P O C O A P O C O
is a multi-disciplinary, research-based residency in Oaxaca, Mexico offering a platform for creative exploration and space for a collective intelligence. The residency hosts artists and non-artists across all fields to support research, conversation and connection surrounding creative work, process and purpose.
We look to creative intelligence and research as a resource -- to create stability and change, to seek connection in disparates and explore new ways of seeing, thinking, learning and creating.
Active observation, conversation and accumulation of knowledge are viewed as essential components of creative practice-- a practice in which the process itself exists as the product . Our residency is a space to devote time and reflection to this practice, navigating the relationship between community, creative work, and the self.
With this in mind, Oaxaca -- as a place, culture and community -- lies at the heart of the residency. We work closely with individuals and organizations to encourage cross –cultural education, inspiration and personal exchange in hopes of building a broader and more engaging dialogue across countries, cultures and fields of research.
Pocoapoco aims to act as not only a temporary residence, 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.
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.