Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Residencies I’d go on were I an artist

What other field than the arts have places around the world dedicated to giving you time and space to work? They have opportunities varying from a long weekend to six months. I can only think of science’s research and development labs (that are few and far between from what I understand). Out of envy, these are some of the places I’d go if I were an artist.

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE

For that urban but small city feel, combined studio and living spaces that make you want to create with tall ceilings and big windows. Esteemed alum and visiting artists.

Elsewhere Artist Collaborative, Greensboro, NC

For fun and play and comrade, this start-up, quirky organization is a community hub. They provide the stuff, multiple stories of endless objects, and you change it as you wish. They are seeking residents now. So if you need a vacation from the daily grind, apply!

Headlands Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Solid artist support, beautifully set in a national forest, just across from the Golden Gate Bridge, enough said.

Kamiyama Artist-in-Residence, Kamiyama, Japan

Who wouldn’t want an all expenses paid trip to a Japanese community that welcomes you warmly. You get a studio, exhibition, and guide. Plus, Liz Roth made it sound awesome, she’s been there, and she’s leading the proposal writing workshops.

Mildred’s Lane, Beach Lake, PA

To expand your mind, this residency is purposefully cross-disciplinary and research oriented.

Curious about applying to these and other residencies around the world? Don’t miss our Artist Survival Kit Proposal Writing Workshops on Thursday, September 10 in Tulsa and Tuesday, September 15 in OKC.

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