Sofia Quintero Art and Cultural Center
The Sofia Quintero Art and Cultural Center Inc. (SQACC) strives to be a premier, regional, and Latino based organization that advances the important roles that art and education play in everyday lives. SQACC supports and gives voice to the artistic and educational expressions which advance community development, responsibility and social equity, cultural diversity, global awareness and stewardship, as well as the empowerment of the Latina and Latino identities.
Rasquache residency seeks to create collaborative environment of socially engaged activities that benefit both the artist and his/her work as well as the local community. Rasquache believes in cultural and artistic agency as an empowering and critical tool for both the artist and the community. Artists will be encouraged to produce dialogues and works concerning social, political, cultural, environmental, and economic issues surrounding the region of Cholula, Puebla and issues of immigration. Rasquache strives to expand and emphasize the adoption of rasquachismo attitude and ideals striving to rediscover and reconstruct community empowerment and artistic/academic agency for social change within marginalized and minority communities, both in the U.S and in Latin America.
No individual studio space is provided for each artist, however the outdoor house patio will be used for larger works as well as embracing the local culture and community as main artistic resources.
Artists reside in a three bedroom home and share rooms.
Residents will have access to wood working tools, residency gallery, local library, wood/propane kiln on site, general drawing/painting materials, and local school facilities.