P O C O A P O C O
is a multi-disciplinary, research-based residency in Oaxaca, Mexico offering time for retreat, a platform for creative exploration and space for a collective intelligence. The residency hosts artists and non-artists in a wide variety of fields to support research, conversation and community surrounding creative work, process and purpose.
Oaxaca -- as a place, community and culture -- is at the heart of the residency. We work closely with individuals and organizations in the surrounding area to encourage cross –cultural education, inspiration and personal exchange within each discipline and project in hopes of building a broader and more engaging creative dialogue across countries, cultures and fields of research.
We aim to provide not only a temporary residency, but also a lasting and growing network of international artists, creatives, and thinkers.
Resident approach varies — some use this as an opportunity to step back, slow down, and explore shifted or expanded perspectives within their current work. Some dive in deeply to an already existing interest or project. Others spend time investigating a topic far outside their habitual practice.
Active observation, conversation and accumulation of knowledge are viewed as essential components of creative practice, with a balance of retreat and connection creating an optimal space for this work.
Residency structure is based on length of stay. All residences include lodging, amenities, and research support as well as various lectures, events and meals. Events are based on participant and community interests and resources.