By extending invitations to young artists from other countries and providing a space where they can engage in artistic activities, the program enables artists to form communities, merge and pleasantly enjoy a creative and productive process.
We encourage artists who have various cultural backgrounds to come into contact with another environment, as well as immerse themselves in the local art scene. Artesan believes such artist-in-residence programs have the potential to become hotspots of international
BUT WHY ?
By bringing in each artist to a different environment with a different inspirational content from his own, he may absorb such influences and eventually apply such themes into his medium, without compromise to his individual style.
O U R A R T I S T R E S I D E N C Y
P R O G R A M M E
Our Artist-in-Residence and Exchange Program primarily aims to achieve the following:
Bring each artist to a different environment with a different inspirational content from his own, absorb local influences and eventually apply such themes into his medium, without compromise to their style
Allow artists to undertake their creative activities within the context of a different country and culture. By allowing those artists who have various cultural backgrounds to come into contact with another environment, as well as local art scene, artist-in-residence programs have the potential to become hotspots of international cross-cultural exchange.
A pioneer exchange program is confirmed and scheduled to take place any time during the year. Its success highly depends on the success of grant applications.
Administrative Organization : Art on Tour, Singapore
Supervising Division : Artesan Gallery + Studio;
Artesan Private Limited Singapore
Cooperating Institutions / Individuals :
In the past, the following have played a significant role in previous residency programmes: National Arts Council of Singapore, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, The Lee Foundation Singapore, National University of Singapore Museum, NUS Centre for The Arts, Artesan Private Limited Singapore, LASALLE College of The Arts, National Technological University Singapore, INSEAD, Ateneo University Art Museum, Philippine Embassy in Singapore, Philippine National Bank, Philippine Airlines, Red Army Watches, amongst others.
The program began with the Artist-in-Residence Program implemented as part of preparations for Art on Tour, pioneered by Artesan Gallery + Studio in Singapore. The project that started in 2005, primarily aimed at reaching mixed audiences from all walks of life in Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand and Hong Kong.
Year Programme Commencement : 2005
Program Objectives :
By extending invitations to young artists from other countries and providing a space where they can engage in artistic activities, the program enables local artists to pleasantly enjoy art through the productive process, beginning with borderless mutual interaction with artists, and increase interest in visual art. The program also aims at forming local art and culture with an international color.
Program Activities :
Week 1 – Orientation
Week 2 – Discovery
Week 3 – Application
- for every three (3) week duration in each country
Studio Facility :
There are generally facilities for painting, video art, installations and some sculpture. Costs of materials are detailed in expenses but would depend on what size and material the artists would choose and budgetary constraints; some artists are willing to shoulder part of this expense.
Meal allowance (per diem) will be provided. They could have the option to eat out or cook (most accommodation facilities / residence will come with a kitchen).
To be advised, based on requirements. Most studios come with available accommodations for bed and breakfast, often in an area that reflects local flavor and local lifestyle, or in a neighborhood residential area in the heartland of Singapore; walking distance to nearby amenities and transportation. Selection is largely dependent on artist’s current practice.
General Expenses :
Dependent on residency type applied for which could be on full, or partial grant
Public transportation recommended due to the generally easy transportation situation in Singapore.
Other inclusions :
Artist studio and gallery visits: This will be arranged close to the set date when events during that date are already scheduled. This way the artists will be able to make the most of their trip by attending exhibition openings and meeting artists with common interests and practice.