- time and space away rom your usual environment and obligations.
- time and reflection, research, presentations and/ or production
- allows individual to explore his/ her practice within another community
- meeting new people, using new materials experiencing life in a new location
Historical perspective –
- early 20th century
- art loving philanthropist
- US and Europe (Germany)
- 1960s – new models emerged : seclusion or involvement (sense of community, social engagement)
- 1990s – globalisation – much more world wide – easier to travel.
- linked to organisations, museums, galleries, universities
- some solely exist for offering residency places
- national/ international
- length vary greatly – minimum 2 weeks – can be as long as 2 years
- different disciplines
- Age – varies greatly – no younger than 18
- country of origin – some are vary specific – ( only want people from a specific country) others its not so important
- some residencies are invitation only
- A plan outlining your work during the residency : concept, context, methods, outcomes
- usual requirements: proposal, CV, resume, artist statement, portfolio, letter of recommendation.
Funding/ Finances –
A residency should be a beginning, not an end.