Final Kyoto Workshop Highlights #5

Have you decided which workshops to attend at our meeting in Kyoto? We are here to help!

Our Res Artis meetings are the heart of our network. We work hard to make sure we deliver excellent workshops lead by experts.

Are you thinking of joining us in Kyoto, or perhaps debating over which workshops to attend whilst there. Well then we are here to help!

At our meeting Creative Encounters: Reimagining Residencies hosted by Kyoto City and Kyoto Art Center there will be an array of discussions and presentations to attend and be inspired by.

However on the 7th February you will have to choose where to spend your time. So let us introduce the fourth option!

– Photo taken at our Res Artis Meeting 2016 in Iran –

Group 5: Ensuring Diversity in your residency program

This particular workshop will be led by Lisa Hoffman, the executive director of the Alliance of Artists Communities – which is an international association of 400+ artist residency programs and arts organisations. A dynamic facilitator, Lisa regularly consults with residencies, foundations and other non-profits on engagement strategies. She has spearheaded the Diversity and Leadership Initiative. Prior to AAC, Lisa held leadership posts at McColl Center for Art + Innovation and Discovery Place. She serves on the Grantmakers in the Arts Individual Artist Committee and on the boards of the Performing Arts Alliance, Institute of Museum and Library Services, and National Assembly of State Arts Agencies.

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion are central to implementing successful artist residency programs. However, there are imbalances and structural barriers, which can prevent access. How do we begin to remove these barriers and conceive of environments that are safe and reflective of the artists we aim to serve?

Who could be better to lead this discussion than Lisa. With years of experience under her belt we are sure that you will have lots to think about in this workshop!

See you in Kyoto!