360 Xochi Quetzal

BIPOC stands for Black, Indigenous, Person of Color. If you feel this description fits you, we welcome you to apply!

The live/work space at the Hotel Villa QQ is reserved for two people. Your partner/spouse is welcome as long as they adhere to the rules of the residency, the Hotel and if their presence enhances your creative time. We have had other residency winners whose partners came for the entire residency to do their own creative work. 

Unfortunately, the Hotel Villa QQ does not permit any pets, even service animals.

We understand that creativity is constantly evolving. Your answer will help us determine where you are in your creative process. It is quite common that once residents arrive in Chapala, their plans change. 

Absolutely not! This is a residency for a BIPOC creative. Your residency plan needs to reflect your authentic creative goals and process, not your identity. If your creative process is centered around your identity, we are interested to hear about that too.

The stipend for the winner will be sent to you on February 1st, 2023. We will correspond with you about the best way to send the money to you.

Although some Spanish will help ease your Mexican experience, many of the professionals you encounter will be bilingual. Knowing some basic phrases will be appreciated by local vendors.

While there is Cartel activity in many places in Mexico, it is not a big factor here in Jalisco. Most of the violence you hear about is gang warfare, and does not affect the expat and tourist communities. Keep this fact in mind: there are 53,000 licensed gun stores in the US compared to only one licensed gun store in all of Mexico. We feel very safe here, possibly more so than in the US.

Thanks to the 360 Xochi Quetzal Residency, there is a growing population of artists and writers who are making Chapala their home.. During your residency, we will plan various activities for all the resident artists (we have an active, year-round Personal Residency Program) and local creatives. You can be as connected or solitary as you want!

Between now and October 31, 2022, applicants can use the discount code EARLYBIRD on their CAFE applications and receive a $5 discount. Find out how to apply this discount on your application HERE

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