GRACIA

G R A C I A    R E S I D E N C Y


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.


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.

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 and pantry with basic cooking items, tea & coffee
  • Transportation to the residency house from Guatemala City airport upon arrival and departure

Please make a mental note of this quality of the program before applying:

* The house is located near Antigua (in Jocotenango) it is a 15 min. chicken bus ride into the main parts of town. 

** Our residencies are solo residencies meaning we host one resident or two collaborators (w/ shared room) at a time.

*** We assist with project development and research as much as possible to create a platform of support, conversation, reflection, and accessibility. That said, all needs and desires are not always possible to access and the primary work does lie in the hands of resident themselves.

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Applicants are encouraged to consider (both on application and during their stay) how their work or research will interact with Guatemala as a place, community and culture, and to reflect on their role and responsibility as a an artist or researcher learning and creating in a new location.  Due to the limited time-frame, we are less focused on residents’ capability to learn / produce / execute, and more so on the thoughtful process and purpose from which we are doing so. 


HOUSING

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.

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


ABOUT YOUR APPLICATION  

We encourage innovative and varying interests, projects and research topics.  

Collaborators are strongly encouraged and welcome to apply together.  

Applying is free. 

10 DAY SOLO RESIDENCIES OCTOBER 2019 - MAY 2020: APPLY

TWO WEEK SOLO RESIDENCIES SUMMER 2020 (Deadline November 10)APPLY (dates available: 24 May - 6 June, 8-21 June, 6-19 July and 21 July - 3 August)

We look forward to learning more about your work & process! Contact projects@graciagt.com with any questions. 


FEE INFORMATION

SOLO RESIDENCIES OCTOBER 2019 - MAY 2020:

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

SOLO RESIDENCIES SUMMER 2020:

2 week residency:  $560 (program + housing) / $460 per person for two collaborators (program + shared housing)

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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.  

Contact projects@graciagt.com for more information. 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 ArtadiaFoundation for Arts InitiativesPrince Claus Fund for Culture and DevelopmentJerome FoundationHarpo FoundationPollock-Krasner GrantsAaron Siskind FoundationNew York Foundation for the ArtsSustainable Arts FoundationThe Awesome Foundation, and Kickstarter. We are happy to provide letters of invitation or other documents of support.

A P P L Y    T O    G R A C I A

OCTOBER 2019 TO MAY 2020

APPLY HERE

NO DEADLINE

These solo residencies are 10 days long.

SUMMER SOLO RESIDENCIES MAY - AUG 2020

APPLY HERE

DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 10

These solo residencies are two weeks long.

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