Residencies are a fantastic way to engage with an artist and commission a highly personal piece.

An artist residency takes many forms but on a basic level it is a period of time spent by an artist in a place or organisation other than their studio. The artist produces a specific body of work during this time which responds in an interrogative manner to this new environment.  A residency is often instigated by a business or organisation.  You might use a residency to build your art collection, with some of the work produced entering your collection. 

Your residency could take any form you wish. It could be an invitation into a business, heritage site, archive or any other place.  Your chosen artist might spend a few consecutive days or weeks there or they may come and go over a period of months. A residency might culminate in a small exhibition or event to mark the final project.

Mall Galleries curates and project manages a residency from beginning to end. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Artist research
  • Administration of open calls
  • Collation of a shortlist
  • Portfolio viewing 
  • Expert advice on choosing your artist
  • Artist briefing and contracting
  • Logistics & production
  • Shipping & insurance
  • Final exhibition/event organisation

Get in touch today to discuss how your artist residency could work.

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