Located in a private home in the outskirts of Antigua Guatemala, the residency hosts and collaborates with international & local artists and non-artists across all fields to support research, creation and connection surrounding creative work, process and purpose.

Our residency program is focused on your creative practice and all the ways it can manifest. We provide research assistance and guidance towards project development and local resources. 

GRACIA aims to introduce residents to the Guatemala that Guatemalans are constantly inspired by.

About The Program

Residents work independently on proposed project or research. Residents are also encouraged to do nothing, to rest, to not work. To read one book slowly. Or go into town everyday and explore. You may design this residency however you wish.

Previous residents have included filmmakers, painters, photographers, writers, and others. Learn more about them here.

2023 Residencies Include

- Initial call one month prior to residency
- Housing with private room, amenities and wifi
- Access to shared workspace in the residency house
- Weekday continental breakfast with fresh & local ingredients
- Family style dinner with residents and local creatives
- Assistance with research development, local introductions and navigation of the area
- Weekly resident meetings to share work, engage in conversation and learn from each other
- Photo documentation of your process
- Opportunity to share your process with the community via artist lecture or workshop
- Guatemala City Airport pick-up and transportation upon arrival & departure

Additional details 

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 how their work or research will interact with Guatemala and it’s vast history from the Mayan culture and indigenous communities to the current post civil war society, and to reflect on their role and responsibility as a maker learning and creating in a new country.

Upcoming Residency Dates & Application Deadline

Our residencies are 2 weeks long and host 2-3 residents at a time

Winter 2022 - new dates opened up
Applications deadline: June 11th 2022

Spring / Summer 2023
Applications deadline: July 15th 2022

Residency House & Studio

Residents that come to Gracia stay at two houses located inside a beautiful and quiet complex with volcano views, outdoor community gym and gardens. They are in Jocotenango, a 15 min. bus ride into the main parts of Antigua.

The main residency house has a variety of hammocks and a shared work table in the garden. In our common space, we have a selection of Latin American art books & magazines. Our founder and Guatemalan artist, Mafer Hernandez lives at the main residency house throughout the residency to support and assist our residents.

Room options (Photos)

La Luna, a private bedroom with high ceilings and a private lush balcony situated on the second floor of the main residency house. It has a shared bathroom slightly outside the room. On the first floor, residents have a shared outdoor workspace, access to kitchen, and common spaces.

El Sol, a private bedroom that opens up to a large shared balcony with mountain views situated in our annex residency house. Hosted by our team members Mariano, Sergio and their dog Nino. Residents receive keys to live there and keys to work from our main residency house. 

Important note: Starting in January 2023, we will begin hosting multiple artists in the same house. Residencies will take place in a new, larger, renovated home filled with local art and designs. Each resident will have their own private room and the house will be centered completely on art exploration & education.


2023 - 2 week residency - $890 USD.
The annex house residency (only available 2022) - $590 USD.

50% deposit due upon confirmation of attendance. Final deposit will be due sixty days before the program.

* Deposits are non-refundable and residency dates are non-transferable.

Contact projects@graciagt.com for more information. We are happy to work with accepted residents on varying payments plans and installments.


Applying is free.
Collaborators are strongly encouraged and welcome to apply together.
Contact projects@graciagt.com with any questions.