2011 September Res Artis Newsletter

Res Artis in Numbers

As we wake up from our summer slumbers (or winter slumbers for those in the Southern Hemisphere), we’d like to share a bit about our network!

We have
- 406 member residency organizations located in
- 61 different countries

We’ve had
- 19 meetings, in our
- 19 year history

There are currently
- 20,381 people subscribed to newsletter and
- 31,602 fans on our Facebook page

Since our new website was launched in Nov 2010 we’ve had
- 361,557 visitors to our website, with
- 2,079,018 page views

The ResSupport Fellowship


What is it?

Res Support Fellowship is an opportunity for an established Res Artis member organization to donate a residency period to an emerging organization within the Res Artis network. This experience not only provides the emerging organization with a glimpse into the inner workings of an established residency, but strengthens the bonds between residency centers and communities across the globe. Res Artis acts as a matchmaker, pairing applicants with appropriate host organizations.

The first Fellowships:

In April 2012, the 18th Street Art Center in Los Angeles, USA will have two residency directors from South America ‘in residence’ within their organisation. Giuseppe De Bernardi from TuPAC in Lima, Peru and Francisca Caporali from Jacaarte in Belo Horizonte, Brazil will be spending one month, learning about how artist residencies are run in the States. They’ll be spending time at 18th Street as well as visiting other residencies in the area. Their trip will be supported by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

Have you considered hosting a ResSupport Fellow within your organisation?

Please contact Todd Lester : todd@freedimensional.org for more details.


The PAiR Initiative – Performing Arts in Residence, Questionnaire

The PAiR Initiave began in 2010, within Res Artis, to strengthen existing and support the development of new residencies for the performing arts. Please support the next steps of this initiative by filling out this questionnaire. The aim of the survey and its subsequent findings is to develop an informed argument for steps to improve production conditions for performing artists.

For Residency Centers,
who already offers residencies to performing artists or who wishes to do so in the future:

For Artists,
who has taken part in a residency for performing arts, or who would like to in the future:

The surveys are open till the 24th of September.
Thank you!

This survey was made possible by the support of Schloss Broellin e. V., the Ministry for Education, Science and Culture of the Country Mecklenburg Vorpommern and the Fonds Darstellende Künste e. V.


RE-tooling RESIDENCIES. A closer Look at the Mobility of Art Professionals

The two-year project, RE-tooling RESIDENCIES, came to a close in August 2011 with the launch of a publication and a new website. RE-tooling RESIDENCIES was a collaboration between Res Artis members CCA Ujazdowski Castle (Warsaw, Poland) and Akademie Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart, Germany) with FUTURA Centre for Contemporary Art (Prague, Czech Republic), Gasworks (London, UK) and Botkyrka konsthall (Stockholm, Sweden).

This learning process involved these five residency organisations embarking on discussions with curators, artists and organisers about the theoretical and practical aspects of residencies. The project began in November 2009 with an international conference on artistic residencies to accompany the first East European Res Artis Regional Meeting and was followed by an exchange programme for art professionals and institutions new to the field of residencies.


New Residency: House of Ni, France

  • Where is it?
    Remote but not isolated set in the Lot region country side in south west France, a few minutes from the Dordogne and the Lot et Garonne
  • What is it?
    Cosy wooden and stone ecological house with a large atelier, Ideal for working undisturbed! The house has a large workspace and living area of around 100M° very well illuminated by large windows all around and views on trees and the surrounding country side Suitable for: painters, writers, musicians/composers Self run by the artist the House of Ni is a place to work in peace and quite, The Artist will be responsible for his own project and have the house to himself for the whole period.
  • What's going on?
    At present the artist is working on various professional project evolving around the Internet as well as a bit of painting and music
  • House of Ni on the Res Artis website
  • www.lavartolle.com