A residency can play a vital role for the arts practitioner, potentially providing some of the key elements that artists need to develop their work and careers.
This section contains articles and other resources by artists who have benefitted from the experience a residency can provide. They highlight the role that residencies can play in an artists career and practice, give an idea of the different types that exist and help better prepare you for what you might (and shouldn’t) expect from a residency.
These pages will also help you to get the most out of the opportunities a residency brings and give you some practical suggestions regarding what to do to make the experience run smoothly.
A residency may add to your practice by:
- Expanding international networks and building relationships
- Giving time and space for reflection, ideas-generation and the production of work
- Defining deadlines
- Presenting cultural experiences and artistic inspiration