What Is an Artist Residency?

In the worldwide art ecosystem, artist residencies have become unique spaces where art, space, and time intersect, but why are they important?

Why have they become essential to artists?

Five Grants Changing the Face of the Art World

Artist residencies are the best spaces to learn, grow and meet incredible people; but it seems these opportunities have been reserved for the few who have built a Eurocentric face for the art world. Is it possible to support your art career and travel the world for the purpose of learning while promoting diversity? Here are the top grants that are supporting artists from five different continents, promoting inclusivity and changing the face of the world:

Artist Residencies: What, How and Why

In recent years, artist residencies have become increasingly important to the art ecosystem as energetic meeting points for a wide diversity of ideas, methods, and identities. It is also true that they provide the necessary structure for the art world to function in a dynamic way by promoting critical thinking, international mobility, interdisciplinary knowledge production, and site-specific research. But most of all, artist residencies have become the crucial space and time for artists and academics to further develop their career, allowing them to experiment, learn and grow in a different cultural environment.

Singapore a Hub for Artistic Exchange

Surviving the 2020 pandemic and the economic and financial challenges that followed, NTU CCA emerged in 2023 as a hub for creative and cultural exchanges in Asia. In partnership with the European Union Delegation to Singapore it has now established a new program that aims to create a peer-to-peer cultural and artistic exchange between Southeast Asia and Europe, with Singapore as its hub. Studio Residencies in the EU for Southeast Asian Artists (SEA AiR) has become a platform offering new professional experiences for emerging visual art practitioners in the format of artistic residencies, hosted by established contemporary art institutions engaged as project partners in Europe, as well as a component of curated group exhibitions in Singapore.

The Seven Most Luxurious Art Materials in History

Throughout history, the notion of luxury has remained central both to artists and collectors. Although artistic practices have diversified in techniques and materials in the last century, especially since the introduction of synthetic pigments and colorants into the art world, certain materials remain as a symbol of luxury for its rich history, versatility and its visual power.

Talent vs Discipline:

How many times have we heard the question, are artists born or made? Sometimes, we even ask ourselves, do I really have what it takes to be an artist? The answer is simple: YES. We are all born with different gifts, and we all tend to create in one way or another. It is also true that talent helps, and having access to resources when we are young can also make a difference; however, in most instances, discipline and perseverance are what it really takes to become an artist.

On the Borders of Public and Private: BANSKÁ ST A  NICA

Banská St a Nica is an artist residency active since 2009 also organizing exhibitions, concerts and performances. It has become an important cultural center enriching the local cultural environment in Banská Štiavnica while also making international connections accessible.

10 of the Best International Artist Residencies Around the World

Artist residencies are essential to a successful career in the arts. They offer the opportunity to immerse yourself in the exploration of your practice, away from everyday responsibilities. There are many types of artist residencies around the world with different programs, a variety of formats, resources, facilities, structures and duration. Here are some of the best programs and communities you can join internationally.

Arquetopia Residency Review: A Paradigm of Excellence in Artist Residencies

In the vast world of artist residencies, one organization stands out. Let’s review Arquetopia Foundation, its solid commitment to ethical practices and the fight against racism. Founded in 2009, Arquetopia has redefined what it means to provide artists with a transformative and socially conscious residency experience.