts, the arts and crafts, literature, the performing arts, the multidisciplinary arts, the media arts, and architectural research. It also promotes artists, writers and arts organizations and their works in Québec, the rest of Canada and abroad.

Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes
El Departamento de Fomento de las Artes e Industrias Creativas corresponde a la sección del Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes (CNCA) que se encarga de implementar las políticas culturales relacionadas con el fomento del sector de la cultura y las artes.

Danish Arts Council
Our international work is designed to support collaboration between Danish and international artists and art institutions to provide inspiration, foster knowledge and thus give rise to new and exciting works of art to enrich our world.

Taiteen keskustoimikunta
Taiteen keskustoimikunta on opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriön alainen taiteen edistämisen asiantuntija- ja rahoittajaorganisaatio.

Institut Français
L’Institut français, opérateur du Ministère des Affaires étrangères et européennes pour l’action extérieure de la France, se substitue à l’association Culturesfrance sous la forme d’un EPIC (Etablissement public à caractère industriel et commercial) avec un périmètre d’action élargi et des moyens renforcés.

Onassis Foundation
The Foundation has established the Programme of Scholarships for Hellenes since 1978.  Scholarships can also be awarded to artists across all art forms who wish to improve their technique or abilities in schools, conservatories, workshops and academies abroad.


Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos
La Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura (OEI) es un organismo internacional de carácter gubernamental para la cooperación entre los países iberoamericanos en el campo de la educación, la ciencia, la tecnología y la cultura en el contexto del desarrollo integral, la democracia y la integración regional.

Icelandic Art Center
The Icelandic Art Centers’ role is to introduce and support Icelandic visual arts abroad. The Center assists artists and art professionals in realizing  projects through means of funding, networking and cooperation with public and private associations, organizations and enterprises.

PrinsBernhard Cultuurfonds

Arts Council of New Zealand
The Arts Funding team manages the development and delivery of Creative New Zealand’s suite of funding programmes, including Toi Ake, Arts Grants, Arts Investments, the Creative Communities Scheme and other special opportunities for artists.

Office for Contemporary Art Norway
The Office for Contemporary Art Norway was created to facilitate and promote contemporary visual arts production from Norway, and to strengthen its international visibility and position.

Swedish Visual Arts Fund
Visual and design artists may receive support for working or exhibiting their work abroad. The aim is to promote international cultural exchange for visual and design artists based in Sweden. The support for international exchange is financed and allocated by the Visual Arts Fund, which is part of the Swedish Arts Grants Committee.

Arts Council England
Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives.

Creative Scotland
It is our commitment to the people of Scotland that we will identify, nurture and champion creative talent for the benefit of Scotland.

Gottlieb Foundation
In that spirit, Adolph left instructions in his will that a foundation be created to benefit “mature, creative painters and sculptors.”

Awesome Foundation
Need some funding for your crazy brilliant idea? We award $1,000 grants every month. It couldn’t be simpler.

Black Rock Arts Foundation
The mission of the Black Rock Arts Foundation is to support and promote community, interactive art and civic participation.

The Durfee Foundation
Innovation, creative expression and the energetic exchange of ideas are essential to a healthy community. The Durfee Foundation recognizes these qualities in the work of Los Angeles artists, whose endeavors are central to a vibrant civic life. The Foundation aims to support artists at pivotal moments during the course of their life’s work.

Kickstarter is the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects. Every week, tens of thousands of amazing people pledge millions of dollars to projects from the worlds of music,film, art, technology, design, food, publishing and other creative fields.

Creative Capital provides integrated financial and advisory support to artists pursuing adventurous projects in five disciplines: Emerging Fields, Film/Video, Literature, Performing Arts and Visual Arts. Acting as a catalyst for the development of exceptional and imaginative ideas, we support artists whose work is provocative, timely and relevant; who are deeply engaged with their art forms and demonstrate a rigorous commitment to their craft, yet are also boldly original and push the boundaries of their genre; who create artistically omnivorous work that carries the potential to reshape the cultural landscape.

The Aaron Siskind Foundation has been one of the few American organizations providing cash grants to individual photographic artists on a yearly basis. The Individual Photographer’s Fellowship (IPF) review panel examines the work of upwards of 700 applicants each year, awarding a varying number of grants in amounts of up to $5,000.

Grants by State

Many past resident artists have also successfully raised their funds through programs such as Pozible, Kickstarter, GoFundMe, and Indiegogo.

We invite you to apply for any of our outstanding residencies via our

Artist-in-Residence Online Application Form.