The Paseo Project Artist in Residence Program

The Paseo Project is excited to offer an Artist in Residence Program for visiting artists to work on specific projects while engaging with the Taos community. Residence vary from two weeks to one month and the application process is on-going.

The Paseo Project Artist in Residence Program is a rare opportunity for working artists to activate their projects within a diverse community set within the high desert of Northern New Mexico. Applicants are to submit a project they would like to work on while based in Taos, in addition to their current CV and images/video of past work. While artists are provided housing and a work space to work on their projects, artists must have a social engagement component to their project. All artists are required to engage with the community in some form during their stay in Taos. The Paseo Project will work with each artist to find the best way to do this and help in introducing artist to key community members.

The Paseo Project offers a stipend and honorarium for all Artists in Residences in addition to housing and studio/work space. As we are in a rural community, a car is necessary for this residency.

Please submit all inquires here.

2019 Paseo Project Artist in Residence

La Pocha Nostra (Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Saul Garcia Lopez/La Saula, and Balitronica Gómez), San Francisco, CA is the featured PASEO 2019 Artist in Residence.

La Pocha Nostra is a transdisciplinary arts organization that provides a support network and forum for artists of various disciplines, generations and ethnic backgrounds. They are devoted to erasing the borders between art and politics, art practice and theory, artist and spectator. For over 25 years, La Pocha Nostra has intensely focused on the notion of collaboration across national borders, race, gender and generation as an act of radical citizen diplomacy and as a means to create ephemeral communities of rebel artists.

La Pocha Nostra will be in Taos for two weeks in September. In the first week they will offer one of their legendary international performance summer school workshops in Taos, New Mexico. These workshops are considered to be La Pocha Nostra’s most important pedagogical and political adventures of the year. Aviéntense locos y locas! Please join us! All Taos County residents are invited to apply for this FREE workshop.


**Space is limited**
Dates: September 5-9, 2019 ~ 1:00 – 4:00 PM daily
Learn more here: PaseoProjectLocalCall_TAOS_2019
Apply here. Deadline is August 9th. 

The residency ends with a two night performance piece during PASEO 2019, September 13+14, 2019.  The Living Museum of Fetishized Identities is the next step in their performance research to develop large-scale interactive performance/installations that functioned as “intelligent raves and art expos of Western apocalypse.” This “living museum” is site-specific and is realized from a pre-festival workshop featuring different groups of local and international performers. Original music (live or prerecorded), video projections, cinematic lighting, taxidermied animals and twisted ethnographic motifs helped enhance the high-tech “robo-baroque aesthetic.”



2018 Paseo Project Artist in Residence

Laurelin Kruse
Laurelin Kruse of Mobile Museum of American Artifacts

The Paseo Project hosted its first artist-in-residence, Laurelin Kruse, founder of the Mobile Museum of American Artifacts (MMoAA) in April 2018. Throughout the month, Kruse took the Mobile Museum to 16 stops throughout Taos County, engaging the community through stories and oral histories embedded in everyday objects. Five University of New Mexico art department students were selected for internships with MMOAA. Each received college credits. The interns were Tracy Bell, Heather Bergerson, Audrey Tipping, Savannah Summers and Jana Greiner. Learn more about MMoAA at

Mobile Museum of American Artifacts April 2018 locations:
Friday, April 6              TCA – Opening Reception Water is Community Installation
Sunday, April 8              TCA – Pecha Kucha Night Taos
Tuesday, April 10          Questa Library
Wednesday, April 11      Ancianos Senior Center
Saturday, April 14          Taos Mesa Brewing / KNCE live remote
Sunday, April 15            Penasco Theater
Wednesday, April 18      Ancianos Senior Center & The Men’s Homeless Shelter
Thursday, April 19         Questa Library
Sunday, April 22           Millicent Rogers Museum
Wednesday, April 25    Enos Garcia Elementary School, classroom event
Thursday, April 26        TISA, classroom event
Saturday, April 28         Invent Event @ Enos Garcia Elementary Gymnasium
Sunday, April 29            Harwood Museum of Art – closing artist talk 3pm

The Mobile Museum of American Artifacts