The Hidden Turtle Residency

February 4 - March 3, 2020

September 8 - 29, 2020


APPLICATION DEADLINES: November 15, 2019 is the application deadline for the 4 week February 2020. August 1, 2020 is the application deadline for the 3 week September 2020 residency.


Upon jury review invitations will be offered on a rolling basis for the February and September 2020 residency.



1) Please read Residency Guidelines to consider if you are a good fit for this opportunity.


2) Please complete the package by:
November 15, 2019 for February 2020

Deadline August 1, for September, 2020


Application will include resume/cv, a short proposal for research, development or project to include 3 works samples and the name/contact info of 2 professional references. Applications are juried by a rotating group of professionals. Applicants will be selected by the merit of the proposal.

Consideration will be given to make sure a secluded, jungle environment is a good fit for an individual's temperament. People who are self-directed, independent, self-reliant, resourceful and who appreciate nature will thrive. Time does flow in a different way, at times things do not unfold according to plan requiring resilience and adaptability.



4 weeks February 4 - March 3, 2020

Sliding scale

Private room $1,055 - $1,350

Shared room $915 - $1,100

3 weeks September 8-29, 2020

Sliding scale

Private room $815 - $1,000

Shared room $710 - $900

In our perfect and hopefully not to future world, we will be able to host fully subsidized residencies. At the moment our goal is to keep our fees as low as possible. With a sliding scale the opening is for those with a little more cash resources to help support those with a little less.

Here is a resource list for artists grants This has not been updated for 2020 deadlines but is still a valuable reference.

Seek out Sponsorships.

If accepted each resident is asked to submit a 50% deposit. Final payment to be made 1 month prior to arrival.

COLLABORATION: Collaborative teams are encouraged. One person can be lead applicant. Resume/cv of each person and work samples are to be included.

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Quintana Roo, Mexico