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TransArtists' helpdesk

Dear artists, researchers, curators and other website visitors, we hope you are all safe and inside. Our world and way of life is changing with each passing hour, and making plans and arrangements for the future requires far more patience and uncertainty than ever before. Due to the global corona crisis, we are sure that many of you have asked yourselves how to plan your residency? We live in uncertain times so keeping a close eye on the current situation of the country you are planing to visit and the situation in your home country is…read more

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TransArtists wants your stories!

In these uncertain times and in almost complete lockdown where we are all facing unprecedented challenges, both on professional and personal level, the need to share our stories is bigger than ever. Now that most of cultural institutions are closed and moving their content online, and our lives are mostly happening in the digital realm, we want to keep the conversation going, share insights, give practical advice and inspiration.
We invite all artists (in-residence), organisers, curators, writers etc. to send us their stories…read more

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AiR network meeting Finland

Finland offers a vibrant cultural infrastructure with currently over 60 artist residencies. Together they form a diverse network connecting large institutional residencies and smaller self-funded micro residencies tucked away in the woods. This summer TransArtists' Lotte Geeven had the pleasure to attend the anual artist residency meeting organised by the Finnish Artists’ Studio Foundation.

The meeting was hosted by the Serlachius-residency in Mänttä. Here at the lake, the former paper mill…read more

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Contemporary Artist Residencies, Reclaiming Time and Space

The publication centers on how the global, neoliberal, and competitive creative economies influence the role and meaning of artist-in-residence programs today. Questions that are addressed in a range of articles and subjects by editors and writers Taru Elfing, Irmeli Kokko and Pascal Gielen with contributions by (among others) TransArtists’ Bojana Panevska.

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Performing the margins article available here

Performing the margins, published in Kunstlicht magazine, is a research by Mariska van den Berg about marginality as a concept, including a closer look into the practices of DeltaWorkers in New Orleans and LeoXIII in Tilburg. The research was instigated and commissioned by AiR Platform NL and Kunstloc on the occasion of the conference Working on the margins at Kunstloc in Tilburg, 29 March 2018.

The…read more

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Exploring AiR in Taiwan

In December 2018, Heidi Vogels - TransArtists coordinator of AiR Platform NL was invited by Catherine Lee, director of Taipei Arts Village and Taiwan Art Space Alliance to visit several artist-in-residence programs in the country. TASA, a platform mapping AiR and other art programs in Taiwan and the region, provided a four day intens program of meetings with AiR program organizers in the cities of Taipei, Koaksiung and Tainan. There are many AiR programs in Taiwan…read more

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Return Call for artists from Europe

Return is the Germany and Europe-wide call for tender for the research scholarship that offers one artist the possibility to fathom the structure and history, everyday reality, culture and economic-political dimension of the Ruhr-Area for up to two months and, optionally, to transform the resulting fndings into works of art. Return comes with no thematic or artistic-wise requirements. The temporal stay for research is rather applied to elaborate new key issues, respectively to identify new artistic…read more

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TransCultural Exchange Conference 2018

DutchCulture | TransArtists will be in Québec City from February 22nd – 24th, 2018 for the TransCultural Exchange's 2018 International Conference on Opportunities in the Arts: Exploring New Horizons. The conference brings together hundreds of international artists, residency directors, teachers, administrators, biennale organizers, cultural attachés, critics, curators and grant makers to network, share best practices and learn of new trends and developments. They include artist showcases,…read more

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Working on the margins conference, Tilburg

In Brabant and elsewhere, artist-in-residence organizations often move in and outside of institutional frameworks in order to facilitate space for the arts on their own terms. What is the urgency to do so and what are the opportunities that unfold from taking this position, in collaboration with institutions and local municipalities?

These and other questions were addressed from a local and international perspective during the conference Working on the margins, March 29 2018 at…read more

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Artists at Risk Connection

Artists at Risk Connection (ARC) is a digital platform launched beginning of October 2017. ARC is a first-of-its kind global hub aimed to assist imperilled artists and fortify the field of organizations that support them.

Artists benefit from collaboration and also from better visibility for themselves and the organizations that serve them. Autocratic regimes fear artists because they express cultural identity, advance new ideas, promote dialogue, and bear witness to inhumanity. Artistic freedom is an indicator of a healthy and free…read more