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.