OUR MISSION AND VALUES
Arquetopia is an officially registered Mexican nonprofit foundation promoting Development, social transformation and productivity through artistic, cultural, and educational programs. The core of the Foundation is Sustainable Development through four principles embodied in all of Arquetopia’s programs and activities: social awareness, shared responsibility, innovation, and local networks development. Arquetopia is experienced in negotiation and reinvestment of resources for local arts development in Mexico with the following features: social scope; quality; synergy; collaboration; innovation; viability; reciprocity; and respect for local knowledge.
ARCHETYPE (Latin archetypum an original, Greek archétypon a model, pattern). The original pattern or model from which all things of the same kind are copied or on which they are based; a model or first form; prototype.
UTOPIA (literally: no place, from Greek ou not + topos a place). Any real or imaginary society, place, state, etc, considered to be perfect or ideal.
In 2009, after our founding directors, Mexican visual artist Francisco Guevara and American classical musician Christopher Davis invested their hard work and entire personal savings, our small nonprofit arts foundation was born. Having functioned initially as an educational art center for inner-city youth, Arquetopia soon expanded to offer artist residency programs in under a year. Operating independently on funds from private donations, international grants, and self-sustaining programs, Arquetopia remains strictly unaffiliated with any political, religious, or war-industrial/weapon-building entities.
Arquetopia is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our diverse local and international community. Arquetopia's resident artist and staff backgrounds vary in all aspects. As part of Arquetopia’s mission is to promote diversity, Arquetopia actively fights discrimination by offering access to its programs, activities, and employment without regard to race, color, gender or gender expression, national origin, age, religion, creed, or sexual orientation.