This page captures some of the ideas and responses to questions of connection and collaboration, explored during the Building A Better Residency conversation event. The initial prompts offered to the room for discussion included:
- Who are you in residency with?
- What happens before the residency takes place? What sets the scene?
- Connection and preparation before the residency: what works? What’s needed?
- The idea of residencies as spaces for artists to connect with their peers (locally or internationally)
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|Opportunities for connection for interdisciplinary work i.e sound artists w/ visual artists w/ dancers||Value of parallel peers||Residencies often offer a place to experiment with an idea before read to apply for funding, but residency bursaries are rarely enough to pay yourself and collaborators|
|Artists house / arty flatmates||Collective dramaturgical responsibility||Having someone to watch you|
|How can collaboration be funded as part of the residency package?||Cross-disciplinary residencies (residencies working with Work Room engaging with residents working at TMS)||Paying people to connect, converse, witness, hangout spearer to fee. Small additional budget £150?|
|What does it mean to host someone?||Are there spaces for group / more than one person residency?||More skill-swapping!|
|Can organisations team up with companies like ‘work away’ – skills in return for space to make / create?||Can collaborators be paired up / in shared space? Offered opportunity to share with each other||I discussed: the importance of investing in documentation. We found that high quality documentation led to improved likelihood of funding opportunity|