2013 July Res Artis Newsletter

Save the date: May 11-15, 2014
Thematic meeting: Social Practice and Artist Residencies


The first Res Artis Thematic Meeting, hosted by ARTPORT TEL–AVIV—the new vision venture initiated by Jason Arison, chairman of The Ted Arison Family Foundation—will take place on May 11-15, 2014.

Art Residencies and social practice art have had parallel developments. Since the 1980s, art residencies have experienced an exponential growth, and their missions have diversified far beyond merely providing space and time for artists to create. Many residencies now focus on addressing social issues and often involve various communities in their activities. Similarly, social practice art has undergone various redefinitions during that time—from new genre art, to dialogic art, to relational aesthetics—and has become a more standardized practice.

However, the intersection of social practice and art residencies has not been explicitly addressed. The conference, a collaboration between Res Artis and the ARTPORT residency, will attempt to bridge this gap by exploring the intersection of art, art residencies, and social practices executed in both realms. Read more about the topics to be addressed in the upcoming conference here
 

Res Connect: a new Res Artis initiative!



During the General Meeting in Tokyo last year, we discussed ways in which we could create a more comprehensive network for our field., a more inclusive network were the membership fee wouldn’t be a barrier for new exciting and promising residency programs wanting to join us.
 
Having in mind all this positive exchange of ideas,  we started the Res Connect initiative. Res Connect allows current Res Artis members to act as donors who pay the membership fee for a potential member who is without sufficient financial means to join our network. Besides the financial support,  this program also strengthens the bonds between two residency centers within our network and can also be the basis of a fruitful reciprocal relationship.
 
Learn more on how to apply for a membership fee and become a Res Connect recipient here
 

Visa & Mobility: We advocate through our activities



According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR, 1948) all people are entitled to the recognition of inherent dignity and certain inalienable rights, which are the "foundations of freedom and justice in the world." Freedom of movement is one of the most basic human rights.

For residency organisations the implementation of the full set of human rights for their residents, and for themselves, informs the basis of their work. This makes it for us a central matter of concern that we want our members to be well-informed about, and to have the opportunity to help each other with their significant experience in the field. As an organisation, we strive to support initiatives that concentrate on visa and mobility issues in the cultural field in the EU and beyond, and we attempt to be engaged in advocacy activities where we can affect amendment for our members.

Learn more about our activities concerning Visa & Mobility.

 

Res Artis is at "International Opportunities in the Arts: Engaging Minds"



"Engaging Minds"
is the theme for this year's Transcultural Exchange Conference, which will take place in Boston from October 10-13, 2013.
This is a bi-annual meeting that presents international opportunities in the arts to artists. Since many of our members present at this venue, we usually get to see many of you there.
 
Our President Mario Caro will contribute to a conversation on residency networks as part of the TransCultural Exchange conference. The session will be chaired by Maria Tuerlings, Executive Director of Trans Artists and will also include Caitlin Strokosch of the Alliance for Artists Communities. Please let us know in advance if you are going as we are looking forward to seeing you there.
 
For more information visit: 2013 Conference on International Opportunities in the Arts
presented by TransCultural Exchange

 

Res Artis Mapping: new partnership with China Residencies



Since 2011 the Res Artis Mapping project has undertaken the task of comprehensively maps the world of residencies. This project initially began with Res Artis members to maintain a current map listing of permanent residencies. Afterwards, and in cooperation with Residencias en Red, we focused on Latin America. In addition to information about each residency, the map also has the capability of graphically representing various layers that can be used to illustrate a variety of features such as the type of residency, affiliated cultural networks, and collaborative relationships established between residencies.
 
The aim is to provide information about residencies and their relationships—to each other, to funders, to other institutions, etc.—in order to promote further collaborations.
 
As we are focusing on the Asian region, Res Artis has recently partnered with China Residencies, an organization that has just completed an initial research trip meeting of nearly 20 programs across mainland China and Hong Kong gathering video interviews, photo documentation, and best practices of the Chinese residency field. Together with China Residencies we will include all this information in our map.
 
As we continue to build and update this fantastic resource with other regional partners we welcome you to view our Res Artis Mapping project here.


Res Artis office warming


In October 2012, Res Artis moved its offices to the Rijksakademie. However, it was not until June 20th of this year that we were able --together with the staff of Capital A-- to hold a proper office warming . We are very pleased to be in the inspiring environment of the Rijksakademie. We invite you to arrange a meeting with us if you are in the neighborhood and hope to see you soon!
 

Suggested readings from our Library section


We invite you to dive into the Library section on our website. It includes many resources, including reports and publications on various topics within the field of residencies, as well as a selection of invaluable online tools. Recently added to our collection you will find “International Perspectives on Artist Residencies”, a report conducted by the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA).
 
This document considers a variety of topics such as Government Support for Artist Residencies, Objectives and Outcomes of Residencies, Mapping of Residencies, Funding Opportunities for Residencies, Evaluation of Residencies and Future Actions.

Search and find other itneresting reports, essays and research studies here.
 

Res Artis has become member of On the Move.



Res Artis is very glad to announce that it has become a member of On the Move (OTM). On the Move is a cultural mobility information network with more than 30 members in over 20 countries across Europe and beyond. Their mission is to encourage and facilitate cross-border mobility and cooperation, contributing to building up a vibrant and shared European cultural space that is strongly connected worldwide. Together we''ll be joining forces and sharing knowledge to support the residency field through information coordination, advocacy and joint activities to contribute to the mobility of artists and cultural operators around the globe.
For more information about On the Move visit their website www.on-the-move.org
 

Upcoming deadlines

Are you looking forward to have an artist-in-residence experience?

We are an association of over 400 centers and organisations in over 70 countries.

Our members are dedicated to offering artists, curators, and all manner of creative people a time and place away from their every-day life, an experience framed within a unique geographic and cultural context.

Browse our upcoming deadlines list and find your next artist in residence experience!



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