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    23 OCT - 25 OCT, 2023

    La Nueva Fábrica is pleased to announce that we will be awarding 30 scholarships to participate in a series of workshops for professional development in the arts. These will take place via Zoom, on October 23rd, 24th and 25th, and they will be led by Dr. Royce W. Smith, Dean at College of the Arts at California State University, Long Beach. 

    This opportunity is aimed at Central American artists, curators and cultural practitioners over the age of 18.

    La Nueva Fábrica will select the 30 participants based on motivation and need.


    October 23, 18h (Guatemala time) via Zoom – HOW TO APPLY FOR FUNDING

    Searching and applying for international grants to finance contemporary art projects. The objective of this workshop is to introduce a wider network of international funding opportunities and provide technical skills for writing proposals and funding applications for contemporary art projects.

    October 24, 18h (Guatemala time) via Zoom – CURATORIAL METHODOLOGIES

    Development of curatorial concepts and methodologies. The objective of this workshop is to provide new tools for the construction of a curatorial and/or artistic practice rooted in critical methodologies.

    October 25, 18h (Guatemala time) via Zoom – PORTFOLIO/CV CREATION

    Development of portfolio, CV and website for artists, curators and/or contemporary art projects. The objective of this workshop is to provide practical tools to develop professional documents and communicate one’s professional practice more clearly. 


    Dr. Royce W. Smith is Dean of the College of the Arts at California State University, Long Beach. Collaborating with departments of dance, music, theater, visual arts, design and cinematic arts, Dr. Smith is focused on building local, national and international partnerships with particular focus on “glocality,” the public good and enhancing creative opportunities for students, staff and faculty. Dr. Smith is fluent in Spanish and believes in bilingualism as a critical platform for inclusive citizenship, leadership and lifelong learning in the arts.

    Dr. Smith earned his Ph.D. in art history from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, and held his first professorship at the University of New South Wales College of Fine Arts in Sydney. Dr. Smith has also held visiting professorships at the University of Auckland in New Zealand and the Instituto Superior de Artes in Havana, Cuba. He was a Fulbright Scholar to Paraguay in 2015 to organize the inaugural Asunción Biennial of International Art—an event showcasing 128 artists from 19 countries in 54 venues in the city—and has served on the official curatorial teams of the Bienal de La Habana in Cuba and the Curitiba Biennial of International Art in Brazil. 

    Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity!

     📝 Apply by filling out the following form: 

    🗓️ You have until October 18th to apply. 

    For this edition, La Nueva Fábrica has the support of the Embassy of the United States of America.