OPEN CALL. APPLY WHEN LIFE BRINGS YOU TO GUATE.
Gracia is a multi-disciplinary residency in the outskirts of Antigua Guatemala offering a platform for creative experiments and space for togetherness. The residency hosts artists and non-artists across all fields to support research, conversation and connection surrounding creative work, process and purpose.
Gracia is focused on your creative practice and all the ways it can manifest. We want to welcome as many people at any stage of their career to participe. We welcome all beings from all races, all religions, all countries of origin, all sexual orientations, all genders, all abilities.
Antigua Guatemala — as a place, community and culture — lies at the heart of the residency. We work closely with individuals and organizations in the area to encourage cross –cultural education, inspiration and personal exchange within each discipline and project in hopes of developing a broader and more engaging creative dialogue across countries, cultures and fields of research. So let us know if you’d be interested in organizing a workshop or do a lecture and we can help find a place in town to share your knowledge.
Gracia’s residency program exists in a two story house 10 minutes away from Antigua. We believe this is the best distance to stay in and be surrounded by mountains or go out into town to experience Antigua. We understand resident approach varies some use this as an opportunity to step back, slow down, and explore shifted or expanded perspectives within their current work. Some dive in deeply to an already existing interest or project. Others spend time investigating a topic far outside their habitual practice.
At this time we offer a 10 day residency program which includes a private room (shared bathroom) and studio. Participants receive research support from Guatemalan artist Mafer Hernández, a newsletter of all events happening in Antigua during your stay, and a resource list specific to your project / endeavors during your stay.
At this moment we are able to accommodate one resident or two collaborators at a time.