I head off to my 3-week residency tomorrow morning. A number of friends have asked me what it is? Being my first I'm not too sure what to expect myself! It is a bit late for me to be getting onto Google now, but here are some snippets that I gleaned:
Artist residencies are about providing the time and space for a guest artist to develop work and creatively explore new ideas.
Artist residencies are important because they provide opportunities for artists from around the world to spend time in a new atmosphere and environment. They support cultural and artistic exchange, nurture experimentation and new ideas, and support research and the development of new work.
All successful artist residencies offer conditions that are conducive to creativity