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Connecting with AiR in Japan

AiR Platform NL was invited by Kamiyama AiR to attend a symposium about artist-in-residence programs 2 & 3 September 2017, in Tokushima in Japan.

This annual symposium is held by the Union of Kansai region (local governements of Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Shiga, Wakayama, Tottori, Hyogo, Tokushima) to inform Japanese artists and governements about the opportunities international AiR programs can offer to enhance more cultural exchange in the region. By sharing information and experiences on projects…read more

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Traveling to USA to perform, exhibit or for a residence?

Do you know what kind of visa you need when travelling to the USA as an artist? What is the difference between a showcase and a paid for performance? How long does this process take? How much does it cost? These are only few from the many questions artists and cultural workers face when travelling to the USA.

For the last two years, with the support of the U.S. National Endowment for the Arts, nonprofit organization Tamizdat, founded by…read more

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A-i-R Wro Talks about residencies in Europe

DutchCulture | TransArtists is invited to join the second edition of A-i-R Wro Talks hosted in Sokołowsko and Wroclaw, Poland – the latter is the current European capital of culture.

A-i-R Wro Talks’ main goal is to support the exchange of knowledge and experience between professionals and to continue the…read more

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Res Artis meeting at Kooshk in Tehran, Iran

Res Artis, the international network of artist residencies, is organising its first meeting in the Middle East hosted by Kooshk Residency in Tehran, Iran from November 21-25.

The meeting will take place under the title “Roots and Routes: Challenges and Opportunities of Connectivity”. Through a number of panels, roundtable discussions and workshops sessions, the meeting will…read more

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Platform Werkplaatsen and AiR Platform NL

Act and Connect: Platform Werkplaatsen is a joint venture between Dutch and Flemish workshops and labs for artists and designers.

Technical workshops, with and without artist-in-residence programs, lead the way in facilitating craft techniques for and by artists and designers. These workshops are consistently developing, reflecting the changes in daily art practice, thereby creating innovative applications of old and new techniques. Their function has also shifted, from knowledge centre to junction within…read more

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AiR for Experiment encounter in Delft

How can artist organizations, artist-in-residence programs and governments work together at local level to enhance the European cultural landscape? The 'encounter' AiR for Experiment took place 2nd December at Lijm & Cultuur in Delft, the Netherlands.

Artist organizations and artist-in-residence programs provide open, relational, social spaces embedded in the locality of a village or city. They connect artists and create communities of practitioners…read more

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TransArtists and Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee open call for contributions!

The second issue of our online magazine Station to Station with the topic ‘All that art’ will be published beginning of next year. Some of the questions this issue is raising are: what happens with the art (works) that is created in residencies – how often (or not) is the work made for a certain purpose and then left and forgotten; how can the artists continue to develop…read more

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Workshop for FLACC, C-mine and VONK

On the 15th of October 2016, Léon Kruijswijk gave a workshop about the artist-in-residence field in Genk, Belgium. DutchCulture | TransArtists was invited in the framework of a collaborative project of FLACC, C-mine and VONK for talent development, which consists of a workshop series for artists. The aim is to give artists tools and advice to operate independently. These workshops vary widely; from support by composing a budget overview for your art project to an introduction to the metal workshop at FLACC. There is one workshop…read more

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TransArtists Interview Series

Image: Sam Samiee's installation at the RijksakademieOPEN 2015

Since 2016, we publish extended interviews with a current or recent resident at an artist-in-residence in the Interviews section. Herewith we like to bring to you the multifaceted world of residencies seen through the eyes of your fellow artists. We will interview about three artists a year.

For the first interview, Léon talked with Sam Samiee who was a resident at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam, the…read more

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Lost in the database?

Going to an unknown country, crossing over to new practices or disciplines in another context, finding the best match to the idea you have in mind… all of this asks for research – and sometimes also guidance. We know that looking for the perfect match between your project and all the residencies worldwide can be difficult. This is why you can contact us to chat with the TransArtists team about your ideas and we will provide some more specific tips.

You can make an appointment with the TransArtists team to help you navigate through the large offer of…read more