Grants for Individual Artists

All Media Eligible | juried by Leading Contemporary Art Curators

The Hopper Prize

The Hopper Prize is offering multiple individual artist grants totaling $5,000.00 USD awarded through an open call art competition juried by leading contemporary curators.

Program Highlights

Total Awards: $5,000.00 USD in grants for visual artists

— 5 artists will each receive $1,000.00 USD in unrestricted grant awards

— 30 artists will have their work archived at


The Hopper Prize Fall 2018 grant winners will be selected by:

Patricia Restrepo, Assistant Curator

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

Mia Lopez, Assistant Curator

DePaul Art Museum Chicago


The Hopper Prize is open to all artists age 18 and older working in any media. There are no restrictions on genre, subject matter, or media.

Past Winners

Letitia Huckaby, Benbrook, Texas

Tracy Kerdman, Saugerties, New York

Lebohang Kganye, Johannesburg, South Africa

Christopher Meerdo, Chicago, Illinois

Erik Parra, San Francisco, California

Apply Now

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— Early applications will be considered for Instagram artist features @hopperprize.

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The Art Institute of Houston

4140 Southwest Freeway
77027 Houston , TX
United States
Texas US

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

The Art Institute of Houston is a nonprofit institution with a focus on education, student outcomes, and community involvement. Learn more about our programs in design, fashion, media arts, and culinary. View our social policy:

Now Hiring Art Teachers for 2018 Spring Break Art Camps

Design your camp, your way.

Art Professors, please pass this along to any upper-level students or recent graduates who you think would be good candidates.

Camp Dates are Monday – Friday, March 12-16, 2018

9:00-12:00 and/or 1:00-4:00*

Camps are 3 hours a day for 5 days, and allow students to dive into a specific topic or medium and explore it in some depth over the course of the week.

One camp should be for ages 5-8 and one for ages 9-12
You can opt to teach both camps for a solid 7-hour day (you'll get paid for 7 hours) or you can just pick one or the other.

If you can't do all 5 days, you can split the days between yourself and another teacher, but you need to work together on your plan for the week so it's a cohesive experience for the kids.   
You can also team-teach together at the same time if you're willing to split the pay.  

I will also be there every day to welcome the kids, get them checked in, do introductions, etc. and assist throughout the day as needed. 


  • WE HAVE A PRINTING PRESS!!!!  This one, in fact.  It's a very nice piece of equipment, I'd ask that kids never use it unsupervised. You'll probably want to be the one setting it up and maybe just let them turn the wheel. 
  • We can have a screen printing frames March; we'll need them anyway for the adult course in screen printing we're starting in April.
  • 6 digital cameras with tripods.  These are simple point-and-shoot and suitable for kids to use.  We can get parents to sign waivers if you want to do a photography walk-about in
    the downtown/strand neighborhood. 
  • 10+ bags of raw wool and silk for felting projects (dyed various beautiful colors)
  • We have access to several kilns with nearby businesses/organizations that can do both bisque and glaze firings.  There is staff on-site to help with them, too.
  • Digital projector and projection screen
  • Drying racks, 8 easels, and 16 adjustable-angle drafting table tops
  • All the basic supplies for painting, drawing and sculpting

I hope that gives you some ideas!  If you have an idea that requires specific materials, let me know and I'll see if I can make it happen.

Please Include:
  1. Dates and times you want to teach
  2. Topic you want to teach 
  3. What, specifically, will students make?  How many can they expect to make?
  4. What's different about this camp that they wouldn't learn somewhere else in Galveston?
  5. Supplies, equipment needs
  6. Phone number where I can reach you
I will reply within two days and we can discuss teaching rates, materials to prepare, resources, brainstorm about details, etc.

Reply by JANUARY 15th to be considered!!!

Due Date: Jan 15, 2018
Contact Name: Reyna Collura
Phone: 409.763.2403, Ext. 1004
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Zine Fest Houston 2017


This year the annual Zine Fest Houston event will be at Lawndale
Art Center on Saturday, November 11 from 1-7 PM! Zine Fest Houston 2017
is open to the public free of charge and all ages are welcome. With 100+
vendors and over 1,000 attendees in 2016, the fest continues to grow
apace and 2017 promises to be its biggest year ever.

The theme of this year’s festival is T H E C Y B E R F U T U R E I S N O W !

theme is all about indulging our wildest and most ~aesthetically
robust~ fantasies about our cybernetic future! What does a C Y B E R F U
T U R E look like to you? For those of us who grew up in the 90s, or
spent much of those early consumer PC years immersed in a freshly
created digital universe, we imagined a lush world like the ones in our
coolest screensavers, or that amazing-looking open-world game slash
chatroom we would spend hours in. But what about the DANGERS of
cyberfuture? Will sentient AI rise up and smash the oppressive and
small-minded humans that engineered it? Will we never escape the
all-seeing-eye of targeted advertising until we have to pay-to-play for
ad-free vision?

What do you see when you look into your crystal
ball emoji? C Y B E R U T O P I A, or C Y B E R D Y S T O P I A ? The
future is yours to decide… Now!

Programming during the day
includes “Zine Distros in the Digital Age: Releasing Your Work via
Blockchain” presented by Conner Clifton, a lecture by Houston Anarchist
Black Cross, a live podcast recording with Veer Queer, an all inclusive
LGBTQ+ podcast based out of Houston, TX, and a screening of selected
zine clips as well as a teen zine workshop and animation workshop with
DIY Animation Club.


2:15-3:00 PM "Zine Distros in the Digital Age: Releasing Your Work via Blockchain" presented by Conner Clifton
3:15-4:00 PM Spotlight On: Anarchist Black Cross Houston Chapter
4:15-5:00 PM Screening of Selected Zine Clips
5:15-6:00 PM Live Podcast Recording with Veer Queer

2:30-3:30 PM Teen Zine Workshop with Jasmine Monsegue
4:00-6:00 PM DIY Animation Club Workshop

*All programming will take place on the 3rd Floor at Lawndale Art Center.

Featured food vendors at this year's fest include Moon Rooster Food Truck, Food Music Life Food Truck and Chocolate Wasted Ice Cream Co.!

Fest Houston is a local volunteer-run organization and annual event
dedicated to promoting zines, comics, and other forms of small press,
alternative, underground DIY media and art. It is also a grassroots
attempt to build the local zine, DIY, and alternative media scenes and
form networks with media creators in other areas. ZFH is committed to
providing accessible space to celebrate self-publishing and small
presses, encouraging the distribution of independent art, writing, and
media primarily through the medium of zines. The goal of the event is
for attendees to discover new zines and be inspired to create their own
DIY art and media projects.

For more information, please visit the Zine Fest Houston website at or send an email to

Nov 11, 2017
1:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Saturday Time & Price:

Open Call for the 12th Arte Laguna Prize

International art competition: apply now to win art residencies, prize money, personal exhibitions
The Arte Laguna Prize is an international art
competition aimed at promoting and enhancing contemporary art. The contest
stands out in the global art scene for the variety of its partnerships and
opportunities offered to artists, and is recognized worldwide as a real
springboard for the artists’ career. 
9 Contest categories:
painting, sculpture and installation, photographic art, video art and short
films, performance, virtual art, digital graphics, land art and this year's new
entry, urban art.

The theme is free and there are no age
or nationality restrictions
The international jury will select 115 artists for:

- the final exhibition in Venice in March 2018

- 5 cash prizes of € 7,000 each

- publication in the official catalogue

The Prize international Partners will select the
winners among all the participants for:

- 3 personal exhibitions in international Art Galleries

- 3 collaborations with companies and promotion platforms

- 11 Art Residencies

- participation in 3 International Festivals end exhibitions

- 1 Sustainability and Art Prize >>
ENTRIES OPEN  UNTIL 16.11.2017 >>

Prize money

€ 7.000,00

€ 7.000,00 Sculpture and Installation | Virtual Art

€ 7.000,00 Photographic Art | Digital Graphics

€ 7.000,00 Video Art and Short Films | Performance

€ 7.000,00 Land Art | Urban Art

Artist in Gallery Prizes

Realization of 3 personal exhibitions in
international Art Galleries including: set-up, grant of € 500 and a dedicated
digital catalogue.

Galerie Isabelle
Lesmeister, Regensburg Germany

Galeria Fernando
Santos, Porto Portugal

Chelouche Gallery
for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv Israel


Development of creative projects to support

ARS (Art Reuse
Sustainability) of glass

Prize of 3,000 Euro for the winning project that enhances glass as part of the
RRR strategies (Reuse, Recycle, Reduce).

Artist in Residence Prizes

Art Residency programs in Italy and abroad in
order to provide a space and time to experience a new culture, create new works
and participate in new activities in a multicultural environment.
San Francisco Art Residency, San
Francisco USA

The Art Department - Casa dell’Arte
International Artists' Residency, Bodrum Turkey

GLO'ART, Lanaken Belgium

Espronceda, Barcelona Spain

Basu Foundation for the Arts, Kolkata

Artistic Serigraphy Fallani, Venice

Farm Cultural Park, Favara Italy

Arte Sella, Trentino Italy

The Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai

Maradiva Cultural Residency,
Flic-en-Flac Mauritius

Murano Art Glass
Residency, Murano Venice, Italy

Business for Art Prizes

with companies meant to connect creativity with craftsmanship.

Craftsmanship, Padua Italy
: Prize of
2,000 Euro for the winning product design for a vase which will contain at
least one noble metal sheet, and realization of the project.

Biafarin, Canada: 12 Gold Membership
Packages for 12 artists, 12 Biafarin Blue Membership Packages. Prize of US$ 4,000
to 4 selected artists (Each US$ 1,000)

: Promotion of 1 artist through the platform
and the services of the portal For the
finalist artists
: a
free Platinum account, for 1 year

3 Festivals & Exhibitions

International collaborations with Festivals
and Organizations to create a network where artists, visibility, and new
projects meet.

Art Stays, Ptuj Slovenia: participation in the Festival and 7-day stay

Art Nova 100, Beijing China: exhibition of the 10 finalist videos in Summer

Open International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations, Venice Italy: participation
in the exhibition for 1 month


The major collective exhibition will take
place in the historical location of the Arsenale in Venice in March 2018: 30
works of painting, 25 sculptures and installations, 25 works of photographic
art, 10 videos, 5 land art works, 5 works of urban art, 5 works of virtual art,
5 works of digital graphics, 5 performances.which will be performed live during
the exhibition’s opening ceremony.


The selection of the submitted artworks will
be made by an international jury composed of 11 members subdivided into the
contest categories. 

Igor Zanti
(Italy, Curator and
Art Critic)


Domenico De Chirico (Italy, Independent Curator)

Caroline Corbetta (Italy, Independent Curator)

Denis Curti (Italy, Artistic Director of Casa dei Tre Oci in Venice)

Nicolangelo Gelormini (Italy, Film Director)

Emanuele Montibeller (Italy, Artistic Director of Arte Sella in Trentino)

Simone Pallotta (Italy, Curator of public and urban art)

Nadim Samman (Great Britain, Curator and Art Historian)

Manuel Segade (Spain, Director of Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo in Madrid)

Ekaterina Shcherbakova (Russia, Independent Curator and Art Critic)

Eva Wittocx (Belgium, Senior Curator at M-Museum in Lovanio)


NOW >>>

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Due Date: Nov 17, 2017
Contact Name: Sara Tortato
Phone: +390415937242
Fee: 55 euro per work submitted. Reduced fee for Under 25 artists is a free, user-managed website. Posts and comments submitted on do not necessarily serve as an endorsement or reflect the views of FreshArts or its staff.

NARS International Residency Open Call

NARS is now accepting applications for the International Residency Program from international and US based artists. The NARS residency supports emerging and mid-career artists and curators working across all disciplines through three and six-month residencies, creating a space for artistic dialogue and international cultural exchange for an extended period of time. 

NARS offers 24/7 access to furnished, private or semi-private studio spaces (280-325 sq ft) in our diverse artist community in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. As a studio based residency, the focus is on the artistic process and the experimentation that results from working alongside other artists, within New York's cultural and sociopolitical context. 

Artists meet with 4-6 studio visitors each month, gaining invaluable feedback and expanding their network of artists and professionals in NY and internationally. Residents are provided with administrative, curatorial, and professional support to explore and expand the scope of their artistic practice through research, dialogue, and the production of new projects.

Public presentation opportunities include a curated exhibition in the NARS gallery, bi-annual Open Studios, and theEntree/Encore program, through which artists share research and work through artist talks, discussions, screenings, workshops, and performances. The NARS Gallery hosts exhibitions year-round.

Residency artists benefit from a community driven program and ongoing dialogue with fellow residency artists through weekly informal gatherings, inter-studio visits and activities, as well as monthly field trips and meals together. At NARS, residents also have the advantage of working alongside 60 emerging and established NYC based artists in our studio facilities, who retain space year round. The program and facilities are designed to form a community, foster the expansion and exchange of artistic and cultural practices, and provide artists with exposure to New York and its art scene. 

Accepting applications from international artists for a 3 or 6 month residency in 2018-9 and from US-based artists for the Winter and Spring 2018 seasons. 

For more information, please check our FAQ section or email 
Due Date: Sep 30, 2017
Contact Name: Eriola Pira
Phone: 7187682765
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Studio Ghibli tribute art show

This legendary Japanese animation studio is a fan favorite. We would like for you to join us and celebrate the mind of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli with a show curated by Mike Esparza.

Saturday, April 29th -- 3PM to 9PM
Sunday, April 30th -- 2PM to 5PM

This was a HUGE show last year. Want to be a part of the fun this year? 

Submissions must reflect the Miyazaki Studio Ghibili theme -- 
Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Grave of the Fireflies, Ponyo, Kiki's Delivery Service, Howl's Moving Castle -- anything in the Ghibli universe.

Each artist can submit up to 5 pieces of artwork. The deadline for submission is Friday, April 7, 2017.

Submissions will be only be accepted via e-mail in JPEG format to
Please do not bring any artwork to the gallery until you are notified of acceptance. 
Artwork can be in any medium (must be dry) and ready to hang (i.e. canvas, framed, mounted).
2-D and 3-D work are welcome.
Artwork backings may be altered for hanging purposes.
Apr 29, 2017 to Apr 30, 2017
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
3PM to 9PM
Sunday Time & Price:
2PM to 5PM


Arquetopia’s acclaimed flagship residency for artists, curators, art historians, and students.


Program Session Dates: June 5 to July 17, 2017 (6 weeks)

Deadline: Apply Now through Sunday, April 2, 2017

Spaces are limited. Our committee processes all residency applications when they are received vs. after the deadline has passed.

Fee Reduction of USD -$350 for optional full payment within 1 week of selection.

Full Program Itinerary and Schedule of Events Below

Arquetopia’s flagship residency program: ArquetopiaSUMMER 2017 will
focus on the relationship between individual art practices and the
visual history of violence. How is the discourse of violence
institutionalized? How is violence affecting art production systems and
influencing art markets? How has violence become an important part of
the visual history of Mexico? How is the normalization of violence
through aesthetic principles critical to understand intention and representation?

ArquetopiaSUMMER 2017 Special International Summer Academic Program (with Novohispanic Graphic Arts and Mural Art technique instruction, and self-directed Art Production)
is a prestigious 6-week critical program that offers competitive
professional opportunities for local and international emerging and
mid-career artists, curators, art historians, and students age 23 and

This unique program offers critical methodologies to diverse
art practices, exploring how violence is constructed through the
language of aesthetics. The goal is to provide tools to understand visualities and gestures in art, while identifying institutional trivialization
of intention, and representation in visual expression. Through the
program, participants will conceptualize their art by engaging their
practice in critical discussions. One of the central goals is to
contextualize historical and contemporary articulations regarding the
language of visual violence. The seminars and tours included in the
program will explore the role of aesthetics
in the construction of Mexico’s visual history and its categorization
in the context of global visual culture. The program will also put into
context the role of cultural institutions, such as museums and
galleries, in the production of meaning through objects, social
relations, and art consumption. Through hands-on workshops in
collaboration with the Museum of Art of the Former Convent of Santa
Monica, participants will have the opportunity to expand their art
practice by exploring the artistic connections between the baroque
graphic arts and the Novohispanic mural painting tradition.

program includes 27 seminar hours; 9 hours of individual and collective
critiques; guided tours and visits to prominent museums in Puebla,
independent galleries, and relevant sites. The program also includes a
27-hour hands-on art workshop instructed by a master conservator,
exploring the artistic dimensions of the baroque printmaking tradition
and Novohispanic mural art techniques. Activities are designed to
promote intense creative work and artistic dialogue; therefore, artists
are expected to allocate self-directed studio hours working in their own chosen medium as part of their
weekly schedule.

Renowned international art historians, artists, and master restorers facilitate the dialogues, individual and collective critiques, seminars, and workshops. Seminars are conducted in English. Workshop instruction is in Spanish or English. Participants produce work in our partnered studio at one of Mexico’s most important art museums, in Puebla’s majestic central historic district.


Kirsten Pai Buick, Ph.D.
specializes in American art, focusing her research on African-American
art, the impact of race and gender on the history of art,
representations of the American landscape, and the history of women as
patrons and collectors of the arts. She has advanced scholarship of the
work of numerous African-American artists through publications including
the first book-length examination of the life and career of 19th-century sculptor Mary Edmonia
Lewis. Buick is a tenured, full professor at the University of New
Mexico, where she has taught for more than 15 years. She earned her
bachelor's degree in art history and Italian literature in 1985 from the
University of Chicago. She earned her master's and doctorate degrees in
art history from the University of Michigan. Buick has published
extensively on African-American art. Her book Child of the Fire: Mary Edmonia Lewis and the Problem of Art History's Black and Indian Subject was published by Duke University Press, and her second book, In Authenticity: 'Kara Walker' and the Eidetics of Racism, is currently in progress. Her published articles include studies on the work of artists including Daniel Coburn, Patrick Nagatani, Joseph Delaney, Aaron Douglas, Horace Pippin, and Kehinde Wiley. Buick has earned numerous academic, professional, and scholarly awards and grants including the Driskell Prize, Smithsonian American Art Museum's Predoctoral Fellowship, the Charles Gaius Bolin Fellowship at Williams College, CAA Professional Development Fellowship in Art History, Rhoades Foundation Visiting Lectureship, and the UNM University Libraries Faculty Acknowledgement Award.

Siamak Delzendeh
was born and raised in Tehran. He initiated his artistic career by
experimenting with writing and publishing short stories. Later, he moved
to Montreal and studied Photography and Art History at Concordia
University. He participated in some group and solo exhibitions in
Montreal, Toronto and Tehran. After returning home in 2009, Delzendeh published several articles and critiques on visual arts in Tehran. He also exhibited photo installations and other works at Siin, Y(Igreg) and Golestan
art galleries. From 2012 to 2014, he was involved in making a
documentary series on visual arts. He participated in several research
programs in Iran and composed visual art entries for the Subcontinent
Encyclopedia and also the Encyclopedia Islamica. In 2015, Delzendeh participated in a critical writers' exchange residency program between the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin and the Kooshk
Residency in Tehran. He also participated as a panelist in the Eleventh
International Conference of Iranian Studies in Vienna in 2016. His most
recent book, Pictorial Shifts of the Iranian Visual Art, a Critical
Survey (from the Qajar period to the end of Pahlavi era), was published in September 2016 by the Nazar Art Publication in Tehran.

Annette Rodríguez, Ph.D. received her doctorate in American Studies at Brown University in 2016. In 2015, Rodríguez was presented the 18th annual Catherine Prelinger
Award by the Coordinating Council for Women in History for her
scholarly and professional contributions to women in history, and for
educating young women to pursue careers in the historical profession. In
July of 2016, Rodríguez
was selected as a winner of the Dixon First Amendment Award for her
efforts on behalf of students, faculty and staff in New Mexico higher
education. She has previously been selected as a National Graduate
Fellow by the Law and Society Association, a Latino Museum Studies
Program Fellow at the Smithsonian Institute, the George I. Sanchez
Fellow at the Center for Southwest Research, and a Graduate Fellow at
the Office of the New Mexico State Historian. Rodríguez
has acted as an instructor at Brown University, the University of New
Mexico, Northern New Mexico College, and Santa Fe Community College. She
concentrates her work on perennial racist violences
in the United States as communicating events that construct and
reinforce ideologies and hierarchies of race, gender, citizenship, and
national belonging.

Emmanuel Ortega is a curator and a doctoral candidate in Ibero-American
colonial art history at the University of New Mexico. He is an adjunct
instructor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of
Nevada Las Vegas. Since 2007, he has investigated images of violence in
the Novohispanic context. For his master thesis, Ortega investigated images involving public performances organized by the Novohispanic Inquisition. For his Ph.D. dissertation, Ortega researches visual representations of the New Mexico Pueblo peoples in Novohispanic
Franciscan martyr paintings. He has contributed several entries for the
Khan Academy website and the Arizona Center for Medieval and
Renaissance Studies online bulletin. He has presented his work in the XXXVI Annual Colloquium of Art History organized by the Universidad Autonoma de Mexico, 2012, the College of Art Association and American Studies Association in 2015. Also, in 2015, Ortega partnered with the Museo de Arte Religioso Ex-Convento de Santa Mónica in Puebla, México to curate two art exhibitions based on recently restored paintings from the museum's permanent collection.

Francisco Guevara
is a visual artist and curator specializing in creating projects using
contemporary art to promote Development by designing alternative models
of social entrepreneurship for human development. He graduated with the
degree of University Expert in Management and Planning of Development
Cooperation Projects in the Fields of Education, Science and Culture
from the Universidad Nacional de Estudios a Distancia (UNED) in Madrid, Spain, in coordination with the Organization of Latin American States for Education, Science and Culture (OEI).
He also received his postgraduate degree in Cultural Management and
Communication from the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He joined the Race, Gender and the Historiographies of Art Seminar
at the University of New Mexico in 2009 to incorporate into his
curatorial projects a broader understanding of identity in the local and
international context. His work and projects emphasize the role of
contemporary art practices as a tool for social change. His experience
covers international projects including: intangible heritage, public
art, exhibits and visual arts education. As an artist he has researched,
studied and worked exploring the connection between food, rituals of
eating and collective identity. He is Co-Founder and Co-Executive
Director of Arquetopia Foundation for Development.

Week 1: The first week of the program will serve as an introduction to Arquetopia’s methodologies. We will welcome Sofia Carrillo, curator of Mexico City’s Ex Teresa Arte Actual Museum
for a portfolio review of all participants. This week will include
self-directed art production hours and an introduction to historical and
artistic connections between Novohispanic
graphic arts and mural painting traditions. In addition, individual art
critique sessions will help participants establish overall goals. The
first tour of Mapping the City will focus on ritualized violence.

  • Portfolio review with curator Sofia Carrillo
  • Self-directed art production time (12 hours, approx.)
  • Introduction to Novohispanic Graphic Arts and mural painting traditions (9 hours)
  • Individual art critique
  • Mapping the City: Ritualized Violence

Week 2:
The second week will focus on the diversity of art practices,
collective critique, and in the assessment of conceptual needs for each
individual project. We will welcome Iranian curator and scholar Siamak Delzendeh,
who will teach the first seminar exploring the relationship between
violence, Modernism, and the construction of national identities to
contextualize contemporary art practices. Furthermore, we will be
sourcing out materials for production. For this reason, the time
allocated for self-directed art production will be increased during this
week, allowing participants an exploration of their themes and projects
independently. Art instruction is included in the second week, which
will place a particular emphasis on Novohispanic Graphic Arts techniques. Lastly, the second Mapping the City tour will focus on violence through visual culture.

  • Seminar with Siamak Delzendeh (9 hours)
  • Self-directed art production time (12 hours, approx.)
  • Novohispanic Graphic Arts Techniques Workshop (9 hours)
  • Collective art critique
  • Mapping the City: Violence through Visual Culture

Week 3:
During the third week, we will introduce participants to the complex
mural tradition reflecting an amalgam of art techniques that produced a
very rich visual culture. Studio hours will increase, allowing artists
to explore their themes and projects independently. Art instruction will
focus on Novohispanic
mural painting techniques, and individual critiques will allow
participants to assess their progress. Mapping the City will focus on
exploring the Mesoamerican and Novohispanic mural tradition, including Cholula and Casa del Dean. Artists will have the option to share their process in a roundtable as part of Arquetopia's cultural community outreach programs in collaboration with Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla.

  • Self-directed art production (18 hours, approx.)
  • Novohispanic Mural Painting Techniques Workshop (9 hours)
  • Individual critique
  • Mapping the City: Exploring the Mural Tradition
  • Community outreach roundtable at BUAP

Week 4:
The fourth week will focus on contemporary art case studies as examples
of discourse on violence and its normalization in art. We will welcome Dr. Annette Rodríguez, who will teach the second seminar exploring how violence constructs and reinforces ideologies and heirarchies
of race, gender, citizenship, and national belonging. Studio hours will
continue, while collective critique will serve as feedback for the
individual art practices. Mapping the City will focus on Mexico and
Puebla’s contemporary art scene, including studio visits and an artist

  • Seminar with Dr. Annette Rodríguez (9 hours)
  • Self-directed art production (18 hours, approx.)
  • Collective critique
  • Mapping the City: Contemporary Violence

Week 5: For the fifth week, we will welcome art historian Emmanuel Ortega,
who will teach a seminar on violence and the stratification of artistic
practices. With the main purpose of challenging hierarchies that
negatively impact the production of art and art history to this day, the
seminar will also focus on the construction of national identity. This
seminar also includes guided visits to relevant sites in order to
further contextualize colonial art practices. Participants will continue
to produce in the studio and have individual critiques. The activities
and tours will include baroque architecture and other relevant sites.

  • Seminar with Emmanuel Ortega
  • Self-directed art production (18 hours, approx.)
  • Individual critique
  • Mapping the City: Violence and National Identity

Week 6: For the sixth and final week, we will welcome art historian Dr. Kirsten Buick, who will teach a master class on the aesthetics
of violence and the writing of art history. Through a series of case
studies, participants will explore how artists, art historians, critics,
and the public construct meaning through objects and how we frame, at
various times race, gender, sexuality, and class through visual
expression. For the final critique, participants will present the
results of their residency and collectively review the diverse
processes. A farewell dinner for all ArquetopiaSUMMER
2017 participants will be held during this week. Artists will have the
option to share their process in a roundtable as part of Arquetopia cultural community outreach programs in collaboration with Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla.

  • Master class with Dr. Kirsten Buick
  • Self-directed art production (18 hours, approx.)
  • Final collective critique
  • Farewell dinner
  • Community outreach roundtable at Ibero

The Museum of Art of the Former Convent of Santa Monica is one of Mexico’s most prominent religious and colonial art museums. Its collections were formed in the 1930s with artwork from the 16th through 17th centuries including some of the greatest artists of the New Spain such as Juan Correa, Miguel Cabrera, Miguel Jerónimo de Zendejas, and Lorenzo Zendejas, among others. The museum also records monastic life in different periods of history, from everyday life to religious rituals. 

Our Artist-in-Residence Programs offer
competitive professional opportunities for emerging and mid-career,
national and international artists, designers, curators, art historians,
art educators, journalists, writers, and cultural researchers age 25
and over. Our programs are based on a non-exploitative model promoting

social consciousness. Residents are strongly encouraged to explore
various ways of cultural exchange as part of their artistic and/or
research goals and to actively engage in critical discussions as part of
their residency experience. Understanding Mexico’s context, and
specifically Puebla and Oaxaca’s cultural complexity, is key for a
successful cultural exchange. We welcome applicants from diverse
backgrounds and disciplines who are interested in creating work or
inspired by art, elements, techniques or processes specific to Mexico
and/or unique to Puebla or Oaxaca.

Arquetopia is distinguished worldwide for its array of unique residency programs
with substantial content. In contrast to various property rental
schemes, tourist resorts, B&B’s, and sublets elsewhere, our
residency spaces function exclusively for productive art professionals,
writers, and researchers and include structured, informative programs; a network of collaborative workspaces, institutions, and studios; and individualized project support.


  • Selection
    decisions are based on artistic work and proposed project. Candidates
    at all stages of their careers (emerging and established) must
    demonstrate a clear sense of potential.
  • Our pool of applicants and residents is diverse in all aspects.
  • Our
    residency programs are competitive opportunities for artists and
    researchers to pursue their own work, free of pressure (especially work
    that in their particular circumstances would normally be difficult to
  • Selection priority is given to projects that explore a responsible connection between the applicant’s artistic practice and the cultural context of Mexico, of Puebla, or of Oaxaca. The connection can be as broad as an artistic technique or as specific as a local theme.
  • The creation of community with fellow residents and staff during the residency period is important.

Founded in 2009, Arquetopia
is an internationally established, award-winning nonprofit arts and
cultural foundation with a social scope that emphasizes critical
thinking through artistic practices. Our Artist-in-Residence Programs
are the largest and most reputable in Mexico and Latin America, with an
array of contents anchored in a solid structure of collaborations with
prominent cultural institutions, renowned experts, and notable artists.

are invested in approaching art and art history with a critical
perspective by understanding Mexico’s complexity in context and
incorporating nuances in narratives and interpretation of Mexico’s
3,000-year heritage of visual culture. Since its founding, Arquetopia
has raised the bar in the residency field, becoming a reference to
every residency program in Mexico and influencing most of them in
approaching artmaking with more rigorous practices, critical perspectives, and high standards.

spectacular, four-story 1939 Mexican Colonial California-style compound
conveniently located in Puebla's central historic district
and close to the Zócalo (city square) accommodates the offices, residency space for up to 12 artists-in-residence, and numerous production spaces of Arquetopia.
Recently renovated and expanded, the residency offers a large,
natural-light studio; a darkroom; a printmaking studio, a ceramics
firing facility with a medium-sized gas kiln; a natural pigments
laboratory; ten furnished bedrooms; a large dining room; an open-access
kitchen; furnished outdoor terraces and viewing decks; a small botanical
garden; a research library; and a rooftop lounge with panoramic views
of the city.

Accessible via two international airports in Puebla (PBC) and Mexico City (MEX), Puebla is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
that lies 136 km (84 mi) from Mexico City and has approximately 5,000
colonial buildings. With a population of 2.7 million, 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, Arab, Jewish, French, and Spanish influences. Puebla lies 45
km (28 mi) east of the Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl
volcanoes, giving the residents a magnificent view of their snow-topped
peaks. At an elevation of 2,200 m (7,200 ft), Puebla features a
temperate subtropical highland climate, resulting in an average of only
three days per year seeing temperatures above 29°C (84°F). 

Term of 6 weeks. Dates for this program are fixed, from Monday, June 5 to Monday, July 17, 2017.


Staff Support:

  • Each resident meets weekly with our staff for individualized research assistance/resources, project guidance, and critiques
  • Our residencies are process-based; residents are not expected to give talks, exhibitions, or workshops

Accommodation and Meals:

  • Furnished, private bedroom
  • Meals and 24-hour access to the kitchen and dining room
  • Wireless Internet
  • Use of Arquetopias residency spaces including 4th-floor lounge and outdoor terraces
  • Shared bathrooms with modern fixtures and showers
  • Housekeeping

Studio Workspace and Materials:

  • 24-hour access to large and bright, shared art studio with generous natural light
  • Personal workspace with large table and wall space
  • Some tools provided
  • On-site darkroom provided for photographers
  • On-site print studio provided for printmakers
  • On-site ceramics firing facility provided for ceramists
  • Materials and supplies for the instructional course provided
  • Materials and supplies for additional project production not included but available for purchase locally

Fee: USD $795 per week (USD $4770 total for the 6 weeks).

Payment Deadlines: Deposit of 20% of Residency Fee due within 1 week of selection. Balance of Residency Fee due within 30 days of selection. Fee Reduction of USD -$350 for full payment within 1 week of selection.

Visit the Arquetopia website at

Complete and submit the Arquetopia Artist-in-Residence Online Application Form, following the instructions on the web page.

Following selection, applicants are notified immediately via e-mail.

is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for
all members of our diverse local and international community. Arquetopia’s resident artist and staff backgrounds vary in all aspects. As part of Arquetopia’s mission is to promote diversity, Arquetopia
actively fights discrimination by offering access to its programs and
activities without regard to race, color, gender or gender expression,
national origin, age, religion, creed, or sexual orientation.

Arquetopia on the Web: 
Arquetopia on Facebook:

Due Date: Apr 3, 2017
Contact Name: Chris Davis, Co-Executive Director
Phone: +52 222 594 77 28
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Art Instructors Wanted

Work in our beautiful studio on Galveston's Strand

Galveston Arts Center is looking to contract artists with teaching experience to lead our 2017 Summer Art Youth Programs, held weekly from June 9 - August 11, 2017.


Youth programs are held at the following times for the following age groups: 


1-hour classes for 5-8-year-olds from 9:00-10:00 AM on Friday mornings 


1+1/2-hour classes for 9-12-year-olds from 10:30 AM - Noon on Friday mornings 


5-day topic-specific camps (Mon-Fri) from 1-4 PM any week except 4th of July

Friday classes should feature something different each week, however lessons can build on each other, as long as students who missed the week before can still get the full experience.  Students are encouraged to sign up for the whole summer but can select specific dates if they want.


For the 5-day Art Camps, instructors may set their own age groups; minimum age is 7 for camps since they are 3 hours long. Unlike some other kinds of summer camps where children change teachers and activities throughout the day, Art Camps at GAC are meant to be more like a mini-course on a unified topic. 


GAC is accepting proposals in any art topic/technique, however, as a contemporary arts center, we are looking to promote conceptual ideas, topics that tie-in to community wellness or that use unconventional materials and approaches, etc.  Topics should encourage kids learn to think “outside the box” when they make art.


About our space: Our studio/classroom is equipped with


drafting-table seating for up to 16 students


8 metal H-frame painting easels


digital projector and projection screen or 40” flat-screen


5 digital cameras and tripods


18-foot ceilings and tons of natural light


utility sink, cabinets


all the basic art supplies, plus we can order specialty supplies


access to three on-site galleries showing professional contemporary art exhibitions


We do not have:


easy access to an outdoor space


potter's wheels, but we can do hand-building


on-site kiln, but we do have access to a large, low-fire kiln nearby


printing press (yet, but we’re looking into it)


Teaching Artist's pay starts at $20/hour, and artists are paid for prep-time (but not travel time.) Materials are provided by Galveston Arts Center and are built into the student fee for the workshop. To apply, please submit your proposal to Director of Education Reyna Collura,  Proposals should include the following:

  1. A brief introduction of yourself
  2. What you want to teach
  3. What sort of end-product students will get to MAKE and take home with them
  4. Materials required
  5. Equipment required
  6. What dates you are able to teach
  7. Your resume or CV listing applicable experience, education/training
  8. Your contact information including phone number

Please attach hi-resolution images as separate files or link to your online portfolio.
Please do not bring your portfolio to Galveston Arts Center.

Teaching artists are hired as independent contractors; no tax is withheld from your paycheck.  It is up to you to report income over $600 to the IRS.  Artists working with minors must consent to a criminal background check. 

Galveston Arts Center, incorporated in 1986, is a non-collecting contemporary art museum and community arts center with an emphasis on art education and outreach.  We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  


Due Date: Mar 15, 2017
Contact Name: Reyna Collura, Director of Education
Phone: 4097632403
Fee: none is a free, user-managed website. Posts and comments submitted on do not necessarily serve as an endorsement or reflect the views of FreshArts or its staff.

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