Guatemala Artist Residency – Private room & studio

About our residencies Gracia hosts residents in a private home located in the outskirts of Antigua Guatemala. Previous residents have included filmmakers, painters, photographers and others. Please read more about our residency and mission here. You don’t need to be an artist or a creative person to apply – that language may appear but please let it be clearly known any […]

About our residencies

Gracia hosts residents in a private home located in the outskirts of Antigua Guatemala.

Previous residents have included filmmakers, painters, photographers and others. Please read more about our residency and mission here.

You don’t need to be an artist or a creative person to apply – that language may appear but please let it be clearly known any person working or not working in any field or profession or practice is encouraged to apply.

Program & Schedule

The program is focused on your creative practice and all the ways it can manifest.

Residents work independently on proposed project or research.

Residents are also encouraged to do nothing, to rest, to not work. To read one book slowly. Or go into town everyday and explore. You may design this residency however you wish.

Gracia provides residents with general orientation to Guatemala, research assistance and guidance towards project development and local resources.

Residencies include:

  • Optional planning call one month prior to residency
  • Housing with amenities and wifi
  • Initial meeting and orientation to Antigua
  • Assistance with research development, local introductions and navigation of the area
  • Access to a private workspace in the residency house (fully furnished outdoor pergola with roof)
  • Access to kitchen with cooking utilities + Optional breakfast toast with tea or coffee Monday – Friday
  • Transportation to the residency house from Guatemala City airport upon arrival and departure

GRACIA is:

  • A restful, comfortable and quiet space.
  • Considerate of our residents needs. We are flexible and listening.
  • Open to all beings from all races, all religions, all countries of origin, all sexual orientations, all genders, all abilities.
Duration of residency

Our residency program is 10 days long.

Accommodation

Residents that come to Gracia stay at la luna, a private bedroom with high ceilings and a balcony situated on the second floor of the house. It has a shared bath slightly outside the room. On the first floor, residents have a private outdoor workspace, access to kitchen, and common spaces. Photos are available at the bottom of this page.

Our current resident director lives at the house throughout the residency.

To see photographs of the residency space: https://www.graciagt.com/residency-house

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance

– You don’t need to be an artist or a creative person to apply – that language may appear but please let it be clearly known any person working or not working in any field or profession or practice is encouraged to apply.

– Residents have access to a private workspace

– Assistance with research development, local introductions and navigation of the area

Studio / Workspace

Residents have access to a private workspace in the residency house (fully furnished outdoor studio with roof). This studio comes with tables and wall space.

Fees and support

10 day residency: $450 (program + housing) / $350 per person for two collaborators (program + shared housing)

The residency fee covers the costs for:

– Optional planning call one month prior to residency
– Housing with amenities and wifi
– Initial meeting and orientation to Antigua
– Assistance with research development, local introductions and navigation of the area
– Access to a private workspace in the residency house (fully furnished outdoor pergola with roof)
– Access to kitchen with cooking utilities + Optional breakfast toast with tea or coffee Monday – Friday
– Transportation to the residency house from Guatemala City airport upon arrival and departure

50% deposit due upon confirmation of attendance. Final deposit will be due one month before the program. * Deposits are non-refundable and residency dates are non-transferable.

We are happy to work with accepted residents on varying payments plans and installments.

Please note: We are a small independent arts program and do not receive external funding support. Residency fees are priced to maintain sustainability of the program. For interested applicants and accepted residents in need of funding assistance, we suggest looking into outside resources such as Artadia, Foundation for Arts Initiatives, Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development, Jerome Foundation, Harpo Foundation, Pollock-Krasner Grants, Aaron Siskind Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, Sustainable Arts Foundation, The Awesome Foundation, and Kickstarter. We are happy to provide letters of invitation or other documents of support.

Expectations towards the artist

None.

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Application deadline
2020-05-30

Residency starts
2020-02-25

Residency ends
2020-02-25

Location
Guatemala

Link to more information
https://www.graciagt.com/residencies