Creative China Festival: International Artist Residencies
Organizers: Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation, Asian Cultural Council
Collaborator: La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club
Guest Speakers: Jamie Bennett, Jay Brown, Cecily Cook, Ping Chong, Cui Qiao, Jane DeBevoise, David J. Diamond, Ursula Eagly, Susan Hapgood, Li Mu, René Lorenceau, Jennifer Wen Ma, Fito Segrera, Miho Walsh, Karen Wong, Mia Yoo
The following is a transcript of the International Artist Residencies panel, co-hosted by the Asian Cultural Council, Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation, and La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club on October 12, 2018 as part of Creative China Festival 2018. The hosting organizations share the belief that international cultural exchange is essential to fostering understanding and respect in the world. This immersive international exchange holds the potential for powerfully transformative experiences that benefit the individual artists involved, the communities in the exchange country, and the artists’ communities at home.
Focusing primarily on residency programs committed to the exchange of artists between China and the United States, International Artist Residencies gathered arts professionals who design and run residencies alongside artists who have participated in such programs for a three-panel discussion: Artist Residencies and Community Engagement, The Experience of the Residency, and After the Residency. Representatives from programs in China and the United States presented a range of residency models that employ varying strategies to facilitate community engagement, maintain alumni networks, and provide artists access to global artistic communities.
To build on the momentum of this panel, Beijing Contemporary Arts Foundation has compiled a list of artist residency programs and resources in the U.S. and China. Please refer to the link.
* Please note that positions or titles noted at the time of the panel may have changed since the publication of this transcript.