Open Call

PERMANENT CALL - Art and research residency in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas


No Funding
San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico


The call is directed to international artists and academic researchers who want to work on topics related to art and framed by ideas of autonomy such as those shaping the contemporary indigenous movements in Chiapas. To apply, please send us an email to, attaching your CV, a brief description of your work and a paragraph on why you consider it important to participate in this program.

Number of Participants

Our permanent call is directed to individuals or groups of maximum ten participants. Usually, the program has a duration of 15 days. However, shorter or longer stays are also available. The starting dates are agreed with each individual or group.


No deadline


October 19, 2018 - January 02, 2020


  • $550.00 program fee


Conference Rooms, Co-Working, Desk Space


Apartment, Cabin, Guest House, Home-Stay, Kitchen, Private Bathroom, Private Room, Shared Bathroom, Shared Room


No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Critique, Discussion, Exhibition, Festival, Group Dinners, Mural Projects, Publication, Readings, Round Tables, Seminars, Visiting Professionals, Workshops


English, Spanish

Program Description

The contents of the program are adjusted to the needs and interests of each individual or group of participants. We offer a series of seminars, meetings, experiences, excursions, and moments of creation and collective work facilitated by GIAP (Research Group in Art and Politics, founded in 2013 by Natalia Arcos and Alessandro Zagato) and other local invitees (artists, gallerists, researchers, and activists.) Our aim is to explore forms of resistant art, in a context like Chiapas, where Mayan and revolutionary traditions inspire us daily. The fee includes: 15 nights of accommodation 13 Working days Transfers to field sites Access to GIAP’s media library and art collection Working areas and facilities Some meals

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