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18 Jun 2018 - 20 Jun 2018

Exploring sustainability of artists' residencies - Res Artis meeting


Registration is open for the 2018 international residencies network meeting of Res Artis in Lapland. The meeting “Exploring Sustainability under the Midnight Sun” will take place in partnership with the Arts Promotion Centre Finland and the City of Rovaniemi in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland from 18 – 20 June 2018. Early bird rates for meeting registration until end of January 2018.

This 3-day meeting will address the theme of Residencies and Sustainability from different angles – The sustainability of the arts residencies field; Indigenous aspects; Interdisciplinary residencies; the intersections between curators and residencies; and the concept of ‘ethical tourism’. Questions that will be discussed include: How can residency operators pursue their activities to better meet the principles of sustainability? How can residencies contribute to sustainable regional development? And what is the social and economic impact of residencies?

The event will take place in the remote but culturally dynamic and vibrant Arctic region at the height of the Midnight Sun, offering a topical location for the meeting’s focus on sustainability. Participants from all over the globe are invited to experience the unique environmental arts scene of Northern Finland and learn more about Indigenous aspects to residencies and the need for ethical tourism through the local Sami people.

Early bird registration ends on 31 January, 2018.