English, Spanish
2 to 24 weeks depending on program
Paid by artist 

Residency fee, travel costs etc. The residency fee covers the costs of accommodation in their facilities including meals, utilities and housekeeping, weekly meetings with guidance and assistance from the staff, studio space, and some tools. For the special instructional residencies, all materials for the courses are included. For self-directed residencies, artists bring their own materials and supplies or obtain them locally.

Application guidelines 

Online application. USD $35.00 application fee.






Founded in 2009 in Puebla, Arquetopia is a nonprofit foundation promoting development, social transformation and productivity through artistic, cultural, and educational programs. The artist-in-residence programs offers professional opportunities for emerging and mid-career, national and international artists, designers, curators, art historians, art educators, cultural researchers, writers, and journalists age 25 and over. All Arquetopia residencies include weekly individual meetings with the staff for research assistance, project guidance, and critiques.


Arranged on a case-by-case basis.

Accommodation Information 

A large, four-story 1939 Mexican Colonial castle-style compound located in Puebla's central historic district and close to the Zócalo (city square) accommodates the offices, residency space for up to ten artists-in-residence, and numerous production spaces of Arquetopia. Recently renovated, the residency offers large, natural-light studios; a natural-light art gallery; a classroom; a darkroom; ten furnished bedrooms; an indoor/outdoor dining facility; an open-access kitchen; furnished outdoor terraces; a botanical garden; a research library; and a rooftop lounge. Furnished private bedrooms and use of Arquetopia’s residency space including wireless Internet, lounge areas, kitchen, dining room, outdoor terrace, shared bathrooms and showers are provided. Meals, open access to the kitchen and housekeeping are included.

Studio Information 

Large and bright, shared art studio with natural light is provided with personal workspace, large tables, and some tools. For instructional residencies, materials and supplies for the courses are included. For self-directed residencies, materials and supplies are not included but are available for purchase locally.


Known as the "City of Angels,” Puebla is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that lies 136 km (84 mi) from Mexico City and has approximately 5,000 colonial buildings. Puebla is famous for a deep cultural identity, delicious cuisine, Talavera ceramics, and traditions rooted in the 16th-century Baroque and enriched by a blend of five pre-Hispanic/indigenous cultures, Arabic, Jewish, French and Spanish influences.

Avenida 15 Poniente 715
Centro Histórico
Puebla PUE 72000
+52 222 594 77 28

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