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Residency – Spring Artist Residency in Mexico – due 3-16-13

360 XOCHI QUETZAL: Spring Artist Residency in Mexico

Entry Fee (Application Fee – 360 XOCHI QUETZAL: Spring Artist Residency in Mexico): $36.00

FEES: This is a FREE one-month residency. Your residency also includes a food stipend, wi-fi, local phone service, weekly maid service and all utilities. You will only be responsible for laundry, meals and entertainment, transportation, and local calls over the minimum allowed. You are responsible for your travel to and from the Guadalajara International airport, which is just 25 minutes from Chapala. We can arrange for someone to pick you up and take you to the airport.

STUDIO: Your studio has a large work table, a 16 ft long x 8 ft high work wall and 10’ ceilings. The adjoining bathroom doubles as a cleaning area. The studio also has a desk, comfortable chair, printer and free wi-fi. Plein air painters, writers and artists who draw have endless access to warm, outdoor beauty. There is a spinet piano for musicians.

LIVING: We offer you a beautiful home with kitchen and living room downstairs and your bedroom and a spacious studio upstairs. There are also 2.5 bathrooms. You will have free local phone service. International calls can be made via skype.

FUN: You are walking distance to a park with a running track, pool, tennis courts and walking trails. You are also 5 minutes from the malecon, a park-like promenade that runs along the lake for a mile. The lake is surrounded by hundreds of mountains and you will enjoy spectacular sunsets almost every night. The weather is sunny 300 days a year and temps average in the 70s. Other activities include hiking, dancing and thermal springs.

COMMUNITY: Chapala and nearby Ajijic have dozens of cafes and galleries, art openings, and hundreds of artists to connect or study with. Everything you need is within walking distance and our bus service is frequent and inexpensive. This is a safe place to live and work and the house is secure.


Although speaking a little Spanish will make your time here more culturally integrated, you do not have to speak the language to get around and get what you need.

Food is inexpensive here in Mexico and your food stipend will cover most of your meals. You can eat well for $25/week US. Eating out is also affordable with meals costing $3 – 10 US. You are a 5 minute walk from stores and restaurants.

Xochi Quetzal is the Aztec goddess of creativity and fertility and protector of artisans. She is sure to inspire you during your stay!

HOUSE RULES: Your spouse/significant other is welcome to join you. Your children, guests and pets are not permitted. Smoking and firearms are expressly prohibited.

ELIGIBILITY: We base our selections on artists who demonstrate artistic accomplishment, a well-conceived residency project, indication that this residency will make a significant impact and evidence of the self-reliance required for a residency in the developing world. National and international artists, writers and new media creatives over the age of 25 are welcome to apply.

NON-DISCRIMINATION: 360 Xochi Quetzal encourages applications from artists of all backgrounds and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, national origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, HIV status, marital status, disability, or veteran status.

RESIDENCY DATES: Our next free one-month residency will begin May 1, 2013 and continue through May 31, 2013. Our next residencies will be in October 1 – 31, 2013 and December 21, 2013 – January 20, 2014. There is some flexibility with the dates.

APPLICATION FEE: Our application fee is $36.00 US and there are 5% discounts for members of certain artist organizations. Previous applicants get a $12 discount.

DEADLINE AND NOTIFICATION: Applications through CAFÉ for the Spring residency will be accepted through midnight Mountain Time, March 16, 2013. Applicants will be notified no later than April 1. 2013.

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