November 30, 2020
Founded in 2016, Parse Seco is an experimental creative space and art residency located in the heart of Arroyo Seco, New Mexico. Parse Seco provides a unique platform for underrepresented artists, musicians, and creators to present immersive experiences for the community in an intimate setting.
Parse Seco invites underrepresented emerging artists from all over the world to experience this immersive residency experience. By providing emerging artists with gallery and work space, housing, curatorial and entrepreneurial training as well as the opportunity to work within a strong artist community, the residency aims to advance the artistic ambitions and opportunities of artists in residence. The program aims to guide and mentor those who may not view artistic expression or artistic professions as obtainable due to their race, sexual orientation, subject matter, or income class. Throughout the tenure of the program, not only will the students receive guidance and support from working community artists and art leaders, but these efforts will be reciprocated through scheduled volunteer workshops and classes with at risk youth and local youth from underrepresented communities.
Creative students, professionals and artistic beings of all types are eligible for 30- to 90-day residencies. Applications are juried by the Parse Seco Curatorial Board with an online interview.
*This program is intended for individual emerging, underrepresented artists or students of color, LGBTQ+, low-income, or otherwise marginalized.
This call is funded through a 2020Paseo Community Arts Grant, and is managed through a collaboration with the Paseo Project and Parse Seco
Founded in 2016, Parse Seco is an experimental creative space and art residency located in the heart of Arroyo Seco, New Mexico. It is a nomadic branch of Parse NOLA, co-founded in 2010 by Ricardo Barba. Parse Seco provides a unique platform for underrepresented artists, musicians, and creators to present immersive experiences for the community in an intimate setting. Parse Seco strives to provide an inclusive sanctuary for the expression and amplification of marginalized voices.
Using methods of learning and therapy through art, Parse Seco is a space boasting public art that sets trends, questions narrative and viewpoints and nourishes the artistic youth by emphasizing the importance of creative expression seemingly neglected by the standard educational model. While Parse Seco is in a constant flux of creative change, the one thing that remains constant is the dedication to increase representation of minority voices in the art world and the importance of mentorship through art.