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.

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.