2017 June Res Artis Newsletter

Registration for the Res Artis Meeting in Copenhagen now open!

Registration for the next Res Artis Meeting in Copenhagen is now open! The meeting ”Prepare for Production: On Residencies and Artistic Production” will be hosted by Danish Art Workshops (DAW) and FABRIKKEN / The Factory of Art and Design in Copenhagen, Denmark from 25-27 October 2017.
With the recent expansion of arts residencies all over the globe, how can residency operators meet the challenge of providing adequate production facilities and infrastructure to artists? How do production needs differ between artforms? And how can we encourage artists in residence to strike a balance between production and experience? This 3 day Res Artis Meeting will address these questions by proposing innovative solutions based on concepts of pooling resources, co-working spaces and fab-labs. The discussion will result in better production conditions for artists and encourage non-monetary alternatives and greater interaction between local arts and non-arts organisations.

Early bird registration ends on 14 July.

Secure your spot and sign up for the meeting now. We hope to see you in Copenhagen!


Apply now to become a Res Artis Board Member 2017–19

Res Artis: Worldwide Network of Arts Residencies seeks applications from Individuals to join our Board. For the first time, we have expanded the call-out beyond our membership. In addition to welcoming applications from our members, Res Artis also invites applications from the broader cultural mobility field and other sectors.

Currently the Res Artis Board comprises 7 members, and we aim to recruit a further 4 members to reach our maximum capacity of 11 in order to successfully implement our Strategic Plan 2015 – 2020. The Board comprises 4 Officer Positions namely President; Vice-President; Treasurer and Secretary. Through this call-out Res Artis welcomes applications for the vacant Secretary position.

To ensure Res Artis meets the evolving needs of our diverse International membership, we have developed a Board Recruitment and Diversity Strategy that identifies the following priority areas for recruitment:

  • Secretary Position
  • Representatives from Africa (in particular); Asia; Arctic; Latin America; Middle East
  • Candidates with Dutch, Asian and African language skills
  • Applicants from outside the arts residencies field
  • Candidates with the following skills:
    • Accounting/Finance/Fundraising
    • Legal
    • IT/Technology
    • Communications/PR
    • Research/Education

The role of Res Artis Board Member is an exciting and challenging position. It will enable you to represent your region and contribute your expertise to strengthen the rapidly growing and ever-evolving world of International arts residencies. We look forward to receiving your application!

Applications close 7 July 2017.

Download the Position Description, Read the Procurement details and Apply Now


Res Artis launches new office in Melbourne, Australia

Res Artis is proud to announce the launch of our new office in Melbourne, Australia. The office will be staffed by Executive Director of Res Artis, Eliza Roberts, and marks a significant milestone in the history of our 24 year old network.

The registration of Res Artis in Australia signifies a new direction for Res Artis in achieving greater visibility and relevance to our members all over the globe. We look forward to greater interactions with the Oceania region through this move. 

Our Melbourne office is generously supported through Res Artis members and dedicated arts philanthropists Michael Schwarz and David Clouston, who will commence operations of their own residency between France and Australia soon. The office is located within the vibrant arts precinct of Collingwood and features office space and potential for residency-related projects.

The headquarters of Res Artis will remain in Amsterdam at our office hosted within the prestigious Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten. Our head office will continue to be staffed by Communications and Operations Manager, Birte Gehm.

If you are ever in Melbourne, please drop by and say hello!

44 Glasshouse Rd, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia 3066


Res Artis at TEH Conference – Culture and Sharing Communities

Res Artis Communications and Operations Manager, Birte Gehm, attended the 83rd Trans Europe Halles (TEH) Conference “Culture and Sharing Communities” that took place from 25 – 28 May in Pula, Croatia.

The conference dealt with topics like sharing of spaces, co-working, co-living, co-producing and co-governing. The bi-annual TEH meetings invite their 65 members, comprising citizen-initiated cultural centres from 25 different countries, as well as the larger local community and speakers related to the field. Rojc Community Center serving as this edition’s meeting host, introduced participants to the local realities and opened up networking opportunities between the cultural centres and external representatives on common and timely issues of sharing practices. The meeting attracted over 250 participants.

Situated in former military barracks Rojc Community Center is host to 108 associations from culture, health services, activities for children and persons with special needs, environmental protection, national minorities etc. It served as a vivid backdrop and example for the community outreach and sharing culture as the topical thread running through the meeting.

Birte Gehm represented Res Artis both in a panel discussion “Exploring Beyond Space” examining unconventional limitations of space and the role of space for community development, as well as in a workshop on “Communication and its importance for sharing practices”.


Res Artis at Denkfest

Res Artis Board Member and Director of Akademie Schloss Solitude, Jean-Baptiste Joly, attended the 7th edition of Denkfest taking place from 1-2 June in Ludwigshafen, Germany. The German speaking event under the title "Kunst braucht Raum - Was soll Rhein-Neckar Kunstschaffenden bieten?" attracted around 300 cultural workers, exploring ways in which the region around Ludwigshafen, Mannheim and Heidelberg can assist artists.

Through panels and workshops the participants discussed the working conditions for artists in the region as well as ways to expand and improve existing structures. Jean-Baptiste Joly participated in a lecture series that covered topics ranging from funding for culture and the arts to networking and interdisciplinary approaches. 


Res Artis Meeting Tehran – Meeting Catalogue

With great excitement we are able to announce the release of the Meeting Catalogue for the Res Artis Meeting “Roots and Routes: Challenges and Opportunities of Connectivity” hosted by Kooshk Residency in Tehran from 21-25 November, 2016.

We want to extend our sincerest thanks to the entire team at Kooshk Residency and Mohsen Gallery for making such a lasting contribution for this milestone event!


How to Host a Performing Arts Residency – ARTERI article featuring Res Artis

ARTERI, an online news and information portal for the arts in Malaysia, prepared an interesting article for performing arts based on an interview conducted with Res Artis Executive Director, Eliza Roberts. The article provides the reader with do's and don'ts on how to host a performing arts residency.


New Members

Get to know the latest additions to our network and have a look at our new members section.

With over 600 members and counting in more than 70 countries, Res Artis always welcomes new organisations to join us in our efforts to make the artist residency field thrive. These are organisations that are joining our network to reach a wider audience, connect with other artist residencies and actively engage with our community.


Become a volunteer translator for Res Artis

First of all a big thank you to our wonderful volunteer translators – thanks to whom we are able to offer the Res Artis newsletter and parts of the webpage also in Spanish and French!

Are you also interested in translating our newsletter once in a while from English to Spanish or French? Then contact us at webeditor@resartis.org. We are looking forward to your e-mails.


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