Res Artis Conference Kyoto, Japan

Creative Encounters: Reimagining Residencies
6 – 8 February 2019

Res Artis 2019 conference, Creative Encounters: Reimagining Residencies 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 addressed the evolution of artists residency models and rapid expansion of the field. We compared traditional ‘time and space’ models with new residency typologies that reflect our changing social economy. Nomadic, start-up, virtual and Airbnb residencies were all explored. The meeting posed questions about the progression of the field using examples in Japan and internationally. How can we evaluate these new models? How can artists residencies remain socially engaged and respond to artists’ needs? How are these innovative new models funded?

These key themes of the conference were reflected in Kyoto, a unique city where traditional and contemporary arts co-exist. Like artists in residence encountering different places for the first time, participants experienced the rich culture of Kyoto by way of excursions, city walks and tea ceremonies that encouraged further dialogue and networking.


Survey on Evaluation:

As part of our session on evaluation on Day 3 of the conference the panelists Lea O’Loughlin (Res Artis President of the Board, Acme Co-Director, UK) and Marianne Magnin and Mafalda Dâmaso from the Cornelius Arts Foundation (UK) have developed a survey.

Please help us drive evaluation research and development in the field and fill in the survey here.