Introduce Artquest Consider opportunities abroad Highlight resources available
Residencies Exhibitions Art Fairs Self initiated trips Funding: Financing a trip can be expensive. Accommodation, living expenses, Studio/space to work. If you are going somewhere you don’t know anyone, can be isolating and harder to get things done Art scenes in different part of the world are different. Different cultural attitudes, Different attitudes to media, different ways of getting things done. It pays to prepare
Funded Residencies Res Artists, Trans artists, Artquest website Other sources of funding? Reducing costs Artelier means you don’t need to rent a studio and sometimes you get Free accommodation Earn Money abroad Renting your apartment while you are gone Work opportunities can be generated through residency opportunities (More on this later) Through workshops, teaching etc. Check Visa requirements for this at:
Ask your peers here if they can make any introductions before you go there. Me contacts before you go Research spaces/organisations/Private views and other events where you can go and meet people
Think about what you want to get out of a residency
Don’t assume that if you are awarded a residency you will have nothing to worry about. The best-case scenario is to be provided with free studio, accommodation, travel and a fee. The majority provide a combination of these but not all.
Ask for images/floor plans of the accommodation and studio - what is the square footage? Are there basics: running water, electricity, adequate heating/air conditioning, suitable lighting? What are studio/workshop access hours - can you work at the weekends and in the evening? If you require specialised technical support, is there an onsite technician? Is there other practical and pastoral support? Is specific equipment available and when can you use it? Is there Wi-Fi or high-speed broadband?
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W o r k in g A b r o a d• How can you work abroad ? – Resid encies – Exhibitions – Art Fairs• What are the challenges? – Fund ing – Networks – O rientation
F u n d in g• Fund ed resid encies• O ther sources of fund ing• Red ucing costs – accom m od ation, stud ios• Earn m oney abroad
N e t w o r k s /O r i e n t a t i on• Use your existing networks to suggest contacts• M ake contact before you go• Research spaces/organisations• Artel / Artroute ier
R e s id e n c ie sA resid ency m ay ad d to your practice by:• Expand ing international networks and buil ing rel d ationships• Giving tim e and space for reflection, id eas- generation and the prod uction of work• D efining d ead lines• Presenting cul tural experiences and artistic inspiration
R e s id e n c ie s• How m uch m oney d o you need ? – Bud get• What financial support d oes the resid ency provid e?• What are you expected to self finance?
R e s id e n c ie s• D ifferent m od els and responsibilities• Im portant to pick one that suits practice and circum stances – Rural / Urban – Isol ated / Social – O utcom e / O pen• Support ?
R e s id e n c ie s : Im p o r t a n t Q u e s t io n s• Fl pl square footage? oor ans/• Basic facilities?• Access tim es?• Technical support/ equipm ent?• Practical and pastoral support?• Transport l inks?• C ost of l iving and exchange rate?
R e s id e n c ie s : Im p o r t a n t Q u e s t io n s• C ul tural attitud es and d ifferences?• D ifferent kind s of practice• Heal /th travel /equipm ent insurance• Inform your bank• VISA• Expectations from resid ency