This page captures some of the discussion concerning the purpose of artist residencies, explored during the Building A Better Residency conversation event. The initial prompts offered to the room for discussion included the following questions:
- What does a flexible residency look like?
- Residencies with outcomes vs. residencies with no expectations of a result
- How do residencies relate to commissions and other funding?
- How can an international residency be authentically imbedded?
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|When and why are we specific?||Residencies for producers ||How to know about residencies?|
– Creative Scotland ops
– Arts Admin
|Intensive commitment to project / or element||Time away from capitalism||I hate insta[gram] but I feel like I hold into it because so many opportunities are advertised on it|
|Part-time residencies?||‘Checking in’ not always helpful, optional is best. Some artists not ready to interact till the end||There can be a fetishisation of the development process|
|Could they be used to gain new skills?||Re-negotiation of the residency as ‘essential’ to the artistic process. Isolation / incubation / containment being both right and wrong||Live art approaches need flexibility with access and function|
|R&D or retreat?||Expectations of artists and what to expect good to include in callout||Helpful for flexibility in organisations saying they’re production house or lab – can support with what do you need to work?|
|Ask the artist – do you need a deadline, schedule, someone to watch you, to be alone? Big audience?||Organisations should commit less to a style of support||Partnerships? Multiple strands of support|