Russian Artist-in-Residence Potential 2010

Russian Artist-in-Residence Potential 2010

In June 2010 a group of Russian artist-in-residence experts and initiators boosted the artist-in-residence potential in Russia by organizing an excellent, three-day symposium Artist in Residence: Tourism? Culture? Gentrification', which took place at Senezh and Moscow, 14 - 17 June, 2010.
Trans Artists was happy to participate.
The symposium generated the long-term Mutual artist-in-residence Impulse project 2012-2013. 

Brainstorming on Russian AiR potential at Senezh

At the shore of Senezh lake, 80 kms north of Moscow, 30 participants gathered for two days, for an intensive consideration of artist-in-residence potential in Russia. The aim was to develop ideas for artist-in-residence models, which are suitable for the Russian context.

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Presentations and plans at Moscow

The results and plans, developed in Senezh, were presented and discussed during a third symposium day, which took place at PROEKT_FABRIKA in Moscow. Here the urgent issue was how to raise attention and support for developing artist-in-residence opportunities in Russia.

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The organisation of the Russian Artists in Residence Potential symposium was a joint initiative of:

  • art critic and curator Natalya Sergievskaya
  • curator Georgy Nikich
  • director of the Creative Industries Agency Elena Zelentsova


The symposium was generously supported by:

  • Goethe Institut in Moscow
  • Creative Industries Agency in Moscow
  • Dutch Embassy in Moscow
  • International Confederation of Artists' Unions
  • Proekt Fabrika in Moscow