Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy presents “Residency Reimagined: Artist Residencies in the 21st Century” at City Hall on June 14 with a discussion at 5:00pm-6:0pm in the Mayor’s Reception Room (Room 202) and a Networking Reception at 6:00pm-7:00pm in the Art Gallery (Room 116).
In today’s arts landscape, the term “artist residency” no longer has a single, static meaning. Different residency programs may offer funding, materials, training, work space, living space, or valuable partnerships and collaborative opportunities. A more diverse set of artists – visual and non-visual – are being invited to participate in residencies by nonprofit arts organizations as well as for-profit businesses. What do these changes mean for artists in Philadelphia? What new residency models or trends are emerging around the globe, and how do our city’s offerings fit into that larger picture? How might an organization interested in creating an artist residency program begin the process? Most importantly, how can local creatives of all types take advantage of these new opportunities? Panelists will discuss these issues within the context of their own perspectives on and approach to residency programs, as well as answer your questions.
On display in the Art Gallery during the Networking Reception will be the new Philly Residencies exhibition, on display through July 20.
Amie Potsic, Director of the Career Development Program
The Center For Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA)
Allan L. Edmunds, President
- Brandywine Workshop
Gina Renzi, Facilitator
- 40th Street AIR
Dan Schimmel, Director & Co-Founder
Caitlin Strokosch, Executive Director
- Alliance of Artist Communities