In some cases, Aramauca provides partial scholarships when the artist requests it and depending on the quality of their work (for only for 2 artist per season).
Aramauca is an independent, self-managed, non-profit space that currently does not have subsidies to finance residences. The cost of the residency registration must be paid by the artist or sponsors of their country / city of origin, for which Aramauca issues letters of invitation and provides the necessary material to help you in the process of findining the funds.
Exploration Residency: $400 - 550 USD and Production Residency: $650 - 1750 USD. per month.
The fee includes:
The artists is responsible for travel costs, food, health insurance and public transport expenses.
Aramauca was born in Chiapas, Mexico since 2016. It is an non profit, independent, flexible and changing space, whose main objective is to promote the dissemination, research, study, development and teaching of contemporary art. It’s goal is to generate bridges and dialogues between art and other branches of knowledge, while seeking to support the processes of reflection of artist/creators interested in linking with the local culture in Chiapas, within the current grammars of art.
Aramauca offers two types of residence: EXPLORATION and PRODUCTION, they are called self-directed because the artist decides their own routines and to what extent they want to get involved in the proposed program. Many creators need a space for concentration away from their usual routine that allows them to move forward in a specific project and seek total freedom, while others require more guidance to carry out their project,. In any case, Aramauca staff will be available to guide and collaborate in the process when requested by the resident. Both modalities are adapted according to the specific needs and requirements of each participant.
Residencies of exploration, unlike production, emphasize the importance of the process and not the material result. To do this, it is sought that the residents experience and obtain inspiration from the new experiences acquired in the interaction with other resident artists, the communities, the urban environment and their social and cultural reality.
The Exploration Residency is ideal for:
The Production Residency is ideal for:
Lodging throughout the stay in a private room in comfortable double bed, desk, chair, 2 bedside tables, coat rack, secure door, memory foam pillows, blankets and bedding appropriate for the climate, (shared spaces: Sanitary, kitchen-dining room, 2 patios, outdoor terrace).
Aramauca has two small studios of artistic production of 3x3 meters. and 3.90 x 3.95 x 2.96 meters respectively, that residents can use. They are equipped with certain basic work tools that are commonly found in a studio, as well as furniture such as countertops, chairs, shelves. In addition, Aramauca has different spaces that can be used to produce a work, from the desk that each artist has available inside his room (if their production is photographic, video or new media), the patios, terraces, and a zone of multiple uses.
If the spaces of Aramauca prove insufficient for the development of the artist' work during the production residence, the platform offers as an alternative - support through their network of collaborating institutions to rent a studio in a perimeter close to the residence. These studios can be for modalities such as: Painting, installation, assembly, ceramics (with oven, sale of materials and assistance), engraving, etc. This is an extra cost assumed by the resident.
If the resident works with extra-artistic materials, industrial or for example: natural pigments, craft papers, etc., in San Cristóbal you will find a great variety of shops and stores to acquire them and the Aramauca Staff will advise you for these purposes. The residency has a Imac 21.5" computer, beamer and other tools.
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