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Open Call: Self-Directed and Instructional Artist and Writers Residencies Winter/Spring Sessions (January through April) 2017

Now Welcoming Applications for All
Self-Directed and Instructional Residency Programs
Winter/Spring Sessions (January through April) 2017

E-mail Chris at info@arquetopia.org

Our committee processes all residency applications
when they are received vs. after the deadline has passed.

Self-Directed Residencies for Artists,
Art Historians, Writers, and Researchers
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Artist Residencies with Master Technique Instruction
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Now Welcoming Priority Applications for Day of the Dead 2016 and Winter/Spring 2017 Residencies

P1180849 - Version 2 copy 5For a limited time, we are now welcoming priority applications for Day of the Dead 2016 and Winter/Spring 2017 (and a few other spots in Fall 2016).

New Open Calls and Deadlines

E-mail Chris ASAP at info@arquetopia.org

Day of the Dead Artist Residencies 2015 – Puebla or Oaxaca, Mexico

dotdELIGIBILITY: emerging and mid-career, national and international artists and designers age 25 and over.
DEADLINE: Apply Now Through Monday, August 24, 2015.

Visit our website at www.arquetopia.org to view both of our spectacular new residency spaces in Puebla and Oaxaca.

E-mail us at info@arquetopia.org for more info or to apply.

Create and participate in southern Mexico’s spectacular Day of the Dead celebrations in the extraordinary multicultural kaleidoscopes of Puebla or Oaxaca. This residency is offered at a term of 5 or 6 weeks, starting on September 28 or October 5, 2015. Self-directed and instructional residencies eligible.

As practiced by the indigenous communities of Mexico, el Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) commemorates the transitory return to Earth of deceased relatives and loved ones. The festivities take place each year at the end of October to the beginning of November. This period also marks the completion of the annual cycle of cultivation of maize, the country’s predominant food crop. Families facilitate the return of the souls to Earth by laying flower petals, candles and offerings along the path leading from the cemetery to their homes. The deceased’s favorite dishes are prepared and placed around the home shrine and the tomb alongside flowers and typical handicrafts, such as paper cut-outs. Great care is taken with all aspects of the preparations, for it is believed that the dead are capable of bringing prosperity (e.g. an abundant maize harvest) or misfortune (e.g. illness, accidents, financial difficulties) upon their families depending on how satisfactorily the rituals are executed. The dead are divided into several categories according to cause of death, age, sex and, in some cases, profession. A specific day of worship, determined by these categories, is designated for each deceased person. This encounter between the living and the dead affirms the role of the individual within society and contributes to reinforcing the political and social status of Mexico’s indigenous communities. –Inscribed in 2008 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (originally proclaimed by UNESCO in 2003).

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Artist-in-Residence Ingrid Mesquita (Canada)

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Artist-in-Residence and Arquetopia Synergy Award 2015 Recipient Ellen Bepp (USA)