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  • Art & photo by Cristina Flores Pescorán

    About the residency program:

    La Nueva Fábrica offers residencies by invitation and application every year for artist, curators and cultural practitioners.

    Please click here to download application guidelines.


    • A stipend of USD 2,000
    • Housing
    • A private studio
    • Transportation to and from La Aurora International Airport (Guatemala City)
    • Logistical support for production
    • Scheduled access to carpentry, metalsmithing, and weaving equipment
    • The opportunity to engage publics through programming
    • The duration of each residency is between four to eight weeks, to be determined upon selection in coordination with the LNF team. 
    • Residencies are granted to one artist at a time, with the exception of artist duos, who are welcome to submit a single application. Artists with children are welcome to apply. 
    • Residents are encouraged to engage with all activities programmed at La Nueva Fábrica including openings, community events, etc.
    • Please note that airfare to and from Guatemala is not included and is the responsibility of the resident.


    • Applicants 18 years and older of any nationality are eligible to apply.
    • An art degree and/or formal training are not required to apply.
    • To qualify, individuals must demonstrate commitment to their process and an interest in connecting with our community.
    • While not required, basic knowledge of Spanish is beneficial. While the staff at LNF will help residents navigate their stay in Guatemala, artists are expected to be self-motivated and independent.
    • LNF welcomes individuals of all backgrounds to apply for admission and does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of age, gender, religion, nationality, marital status, ancestry, color, race, disability or sexual orientation.
    Art & photo by Cristina Flores Pescorán


    All applicants must submit

    • A letter of intent outlining interest and project proposal during stay (500 words max)
    • CV/resume
    • Contact information for two references who know the applicant personally and can speak to their professional capacity and their suitability to work in a collaborative environment
    • Preference for residency length and dates
    • At least one of the following forms of professional documentation from within the past five years: 


    • Link to applicant’s website
    • Up to three press/media links

    Artists: up to 10 images of artworks; for time-based practices, up to 3 YouTube or Vimeo links (jurors will watch no more than  5 minutes of each video link)

    Curators and cultural practitioners: 2 published writing samples; up to 4 pages of  documentation of past projects; 2 YouTube or Vimeo links of lectures/conferences

    LNF accepts applications in English and Spanish.

    Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only digital materials will be accepted.


    1912 | 2015

    Doña Paula learned to weave at age four from her grandmother in her ancestral town of San Antonio Aguas Calientes. For over three decades, Doña Paula lived on the site of the adjacent textile mill, collaborating with La Nueva Fábrica Co-founder Mithchell Denburg on unique weavings. Doña Paula cultivated her art by honoring the ancient designs of her village, as much as by creating contemporary works in non-traditional colors and layouts. She lived to be 103 years old, and we take inspiration from her incredible work and long life.