06/03/2017 - 01/07/2017



Our program has been around for 10 years, granting space and production support for people who are doing innovative work worldwide, across the arts and sciences. During their stay (3 weeks), participants use the hacienda grounds as a laboratory for the creative process and engaging with the local community. They are free to work whenever desired in the provided studios and anywhere in the property.

Experimentation is encouraged as is discourse and collaboration. Daily group activities such as morning stretch and meditation, and occasional guided walks and fieldtrips to nearby towns and natural areas are often organized, depending on people’s interests. Because of the relative inaccessibility of the place and a desired cohesiveness of the group, all participants are required to be there the whole time, arriving and departing on specific dates and times.


  • Application is open to professionals from all countries, cultural backgrounds and aesthetics.
  • Language requirements: BOTH English and Spanish (at least beginner level).
  • Up to 10 people per session are selected from a mix of the following disciplines:
    • Performing Arts (Music, Dance, Performance, Theater, Puppetry, etc)
    • Visual Arts (Painting, Drawing, Mixed-Media, Photography, Film/Video, etc)
    • Sculpture and Installation
    • Design and Architecture
    • Humanities and Social Sciences (Anthropology, Philosophy, Writing, etc)
    • Natural Sciences (Ecology, Hydrology, Biology, Geology, etc)

Selection Process

The selection process is both by invitation and application. Participants are selected by the Residency Director in conjunction with the Advisory Board. Priority is given to proposals that merge art and science, integrate several fields within the arts, design and technology fields, and/or propose innovative approaches to culture and development. Examples of such approaches include but are not limited to: land art, social practice art, eco-industrial design, green architecture, sustainable development, permaculture, agro-ecology and alternative energy technologies.

Award / Costs

  • LIVE/WORK SPACE: Single or double occupancy bedrooms and studios, plus common areas at the hacienda, at NO COST (a $2,000 USD value per person).
  • LIVING EXPENSES: All utilities, cleaning services, drinking water and three meals per day (self-serve breakfast, prepared lunch and dinner) at NET COST: $750 USD for the 3 weeks ($15,000 MX peso / € 700 Euro approximately, based on current exchange rates).
  • Public exhibition at the Open House event on the last week of the residency.
  • Connections with Mexico’s cultural and academic presenters.
  • We DO NOT cover transportation or material expenses, but can assist you in pursuing additional funding with other sources, to cover such expenses.

Additional Support / Funding per Session

  • 1 half scholarship for a participant from Mexico, Central America (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama) or the Caribbean (Cuba, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Jamaica, Dominican Republic and other islands): pay only 50% of the living expenses fee. Awarded based on merits and financial need.


2017 SUMMER SESSION: May-June, 2017 >> APPLICATION DUE MARCH 27th, 2017 >> APPLY

2018 WINTER SESSION: January 5 – 29, 2018 >> APPLICATION DUE JULY 1st, 2017 >> APPLY


Résidences d’artistes, Centre d’art et écologie Guapamacataro, Mexique
Session été 2017 : Deadline le 27 mars 2017
Session hiver 2018 : Deadline le 1er juillet 2017
Plus d’informations sur : guapamacataro.org


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