Res Artis is excited to announce our first ever fully digital Res Artis conference hosted by SAC Gallery, Bangkok and supported by ASEF culture360KONNECT ASEAN, ASEAN Foundation; Goethe-Institut Thailand; The Japan Foundation, Bangkok and Casa Asia. Titled Defining the Next Decade, the conference will examine the tremendous impact of COVID-19 and the future of the international arts residencies field. We will present the results of Res Artis survey data and examine new models of arts residencies that have evolved in response to the pandemic. This includes the rise in local exchange, virtual residencies, and digital residency activity that has occurred while physical exchange is paused.

Taking place over Zoom during diverse time zones spread over two weeks in September, the virtual nature of this conference will reflect new digital residency activity emerging in the field and will offer greater accessibility for attendees and contributors alike. We will offer workshops and presentations from members of the art residency field throughout the world with a particular focus on those based in South East Asia and Thailand. The conference will include opportunities for facilitated small group interactions, artistic offerings as well as Bangkok gallery and residency tours. This promises to be a digital event unlike any other that through its programming and format will address the importance of meaningful “hosting” in the virtual realm.

Download the conference programme in English here.

Please note that the times listed are in Bangkok time.  You can convert your timezone here.


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