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Pocoapoco hosts 4-5 residents in a centrally located home in Oaxaca City ( images here) as well as 2-3 off-site residents each month.

Previous residents have included writers & journalists, musicians & fine artists, architects & designers, researchers & Ph.D candidates, chefs & botanists, arts administrators & social workers, as well as lawyers, educators, performers and others. Please read more about our residency and mission HERE.


Pocoapoco is a platform to support investigation, conversation and reflection surrounding creative work, process and purpose.

Residents work independently on proposed project or research, though collaborative work and exploration is encouraged and often develops. General orientation, research assistance and guidance towards local resources are available throughout the residency. 


Residents meet one-on-one at the beginning and end of their stay to define plans for / reflect on their time at the residency. The group comes together for weekly talks from local artists and for dinners, drinks, and conversations with fellow residents, local partners and friends. Resident breakfast is served Monday - Thursday. Residents share previous or current work and research during their stay through various resident gatherings and for final presentations. Each month we host a local after-school group for lunch & a creative workshop developed through resident work.

We assist with project development and research as much as possible to create a platform of support, conversation, reflection and accessibility.  That said, all needs and desires are not always possible to access and the primary work does lie in the hands of resident themselves.  

Applicants are encouraged to consider (both on application and during their stay) how their work or research will interact with Oaxaca as a place, community and culture, and to reflect on their role and responsibility as a an artist or researcher learning and working in a new location.  

These independent residencies include varied participation in ongoing short-term residency events, lectures, discussions and dinners.  

Personal airport pick-up is provided for all residents upon arrival in Oaxaca.

Please read more about our residents and their work here.




On-site residents are housed in private apartments within a larger, beautifully renovated Oaxacan home  Each space is of a different size and offers slightly different amenities which may be more or less beneficial to areas of work / study.   PLEASE NOTE: We now also host two off-site residencies per month, who take part in all programming but who find their own housing.

el pochote is situated on the west side of the courtyard. It has a bedroom with a separate dining / kitchen area and a small work table.  It has is a private bathroom and basic kitchen.  This is recommended for those who would like a little more living or work space.  

a voladora is on the roof and opens onto the terrace.  It is a single room with a private bathroom, small desk and beautiful view. It has a camping stove and small fridge.  This is recommended for writers and researchers who do not need a large space for movement or creation. 

la cocinera is a private bedroom situated on the east side of the courtyard, connecting to a private bathroom as well as a full kitchen shared with la guadalupe.

la guadalupe is a large spacious private bedroom with high ceilings situated on the east side of the courtyard. It shares a full kitchen with la cocinera and has a shared bath slightly outside the room.

la cocinera and la guadalupe are the best space for residents interested in cooking, though the large prep table can also be used for other types of work.  These two spaces are also perfect for collaborating artists.

el estudio is a live / workspace with ceiling high windows, elevated sleeping area, a huge worktable, small kitchen area, and private bathroom.  This room faces onto the street and it can be noisy.  While this usually works as a common space, occasionally it is used for residents with a studio practice or those who need more table / workspace.  



We encourage innovative and varying interests, projects and research topics.  

Collaborators are welcome to apply together.  Please fill out individual applications for each resident / collaborator.  

We look forward to learning more about your work!  Contact or with any questions.   


3 week residency:  $1100 -1500 (program + housing) / $575 (program only)

We are a small independent arts program and do not receive external funding support. Residency fees are priced to maintain sustainability of the program. Though we are able to offer very limited funding opportunities, we are happy to work with accepted residents on varying payment plans and installments.  For interested applicants and accepted residents in need of funding assistance, we suggest looking into outside resources (such as these.)    

We offer limited scholarships when possible.  Please note in your application if you are in need of a scholarship or if you are able to offer scholarship assistance.

Please contact for more information.  

50% deposit due upon confirmation of attendance.  Final deposit will be due one month before the program.  Deposits are non-refundable.


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