Readings

Readings

Curious about the artist-in-residence phenomenon ? Want to get to know the different voices of the field ? Together with our partners and other organizations, we collect and promote researches and publications into the AiR and cultural mobility sectors worldwide. Here below are some key documents, publications and articles written by the TransArtists staff over the years. You will find in the related pages some articles and publications in form of mappings, manuals, guides, interviews, and researches of artist-in-residence opportunities by discipline or by country, as well as basic documentation and researches about cultural mobility in various countries. You can also read articles, reports from conferences and debates about the residency sector.

The following pages are structured as follows:

  • Key publications: To get started in the discourse around artists' residencies, we would recommend you to have a look at the following publications. All of those were published in a European context but there are many more voices in the field and you can find many¬†other publications under articles & debates or books & researches.
  • Policy documents: Here you can find an overview of some key documents to keep in mind. Note that arguments made in these policy documents can be useful for funding applications - for instance the Policy Handbook for the European Commission lists benefit factors of residency programs for all actors involved, being artist, host, local community, or local/national policy makers.
  • Interviews: one-on-one interviews with artists, residency organisers or residency platform managers about their experiences, their views and what they want to share with you. Most of the interviews have been carried out by the TransArtists staff, but we also include interviews from third parties.
  • In the news: news articles from general or specialized press highlighting artists and/or residency programs. We try to keep it up to date - but any input from you is very welcome!
  • Articles, debates and conferences: one-off articles,¬†research papers, reports of conferences, symposia, and debates, publications and other sources of knowledge and experience.
  • Books, researches and theses: in-depth researches, long publications, and bachelor/master/PhD theses focusing on residencies in one way or another. These are stand-alone documents that are not necessarily linked to a specific event.
  • Cultural mobility: here you will find researches, papers and other articles that have a broader scope than "only" artists' residencies - meaning mobility of artists internationally.