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.


Arquetopia Oaxaca

Arquetopia Oaxaca


Arquetopia Oaxaca is the second residency space of Arquetopia, originally founded in 2009 in Puebla. 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 

Furnished, private bedrooms, wireless Internet, kitchen, dining room, covered patio and lounge space, and private bathrooms and showers are provided. Meals, open access to the kitchen, and housekeeping are included.
The accomodation honors Oaxaca’s traditions by incorporating into the residency a deeper comprehension of how art and the surrounding ecosystem coexist harmonically. Arquetopia’s residency spaces continue to be open for dialogue, exchanges, and encounters while emphasizing the commitment to reducing the carbon footprint, reusing materials, and recycling waste. The alpine-style villa hosts up to five artists at a time.

Studio Information 

Individual live/work space with natural light is provided with large table or desk. Larger, shared studio also provided with personal workspace and some tools. For instructional residencies, materials and supplies for the instructional course are included. For self-directed residencies, materials and supplies are not included but are available for purchase locally.


A safe and peaceful environment surrounded by a nature reserve of 7,500 acres with rich biodiversity, the residency is located in the countryside village of San Pablo Etla, only 20 minutes away from the center of the city of Oaxaca on the south side; and to the north only 20 minutes away from the Centro de las Artes San Agustín, an early 20th-century textile mill transformed into an arts center.

The colonial city of Oaxaca is in a valley in the Sierra Madre mountain range of southern Mexico. Located 450 km (280 miles) southeast of Mexico City, Oaxaca is reachable via three international airports: Oaxaca (OAX), Puebla (PBC), and Mexico City (MEX).

Calle Morelos 105
Col. Santa Cruz
San Pablo Etla OAX 68258
+52 222 594 77 28

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