Spanish, English
1-3 months
Paid by host 

The residency offers you a private, fully equipped live/work space, free wi-fi, weekly maid service, a food stipend of $1,000 pesos plus all utilities.

Paid by artist 

Transportation to and from Mexico, local transportation, food, laundry, entertainment. You can eat well for $25/week. Eating out is also affordable with meals costing $3 - 10.

Application guidelines 

You must submit your application through the CAFE website. Applications without work samples will not be considered (3 images for visual artists, 1 - 2 videos for musicians, 5-page double-spaced writing sample for writers, 10-page double-spaced sample for playwrights, 5-page single-spaced sample for poets). They do not accept email entries.


360 Xochi Quetzal

360 Xochi Quetzal

Winter 2018 Artist Residency


360 Xochi Qeutzal is a free artist residency located in Chapala, Mexico on the shores of the largest lake in Mexico where artists and writers will find inspiration from the stunning views of mountains, lake and sunsets. National and international visual artists, photographers, writers, playwrights, new media makers and musicians over the age of 23 are welcome to apply. They base their selections on artists who demonstrate artistic accomplishment, submit a well-conceived residency project, indicate that this residency will make a significant impact and provide evidence of the self-reliance required for a residency in the developing world. One of the live/work spaces is earmarked for a writer and one for an emerging artist. Two-person collaborative teams are also encouraged to apply.

Winter 2018 Residency is for International fiber artists working in all fiber mediums!

Accommodation Information 

The main residency space is in a hacienda style home with individual bedrooms/work spaces and shared living/dining room space. There is a large studio which can be shared by two visual artists. They have one live/work space which has a private kitchen, living room, bedroom and full bathroom and is geared towards musicians and visual artists.

Studio Information 

They provide large work tables and generous wall space for visual artists. Everyone has a desk and free wi-fi. They offer a professional easel for painters. Ceramic artists have access to the Cress sample kiln which can fire up to cone 6 and is suitable for small ceramic or metal clay pieces. The residency has a 33” floor loom for weavers.


Chapala is located 25 minutes from an international airport and 45 minutes from Guadalajara, one of the largest cities in Mexico boasting abundant cultural resources: museums, galleries, theatre and artist supplies. The residency is at walking distance to a park with a running track, pool, tennis courts and walking trails. You are also 5 minutes from the malecon, a park-like promenade that runs along the lake for a mile. The lake is surrounded by hundreds of mountains and you will enjoy spectacular sunsets almost every night. The weather is sunny 300 days a year and temps average in the 70s. Other activities include hiking, dancing and thermal springs. Chapala and nearby Ajijic have dozens of cafes and galleries, art openings, and hundreds of artists to connect or study with. Everything you need is within walking distance and our bus service is frequent and inexpensive. This is a safe place to live and work and the house is secure.

Gonzalez Gallo #13A
Chapala JAL 45900
+1 413.648.6161

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