Save the Date – Res Artis Meeting Kyoto, Japan

Creative Encounters: Reimagining Residencies, 6 – 8 February 2019.

Creative Encounters: Reimagining Residencies, 6 – 8 February 2019.

Res Artis is excited to announce our 2019 conference, Creative Encounters: Reimagining Residencies,  to be hosted by Kyoto City and Kyoto Art Center in cooperation with the Agency of Cultural Affairs from 6 – 8 February 2019.

This 3 day meeting will address the evolution of arts residency models and rapid expansion of the field. We will compare traditional ‘time and space’ models with new residency typologies that reflect our changing social economy. We will explore nomadic, start-up, virtual and Airbnb residencies. The meeting will pose questions about the progression of the field using examples in Japan and internationally. How can we evaluate these new models? In which ways can artists residencies remain socially engaged and respond to artists’ needs? How can one fund these innovative new models?

Kyoto, a unique city where traditional and contemporary arts co-exist, will reflect these key themes of the meeting. Like artists in residence encountering different places for the first time, participants will experience the rich culture of Kyoto by way of excursions, city walks and tea ceremonies that will encourage further dialogue and networking.

Further information on the programme and registration will follow in the next couple of weeks.