Participating in an artist-in-residence programme can provide stability, financial income, and an opportunity to grow professionally. However, there are many different types of artist residencies, and it can be difficult to stand out among applicants.
In this workshop, you will gain the knowledge, skills & tools you need when applying for an artist residency. We will analyse what types of artist residencies exist in Europe and beyond, how to find them, what to look for and how to choose one which suits you as an artist. We will break down the documentation required and funding of artist residencies, looking at how artists can cover expenses connected to the residency, travel and where to turn for support.
As well as getting to know all the practicalities and learning the theory in the workshop (12/04), artists can receive individual feedback on applications they may be working on in the second session (3/05, TBC according to your needs).
This Workshop + Feedback package is specifically tailored to provide comprehensive frameworks and specific knowledge on artist residencies for emerging artists, tailored feedback based on applications, expert advice, and includes tips and tricks directly from experienced artists.
Find out more below about the experts who will be sharing their knowledge, expertise and feedback with you. Thanks to their experience as members of several jury committees, Mariana Sesma & Jessica Capra will share insights on what “the others” will be looking for in your artist residency application.
At the end of the workshop you will receive a toolkit you can refer to whenever you need it!
At the end of the feedback session, you will have expert advance and feedback specifically on your application, in relation to your artistic practice. This will help you strengthen your application!
WHAT DO PREVIOUS PARTICIPANTS SAY?
It was so useful and enlightening to hear about the variety of residency opportunities available to artists. It was good to learn how artists can be empowered by reading between the lines of the residency description. (J.W. participant, 2023)
It was very nice to get in depth knowledge about the residencies in general, and to know the residency options that exists, funding, and how to do the most of your residency period. (B.H. participants, 2023)
It was really eye-opening to get to know that there are many different kinds of residencies and that you need to read between the lines in order to not waste time and apply to those which suit your own work and practice. (D.B. participant, 2023)
From Brazil, Mariana Sesma is an artist and cultural manager with several years of experience, working in small and large Brazilian art institutions, among which the São Paulo Biennial. Having graduated in Visual Arts, and holding and MBA in Cultural Management, she has extensive knowledge about contemporary art. She has worked in the fields of Institutional and International Relations, Fundraising, Art Mediation, as well as in the organisation of numerous art exhibitions. She is passionate about art and culture, and a true believer in its crucial role in building a better Society. Her professional mission is to contribute to increasing the sustainability and accessibility of the arts.
Jessica Capra is a cultural professional with ten years of experience of working in culture and supporting artists in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Turkey and Italy. She initiates and develops cultural projects based on specific needs to make a change. She works for and with artists and cultural professionals.
The pillars of every project she develops are the promotion of shared knowledge, the need to connect people to enhance skills, and the creation of new collaborations that can positively influence the current cultural scene. Her passion for motivating, empowering and advising others, especially young cultural professionals and artists, led her to the creation of The Artist and the Others. This Foundation, which is based in Maastricht & Munich and working alongside European partners, provides artists with the knowledge, skills and connections they need to develop their careers. For over 5 years, she has been coaching artists, and she initiated the Summer Training for Emerging artists, where she works with curators, cultural managers, galleriests and market specialists to bring their knowledge to artists. She is also part of different jury committees and a board member of GEDOK Munich.
Date: Friday 12th of April (Workshop) + 3rd of May (Individual Feedback)
Time: 10:30 – 12:30 + optional 30 minutes individual feedback
Location: Online – Zoom
Places: 15 professionals
Experts: Mariana Sesma & Jessica Capra
**Price: €75 WORKSHOP + FEEDBACK (€56 WORKSHOP ONLY)
** *Spring Semester Bundle: €190 EARLY BIRD or €220 (PRICE AFTER THE 29th of February)
*All of the workshops of our SPRING SEMESTER 2024 are included in the comprehensive Spring Semester Bundle (3 Workshops + 3 Feedback/Review sessions). Please note that the bundle does not include ‘Workshop for recent graduates: How do you develop a career as an Artist?’ or Emilia Telese’s workshops ‘How to Navigate the Art World: Being an Artist, as a Profession’ & ‘How to create a Sustainable Workflow of Projects. Project Management for Artists’.
**If you find it hard to pay in a lump sum, payment by instalments is an option. In case of financial difficulties, or questions connected to the workshop, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
!! We highly recommend artists to attend both the workshop and the feedback session (included in the Workshop + Feedback package or comprehensive Spring Semester Bundle). The unique opportunity to receive tailored feedback from our experts can give you the tools you need to develop a clear and effective artist statement, making the difference. !!