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Res Artis | Prepare for Production: On Residencies and Artistic Production

The Res Artis 2017 Meeting under the title Prepare for Production: On Residencies and Artistic Production was hosted by Danish Art Workshops (DAW) and FABRIKKEN / The Factory of Art and Design in Copenhagen, Denmark from October 25-27, 2017.

With the recent expansion of arts residencies all over the globe, how can residency operators meet the challenge of providing adequate production facilities and infrastructure to artists? How do production needs differ between artforms? And how can we encourage artists in residence to strike a balance between production and experience? This 3 day Res Artis Meeting addressed these questions by proposing innovative solutions based on concepts of pooling resources, co-working spaces and fab-labs. The discussion was aiming at better production conditions for artists and encouraging non-monetary alternatives and greater interaction between local arts and non-arts organisations.


Invited Speakers

Nathalie Anglès (Residency Unlimited, United States), Bikuben Foundation (Denmark), Mikkel Carl (visual artist and writer, Denmark), Yohann Floch (freelance consultant, Denmark), Birte Gehm (Res Artis, The Netherlands), Francisco Guevara (Arquetopia Foundation, United States), Frederik Hardvendel (Danish Art Workshops, Denmark), Merete Jankowski (Overgaden – Institute of Contemporary Art, Denmark), Jean-Baptiste Joly (Akademie Schloss Solitude, Germany), Tooraj Khamenehzadeh (curator, artist, United States – Iran), Peter Legemann (Schloss Broellin, Germany), Cameron MacLeod (artist, Norway – Sweden), Kristien van den Oeveris (AGA LAB, The Netherlands – Belgium), Lea O’Loughlin (Acme Studios International Residencies Programme, UK), Ehsan Rasoulof (Mohsen Gallery, Iran), Ferdinand Richard (A.M.I. Association, France), Eliza Roberts (Res Artis, Australia), Tine Vindfeld (Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces, Denmark), Leena Vuotovesi (Micropolis Ltd., Finland)


The impressive workshop spaces and facilities at Danish Art Workshops and the Factory of Art and Design provided the perfect backdrop for a meeting that dealt with topics of providing adequate production facilities and infrastructure to artists. The DAW contains studio space and workshop facilities for ceramics, metal, wood, photo, textile, weaving, IT and graphic printing. Cultural activities rounded up the busy meeting schedule filled with presentations, panel and workshop sessions and gave meeting participants a feeling for the Danish arts scene.

The conference welcomed around 120 meeting attendees to Copenhagen and were honoured to count Mette Bock, Danish Minister of Culture as part of our opening session.


Visit conference webpage here 


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