$ 750 (CDN) for 2 weeks includes meals, accommodations, single trip to the city of Guadalajara and the Internet.
ANIMA’s thematic and self-directed art residencies aim to offer a time and space away for all manner of creative people from their usual routines and environment. They provide time for reflection, research, production, and practice. The space is primarily directed towards practices and projects involving writing, photography, video art, drawing and painting. Anima hosts up to 8 people each residency. At ANIMA you can enjoy the rural landscape, a family stay with home cooking and organic home grown products. Through hikes into the surrounding areas and visits to San Isidro, Anima emphasizes the importance of cultural exchange. Residents must finance their own stay, and source funding and support from their own countries and networks.
Current open call (deadline 20th June): First Person Singular questions, celebrates and challenges the use of autobiography in artistic practice. Some of the issues to be investigated include modern and post-modern definitions of art, the role of the artist, the private versus the public and the role of autobiography in celebrity culture. Led by Peter Kingstone, whose apparently fictional works are largely autobiographical, the residency also features Gerald Hannon, a gay activist and journalist who is the recipient of multiple National Magazine Awards in the profiles category. He is currently working on a memoir.
There are no specific expectations of the residents, however they are encouraged to use the time in order to focus on their work and donate something to the ANIMA archive. The price of the residency includes a one day trip to the city of Guadalajara, where residents will visits various art galleries and museums, local markets and historic sites.
The studio space is located outside of the main house. It is perfectly suited for all forms of visual arts, photography, and ceramics.
Internet is available on the farm. All artists are responsible for their own materials.
ANIMA rural home is located in a valley surrounded by various cherry, alfalfa, cactus (Nopal) and sugar cane farms, and is in close proximity to other villages and municipalities. These communities mainly practices agriculture, cattle raising, commerce, construction work and “charreria” (the culture of horsemanship and rodeo riding). They principally cultivate crops of sugar cane, but there is also corn, beans, avocado, lime, tomato, sorghum and barley in the area.
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