The Guapamacátaro Interdisciplinary Residency in Art and Ecology (Mexico)

2012 Residency Application
Deadline : November 1, 2011

The Guapamacátaro Interdisciplinary Residency in Art and Ecology is a site-based and community-oriented program for artists from different disciplines, scientists, educators and activists, aimed at fostering socially and ecologically-conscious cultural development in the area where the Guapamacátaro hacienda is located (Michoacán, Mexico).

During their stay, participants use the hacienda grounds as a laboratory for the creative process and engaging with the local community in art, ecology and development practices. They are free to work whenever desired in the provided studios and anywhere in the property. Experimentation is encouraged as is discourse and collaboration. Daily group activities such as morning stretch and meditation, and occasional guided walks and fieldtrips to nearby towns and natural areas are often organized, depending on people's interests.

Up to 10 people are selected from a mix of the following disciplines :

  • Performing Arts (Music, Dance, Performance, Theater, Puppetry, etc)

  • Visual Arts (Painting, Drawing, Mixed-Media, Photography, Film/Video, etc)

  • Sculpture and Installation

  • Design and Architecture

  • Humanities and Social Sciences (Anthropology, Philosophy, Writing, etc)

  • Natural Sciences (Ecology, Hydrology, Biology, Geology, etc)

The selection process is both by invitation and application. Participants are selected by the residency director in conjunction with the Advisory Board. Application is open to professionals (or students who demonstrate maturity) from all countries, cultural backgrounds and aesthetics.

next residency dates : June 7-24, 2012
application dueE : November 1, 2011
acceptance notification : November 15, 2011
To apply download the RFP.

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