Monday, 14 November 2016 22:04

Rasquache Artist Residency Open Call

It is a great pleasure to invite all artists to apply to the 2017 Rasquache Artist Residency in Coapan, Cholula, Puebla, Mexico from June 3rd - July 9th.  We welcome artists working in all forms including but not limited to visual artists, poets, musicians, writers, ceramicists, historians, culinary artists, performers, muralists, digital/electronic artists, composers, and any other artistic forms of expression.  All expenses are covered for rooming, food, traveling within Mexico, and a small budget for each artist.  Puebla is one of the most beautiful states of Mexico and artists will have great exposure to the most enriching places with cultural and historical relevancy.  Being situated and working in the rural town of Coapan will give artists a deeper understanding and experience of Mexico.  Each artist will have the opportunity to participate in the end-of-residency exhibition/community event followed by a traveling exhibition in the U.S at various institutions and venues.  Artists works are also published in the Rasquache yearly exhibition catalog.  

 

Rasquache Residency seeks to create collaborative environment of socially engaged activities that benefit both the artists and his/her work as well as the local community.  Rasquache believes in cultural and artistic agency as an empowering and critical tool for both the artist and the community.  Artists will be encouraged to produce dialogues and works concerning social, political, cultural, environmental, and economic issues surrounding the region of Cholula, Puebla and issues of immigration.  Rasquache strives to expand and emphasize the adoption of rasquachismo attitude and ideals striving to rediscover and reconstruct community empowerment and artistic/academic agency for social change within marginalized and minority communities, both in the U.S and in Latin America.

 

For more information and to apply please visit our website:  www.rasquacheresidency.com

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