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Open Call Art Residency 
Period December- June 2020

Estudio Abierto opens the invitation to participate in the call for artistic residences for production, research and curatorship. The program is aimed at artists, cultural managers, curators, designers and researchers to work and live in the city of Oaxaca, Mexico, for a minimum period of 25 days and a maximum of 45 days.

The residence is a space for reflection and a trigger for ideas from the meeting of local and world cultural agents.

We are interested in creating dialogues from the social, economic and aesthetic context of the place in order to create collective exchanges between producers and local artistic spaces.



 The house-studio on the outskirts of the city in a semi-rural community in San Francisco Lachigolo at 20 mins. from the center of the city, located at a strategic point where artisans, archaeological zones and traditional markets converge with which bonds can be formed that help boost the creative proposals that artists have while having a reflective exercise regarding practices from the place.

The workshop-gallery is located in the historic center where design shops, galleries, museums and places of interest converge.


We collaborate with  workshops, artists and artisans of the city forming working links between actors of the cultural scene and artists who come to work and research on local work.

The residence has a network of links in case of interest with workshops for the production of artists and craftsmen:


  • Pottery workshop

  • Engraving workshop

  • Textile workshop (wool)

  • Carved in wood

  • Elaboration of objects with reed


If required, those interested can learn in the workshops with the artisans to work on their proposals from reflection through the cultural, social, political contact offered by the space.


Estudio A is open to the visual creation, photographic, graphic, painting, industrial design, utilitarian objects, assembly forms, etc.


The production and / or results will be shown to the public in an open study format - a one-day results sample, workshop or talk.



  • For creatorsThis residence is aimed at artists, designers, illustrators, digital artists and people related to contemporary artistic production, it is invited to produce a project that each resident proposes during their stay in Oaxaca. The purpose of the residence is to develop proposals that investigate and experiment with the city, its variables and its own characteristics, and the dynamics that artistic production systems imply in a residency format.

  • For Curators and Researches: Aimed at curators, critics, theorists, historians and researchers who come to make a research proposal that includes Oaxacan artists or involves the local scene.


Artists, designers, curators, researchers and people whose practice focuses on contemporary art can apply.

Send a PDF document to with the following information:


  • Personal information: name, ID number / passport number, mail, city, country, date of birth.

  • Dates on which you want to make residency.

  • Duration of residence (one month or two months).

  •   CV and updated Biography written in prose with relevant works (Biography of up to 10 lines).

  •   10 images of your previous work.

  •   Description of the project to be developed in the residence (maximum 500 words).

  •   Link to digital portfolio


NOTE: The images sent should not exceed 900kb, it is recommended that they have a measurement of 1200px x 800 px



  • 3 single bedrooms with 2 shared bathrooms.

  • A shared gallery studio among residents in the city center, in case the artist wishes, he can give workshops in the space for his own benefit.

  • Participants must make a reflective diary, these can be done in video, text or photography, to be uploaded to the Estudio Abierto.

  • Residents will have a specific schedule of activities that include tours to the city, presentation of portfolios, conferences, visits to institutional and independent cultural spaces, study visits to local artists, etc.

  • Invitation letters will be extended to the selected ones.

  • Certificates of participation will be granted.


Participants: The residence has a maximum capacity of 3 people per month and is available during the months of: October to June 2021

Investment: USD 1100 (25 days) USD 1950 (45 days)




  • Access and / or link to the workshops *

  • Public presentation of the residence process in gallery

  • Accommodation

  • 3 Studios-room

  • Wifi

  • Dinning room

  • Snacks (coffee, mezcal)

  • Kitchen

  • Follow up

  • Curated

  • Promotion and diffusion of the processes of residence in social networks.

(The costs of materials are not included, they are paid by the resident)*



Not include:

  • Transfer costs to and from the place of residence

  • Local transport costs

  • Travel expenses

  • Foods

  • Materials

  • Computer


Invitation letters will be sent to the selected people.



Application: 1 October to 15 November, 2021  .

Notification of those selected December 6, 2021.

Reception of payment or advance payment of 30% December 10 to 5 January , 2022.

Residence period: February- July  2022.




  • Given the unstable situation in which we find ourselves, we ask the participants to choose 2 tentative dates for their stay, the first within 2021 and the other in 2022 (January-March).

  • The advance is not refundable, what we are doing is having a constant communication to have flexibility of dates to reagent in case of complications.


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 * For PayPal transfer usage commissions of the total to be paid, an extra + 5% of the total to be paid must be added

CURATOR: Estudio Abierto


All the activities carried out within the framework of the residence are represented and managed by Estudio Abierto.


Any situation not foreseen in this call will be resolved by the Organizing Committee.

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