AiR Collections

AiR Collections

The AiR Collections were a thematic collection on artist-in-residence opportunities worldwide.

There is so much going on in the world of artist residencies that is growing and morphing. In order to see what’s there and to understand what’s going on; we dive in the big pool of data on artist residencies and see what we come across related to one specific theme to serve you a collection connecting new and old stories, big and small projectsaccompanied with interviews and articles related to this theme.

These kinds of collections allow for a broad perspective through a specific narrow entrance in this immense world of artist residencies, including useful deadlines, background info and a related side dish in the right column of books and readers.


The AiR Collections Archives


Undercover

August 2014

Tony Parsons undercover in Heathrow airport as writer-in-residence, collecting stories.An artist can be anyone: an anthropologist, a spy, taxidriver, stockbroker and so much more. This collection focuses on embedded artists and residencies that are 'undercover' participants blending in a community, a system or a company. Get into the mood here

Includes:

  • Deloitte
  • MI6
  • Heathrow Airport
  • the British Library
  • Crossrail Limited
  • Luxury hotels

Read the Undercover AiR Collection here.


The AiR Roadtrip

August 2014The AiR Roadtrip in the USA

This issue focuses on the roadtrip: a virtual AiR roadtrip with google streetview from Oysterville on the West Coast to New Orleans on the Gulf Coast. Interested in driving this route yourself? It is 3,967 mi, 64 hours of driving; please see the right column for directions. Get into the mood here

The Roadtrip goes from Willapa Bay AiR (Washington State) to May Residency (Louisiana).

Read the AiR Roadtrip here.


Film AiR Collection

Film AiR CollectionMay 2014

This Film AiR collection offers you an eclectic selection of residency programs, in which film is either in the center, or sneaking in at the margin. From Do It Yourself community environments (no.w.here) to fully equipped facilities (Banff), residencies show that artists can do anything with film: roaming, researching, discussing, copying, and yes, even burning. Get into the mood here

Includes:

  • no.w.here
  • Kran Film
  • Wex
  • San Francisco Film Society's Filmhouse
  • La Bande Vidéo
  • Exploratorium
  • Links to other residencies, funding schemes, festivals and other resources for artists wanting to jump into the world of film-making!

Read the Film Air Collection


The Sustainers

Cambridge Sustainability ResidencyDecember 2013

The Sustainers looks at an inspiering and dedicated wave of thinkers, researchers, actors, collaborators and pioneers dealing with sustainability in multiple ways.

Includes:

  • Centre for Alternative Technology
  • ISLAND Hill House Residency
  • Cambridge Sustainability Residency
  • Bamboo Curtain Studio
  • Guapamacátaro Center for Art and Ecology
  • links to articles, researches and guides from Translocal, Julie's Bicycle, the Alliance of Artists Communities, ASEF, etc. 

Read the Sustainers


Artist residencies + activism

October 2013

This issue focuses on artist residencies + activismThis collection can be seen as a starting point; a place for plural views and stories on this theme. An Air Collection is long; either meant for hour-long read or just for you to pick out what interests you.

Includes:

  • Townhouse Cairo
  • The Silent University
  • Daar Residency
  • Design Studio for Social Intervention
  • and many more...

Read Artist residencies + activism


The Water Cycle

September 2013

This issue focuses on the water cycle -from ice to steam- and how artists in residence relate to this. We have prepared a collection of 14 artist in residence stories, opportunities and calls related to water in all its forms for you.

Includes:

  • Watershed
  • EAWAG
  • Centre for Environmental and Marine Sciences
  • SOMA residency program
  • Jentel Artist Residency
  • Beppu Project
  • EMPAC
  • Hotel Mariakapel
  • Cheng Long Wetlands

Read The Water Cycle


Rituals in Residence

February 2013

A daily ritual can be seen as 'closing the gap between art and life, many contemporary artists incorporate everyday rituals, from kissing to cooking to teaching and talking, into their performances' as mentioned in the intro of a radio interview at The Museum of Modern Art; or as 'somewhat deadening to the senses, because it promotes a familiarity with the world that allows one to tune out essential information.' as artist Scott Benefield beliefs.

This issue focuses on daily rituals.

  • Do artists in residence recreate new daily rituals for themselves while being in residence or rather stick with their familiar routines? 
  • What are these rituals and are they important?

Read Rituals in Residence


Today all will be different 

June 2012

"Thinking about artists-in-residence experiences in urgent situations." Trans Artists / Platform AiR NL organized a meeting on May 22 in Amsterdam for artists and organizers of artist-in-residence programs about facing the unforeseen, with a focus on Japan post 3/11.

  • How can AiR organizers continue working in a situation of urgency?
  • How can artists prepare for working in an unstable environment?
  • How to assist artists who come from unstable situations?

Read the report of our meeting Today all will be different


Encounters in Research & Experiment

March 2012

Includes:

  • Empac: creative exploring
  • EKWC: laboratory in ceramics and design
  • Art Serde: interdiciplinary research group
  • Verbeke Foundation: culture, nature and ecology
  • SymbioticA: biological science
  • The STUDIO for creative enquiry

Read Encounters in Research & Experiment


The Notion of Remote

December 2011

Includes:

  • Fogo Island Arts Corporation
  • Cape Farewell
  • Cill Rialaig Project
  • The Island Residency
  • Rabbit Island
  • Izolyatsia
  • Visual Arts in Rural Communities
  • Nes Artist Residency

Read the Notion of Remote


New York City Newsletter

October 2011

Includes:

  • My Island
  • In DUMBO
  • Alone on the rooftops
  • Interview with Tomaz Hipólito at the New Museum cafe
  • A day at Prospect Park

Read New York City Newsletter


Special Effects

Summer 2011

Includes:

  • Blasting Artspace
  • Rainbow oh Rainbow
  • Coincidental Table Dance
  • New Dehli Mists
  • Green Cloud over the city
  • Galaxy Jacket
  • Lightness
  • Animation Courses at School for Visual Arts

Read the Special Effects


The Interview 

March 2011

Includes:

  • The edg of the world
  • New works & Berlin winters
  • Are we looking at the same moon?
  • Graham's construction zone
  • Nasa's first and only artist-in-residence (The end of the moon)
  • Pépinières interviews

Read the Interview.


Indonesia 

January 2011

includes:

  • TransArtists abroad
  • Ruangrupa
  • Cemeti Art House
  • Indonesian stories

Read Indonesia.


Curating

2010

includes:

  • HIAP Curatorial Residency
  • 3331 Artist and Curator Residency
  • Curating Contemporary Art, Zurich University of the Arts
  • CCA Kitakyushu Research Program
  • De Appel Curatorial Programme
  • Banff International Curatorial Institute

Read on Curating.


The Border

2010

Includes:

  • Art School of Ideas
  • BridgeGuard
  • Border Art Residency
  • Thapong Visual Art Center
  • BAR International
  • MeetingInZdonov
  • V4

Read the Border.


Brazil

2010

includes:

  • FAAP Artistic Residence Program
  • Road by CAPACETE
  • Cultural Mapping Brazil
  • Favela Painting
  • book and film tips

Read on Brazil.


On Love

2010

includes:

  • courtship display
  • Don Quijote morse code
  • kiss of a lifetime
  • In the salt mines
  • book tips and more!

Read on Love.


Recession !

October 2009

Includes:

  • The Form of Practical Memory
  • No Money, No Problem
  • Headlands Center for the Arts
  • Union Bank Art Center
  • Short list of financially fully covered residencies

Read Recession!


Summer

Summer 2009

includes:

  • SVA summer residencies
  • Trailerpark summer academy
  • Summer design & Intervention workshops
  • Life at Woodstock Byrdcliffe Colony
  • Literary seminars

Read Summer.


A Field Guide To Getting Lost

April 2009

includes:

  • to walk the city
  • the urbanbivouac
  • how to get lost in New York
  • what you can do with the city
  • book tips and more!

Read A field guide to getting lost.


Technology

March 2009

includes:

  • the factory
  • the swimmer
  • the speaking object
  • the cloudcar
  • in the lab

Read Technology


Diary 

February 2009

includes:

  • On Sunday it rained
  • Hello and welcome to my studio. Ok, it's a garage
  • Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Diary in research
  • Postcards from the road

Read the Diary.


Arctic Circle 

January 2009

In the Arctic Circle, close to the ice-covered ocean and under a sky full of optical illusions, artist residencies offer a great base camp for artistic expeditions.

Includes:

  • Jyväskylä Centre for Printmaking
  • BAR International
  • Nummer 9
  • KulttuuriKauppila

Read the Arctic Circle


Animals 

December 2008

includes:

  • Sea monsters
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
  • The Cairo Nile crocodile
  • Wolfs are waiting in the mountaintops
  • Sofia stork nest rooftops

Red Animals.


Back to crafts 

November 2008

includes:

  • Blacksmithing
  • Ceramics
  • Woodcraft and Stone Carving
  • Printmaking, handmade paper
  • Jewellery
  • and more!

Read back to crafts.


Flanders 

October 2008

includes:

  • Mesure made residency
  • Nadine
  • FLACC
  • Turkish Bath

Read Flanders


Museums 

September 2008

includes:

  • Lower East Side Tenement Museum
  • Fresh Concrete
  • Mobile museum
  • The will of Isabella Stewart Gardner
  • IMMA
  • Exploratorium
  • Victoria & Albert Museum

Read Museums


Myths 

August 2008

includes:

  • Roswell & UFO
  • Holy Grail
  • Transylvanian bat
  • Trondheim troll
  • Yeti spotting

Read Myths


The Sea 

July 2008

includes:

  • Footpaths to Creativity Center
  • Greatmore Studios
  • Altos de Chavon
  • Aland Archipelago Guest artist Residence
  • Anam Cara
  • Seaside Institute

Read the Sea


White nights Scandinavia 

June 2008

includes:

  • Diva
  • Nordic AiR Bergen
  • IASPIS
  • CPH AIR
  • Baltic center for writers and translators
  • Trondheim

Read White nights Scandinavia


Big City Life 

May 2008

includes:

  • Tokyo
  • New Delhi
  • Mexico City
  • Sao Paulo
  • Seoul
  • New York City

Read Big city life.


Sounds 

April 2008

includes:

  • OMI International Art Center
  • Harvest Work
  • Visby
  • International institute of Electroacoustic Music
  • The Pharos trust

Read Sounds!


Sport 

March 2008

includes:

  • Centre d'Arte i Natura de Farrera
  • Olympics in Beijing

Read Sport.