Meeting Moderator

Jean-Baptiste Joly (Germany) is the founding director and artistic director of Akademie Schloss Solitude, Germany’s largest artist residency program where he introduced a multitude of activities and new initiatives since its inception in 1989. He also served as one of the founding members of Res Artis in 1993. In 2016 Jean-Baptiste joined the Res Artis Board.

Jean-Baptiste studied German Studies in Paris and Berlin from 1969 to 1975 and worked as French and German teacher afterwards. From 1983-1988 he was the director of the French cultural institute, creating the very first artist residency ever in a French institute in 1985. Jean-Baptiste has experience in founding a residency, international support of emerging residencies, invention of new fellowship programs, long-term perspective for artists’ residencies, interdisciplinarity, worldwide overview of residency politics, alumni policy strategies and network activities.

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