Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: August 4, 2012, 2:41 AM
Arquetopia is a non-profit foundation promoting Development and social transformation through educational, artistic and cultural programs. The organization is unique with a contemporary, multidisciplinary and international approach in programs such as Artist-in-Residence, Public Art, Art Collecting, Scholarships, Grants and International Collaborations with artists, enterprises, various institutions and community-based organizations. The core of the Foundation is Sustainable Development through four principles embodied in all of our programs and activities: social awareness, shared responsibility, innovation, and local networks development. Arquetopia is committed to creating a lasting positive impact on society, stimulating economic development, generating employment, and contributing to the preservation and continuity of historical, artistic and cultural heritage.
The Artist-in-Residence Programs at Arquetopia offer important professional opportunities for emerging and mid-career national and international contemporary artists. Our programs are oriented to promote social consciousness, and artists are strongly encouraged to address social themes as part of their artistic goals for their residency project. As Arquetopia's mission is to promote social transformation, understanding Mexico's context, and specifically Puebla's and Oaxaca's cultural complexity, is key for a successful cultural exchange. Since our approach is contemporary, we welcome artists from diverse disciplines (painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, installation, performance & time based work, etc.) who are interested in creating work with elements, techniques or processes that are specific to Mexico and/or unique to Puebla and/or Oaxaca.