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July 3 to August 21, 2017


Deadline for submission of proposals 20 of April 2017


The First Food Residency is open to British artists interested in participating in a creative research residency in Mexico, culminating in a group exhibition.

Research should be done around the issue of food.


For ideas and examples of what kind of work has been done before, please see previous exhibitions or the facebook page.


For more information contact us on email:


The residence will take place over a period of seven weeks:

July 3 to August 21 2016 concluding in a group exhibition at the University of Oaxaca (UABJO) -  for photos please see our hosts.


During their stay in Mexico,  the artists in residence will have the opportunity to have access to the facilities at UABJO, and technical support. We will also research specialists facilities for successful applicants, including weaving and natural dye workshops. 


The residency also offers visits to galleries, museums and traditional farms where they can learn about ancient methods still in operation.


Founders of the project, Antonia Bruce and Anna Bruce, will be available during residency to support residents, and to document the work produced as a record of activities.


The residency in the UK is open to all disciplines: from painting and sculpture to dance or architecture

Proposals must be sent by email to the following address:

In the proposal the following information should be included:

⁃ Name 

⁃ Age 

⁃ Address 

⁃ A recent photograph 

⁃ CV


⁃ Biography (100 to 200 words) 

⁃ Details of exhibitions and / or artistic works published


⁃ Three examples of works, including images, date of completion and dimensions.


⁃ In case of a performance artist, please include links to pictures or videos.

⁃ Objectives and creative intent (300-500 words) 

⁃ A work schedule, describing in detail how you will use the time to carry the investigation and completion of the work.

⁃ description of the type of space required to work and the necessary materials.


⁃ Description of other requests for funding (if any)

⁃ A letter of recommendation from an art institution or a recognized artist, which can be both UK or Mexico.

⁃ Spanish level: Advanced / Intermediate / Basic / Non-existent


With the support of Reading, Chelsea and UABJO First Food Residency offers accommodation and workspace.

There are 5 places in total available. 

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