Open Call for Residency


General information

Brief description of organization

The Gruber Jez Foundation offers support to all people and institutions involved in contemporary art, as part of an on-going effort to encourage cultural enlightenment in the community.
The Foundation is a private, non-profit association with no political, racial or religious affiliations. Located close to the city of Merida, it was founded in May of 2001 by initiative of Gerda Gruber, artist herself, who practices while directing the organization.
It seeks cultural exchange with other foundations or institutions with similar or related goals in other parts of Mexico and abroad.

Brief description of residency program

The Foundations goal is to provide a workshop-studio in which students and established artists may carry on a professional dialogue and work harmoniously in an ambience of total freedom and mutual respect. A place for self-development, our top priority is to encourage artistic research and experimentation in new projects.

Disciplines and media: Visual Art, Sculpture, Ceramics, Textile Art, New Media
Duration of Residency: between 1 and 3 months
Number of artists resident at one time: max. 4 - Companions allowed: Partners
Grants available: Professional technical assistance.
Letter of support for any grant application you are asking in your country.
Expenses paid by artist: Everything personal, related for living and work
Expectations of the artist: Cleaning your working and living space
Application who/how: Project Based - Application by mail
Selection procedure: By committee
Presentation of artists' work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency

Setting: Rural
Resources: Internet connection, office, kitchen, ceramics facilities, welding tools, woodworking tools, metal, working tools, plaster room
Number of studios: 2
Type and size of studios: Shared Studio
Working language: Spanish and English

How to reach

By plane:
To Merida from Mexico City or some other cities of Mexico
Or direct flight from Houston or Miami, USA
Nearest airport: Merida Rejon, Mexico
By car:
Bus and taxi service from Merida to Cholul, 30 minutes from downtown.
Buses from Cancun, 4 hrs. trip