Publication - A new look at guest studios

Publication - A new look at guest studios

A new look at guest studios in the Netherlands and Flanders

What are the current challenges for international guest studios and residence workshops in the Netherlands and Flanders?A central question in the project - A new look at guest studios, which Trans Artists and Flemish Cultural Centre De Brakke Grond organized in collaboration with guest studios in November and December 2007. The project was a unique opportunity to meet and exchange with artist-in-residency organizations in The Netherlands and Flanders and think about the future. In the publication you find the report of the visits along guest studio's in Flanders, The Netherlands and the conference at Flemish Cultural Centre De Brakke Grond.

The set up of this project was based upon the following questions: Artist-in-residence programmes are popular. The provision of guest studios is growing. This brings changes with it. There is more mutual ?competition? between guest studios. Artists are becoming more selective in making a choice from what is available. The public, sponsors, and the authorities are asking for recognizable results, for visibility. Quality requirements are being tightened. How are the providers of guest studios dealing with this changing situation? And what similarities and difference in approach are there between Dutch and Flemish guest studios? What can be learned from these differences?

This project has been made possible in collaboration with: *Ministerie OCW * Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond * Trans Artists