For All Sessions in 2018
Application Deadline EXTENDED!
Through This Friday, February 16, 2018
E-mail Chris ASAP at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
for instructions to receive a possible fee reduction.
Spaces are limited. Our selection committee evaluates all
applications for selection as they are received.

This residency is designed for emerging and mid-career, national and international art educators age 22 and over, of diverse approaches and experience, who are interested in developing educational projects and pedagogic methods in a museum setting and promoting multicultural dialogue by addressing social themes through the arts.

Click the image above to view "Children's Stories: from Melbourne to Mexico," the outstanding Art Educators Special Artist Residency project by Artist-in-Residence Sarah Catherine Firth (Australia) on Vimeo.
The Art Educators Special Artist Residency is a unique opportunity to work at prominent museums, schools, or art centers in Puebla with diverse groups of students from 6 to 18 years old. Projects should make an emphasis on both the process and the end result, promoting activities in which students play an active role, integrating the cultural-exchange experience as part of the teaching-learning process. All proposals should include
1. an introduction describing the educational approach, pedagogic references, etc.;
2. a description of the proposed activities, goals, target students, equipment and materials needed;
3. a description of the expected educational outcomes.
Artists-in-Residence Lora Fike and Christy Hicks (USA) and students
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Artist-in-Residence and Arquetopia Synergy Award 2015 Recipient, Bronwyn Treacy (Australia) and students
Term of 4 weeks, with option to extend for 1 to 8 more weeks as a self-directed Art Production Residency. Dates are not predetermined but are nominated by the applicant.
Staff Support:
  • Each resident meets weekly with our staff for individualized research assistance/resources, project guidance and coordination, and critiques
Accommodation and Meals:
  • Furnished, private bedroom
  • Meals and 24-hour access to stocked kitchen and large dining room
  • Wireless Internet
  • Use of Arquetopia's residency spaces including 4th-floor lounge and outdoor terraces
  • Shared bathrooms with modern fixtures and showers
  • Housekeeping

Studio Workspace:

  • 24-hour access to large and bright, shared art studio with generous natural light
  • Personal workspace with large table and wall space
  • Some tools provided
  • Equipped darkroom provided for photographers
  • Some materials included
  • For self-directed residencies, artists bring their own materials and supplies or obtain them locally
  • Access to special facilities (such as our partnered museums or schools) provided
E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for fee and application deadlines for this program.
Artist-in-Residence Yvelinne Etienne (France) and students

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Arquetopia is a self-sustaining, officially registered Mexican nonprofit foundation that is strictly unaffiliated with any political, religious, or war industrial / weapon-building entities. Your fully tax-deductible donation will help us continue to develop our unique arts programs and contribute to positive social change.


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