Feb - March 2019
Arquetopia Foundation is an internationally established, nonprofit arts and cultural foundation with a social scope that emphasizes critical thinking through artistic practices. They are customized, professional International Artist-in-Residence Programs are the largest and most reputable in Latin America, with an array of contents anchored in a solid structure of collaborations with prominent cultural institutions, renowned experts, and notable artists.
Arquetopia is invested in approaching art and art history with a critical perspective by understanding Mexico complexity in context by incorporating nuances in narratives and interpretation of the 3,000-year heritage of visual culture.
“We approach art making by placing art practices at the center of critical discussions to reveal the complex relationship between “the ways of seeing,” power, and the production of art and/or the writing of art history.”
Pequignot Palace is an interdisciplinary residency in northern, rural Missouri. The agricultural aspect of the residency allows visitors to become a part of the living cycle by tending to the chickens, assisting in the garden, learning and experimenting with fermentation, and holistic cooking. The Pequignot Palaces’ mission is to support personal projects that drive individual and collective passions. The Palace holds space to mesh creative acts, construction, and lifestyle into a living culture. The residency is open to a wide field of disciplines to attract creatives, thinkers, learners, dreamers, tinkerers , etc - all doors are open in this hands-on environment.
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Urban Culture Project
The Charlotte Street’s Studio Residency Program is located in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. This residency’ looks to nurture and empower artists of exceptional vision by providing free studio space, rehearsal space, and related support that enables artists of all disciplines to advance their art practices and careers. The Urban Culture Project program aims to give life to creative production, artistic experimentation, collaboration, professional development, and close connections and exchange among the multi-disciplinary community. Components include annual open studios, exhibition, performance opportunities at Charlotte Street’s nearby Paragraph gallery & Project Space, monthly all-resident group meetings with artist presentations, studio visits, and mentorships.
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The Drugstore is a communal and collaborative studio space for artists, located in Kansas City's historic Katz Drugstore. There are currently 25 residents of the space, whose work spans across all mediums and disciplines. The objective of The Drugstore is to provide artists with affordable studio space, while connecting them with peers and the surrounding neighborhood.
The Drugstore also houses a gallery space in which residents and local organizations host events. The space is open to the public biannually during open studio events.
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