New resource available for World Cultures Connect members
WCC would like to encourage you to reflect on the benefits of residencies for artists, hosting and funding organisations, local communities, as well as entire cities, regions, and countries. This consideration is particularly vital in times of political and economic tension and when public opinion and attitudes across the world are exhibiting signs of cultural intolerance.
The OMC Policy Handbook on Artist Residencies is an insightful resource now available to WCC members on the Resource page. It provides an analysis of the value of artists’ residencies and identifies examples of good practice. It also looks at recent trends, benefits and success factors to inform policy makers and practitioners of the best way to support and develop residency programmes in the 21st century.
Have you ever considered hosting or participating in an artist residency programme? Perhaps now is the right time! To give you some ideas, there are lots of great organisations listed on WCC who are already offering access to exciting residency programmes for example Ars Electronica Center (Austria), Zaratan Arte Contemporânea (Portugal), Watermill Center (USA), Cove Park (UK), Berwick Visual Arts (UK), Proyecto ‘ace (Argentina), Res Artis (The Netherlands), Green Olive Arts (Morocco).