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Open Call Art Residency 
Period January - August 2023

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 24 days and a maximum of 45 days.

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

We are interested in creating dialogues from within the social, economic and aesthetic context of Oaxaca 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 just 20 min from the center of the city, we are 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 co-exist.


We collaborate with  workshops, artisans by forming working links between them and the artis to come to work and research local work.

The residence has a network of links, in case of interest  offering workshops by local artist and craftsmen.


  • Pottery 

  • Engraving

  • Wood Carving

  • Reed weaving


If required, those interested can learn trough 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 results will be shown to the public in an open study format - a one-day results sample, workshop or talk.



  • Artist productionArtist are invited to produce a proyect that their propuse during staying Oaxaca.

  • The purpose of the residence is to develop proposals that investigate and experiment with the city, its variables and its own characteristics; as well as the dynamics that artistic production systems imply in a residency format.

  • For Curators and Researches: The residency is 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, mail, city, country, date of birth.

  • Dates on which you want to make residency. Given the current situation, we suggest that you choose 2 possible dates for the January-June two-month period and a date within the July-December period in case it has to be changed.

  • Duration of residency (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 on-site (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, they 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.

  • Selected artists will recibe invitation letters.

  • 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: January - March - April -June - August  2023

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



  • Access and / or link to the workshops *

  • Public show case of the final pieces in our galery

  • Accommodation

  • 3 bedrooms-studios

  • Wifi

  • Dinning room

  • Snacks (coffee, mezcal)

  • Kitchen

  • Support

  • Curated

  • Promotion and diffusion of the processes during 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

  • Food

  • Materials

  • Computer


Select artists will recibe invitation letters.


Application: 27th April  to 10th June, 2022  .

Notification of those selected  15th June , 2022.

Reception of payment or advance payment of 30% 20th June to 20 July , 2022.

Residence period: August - June 2023.




- PayPal

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

CURATORSHIP: 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 open call will be resolved by the Organizing Committee.

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