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08 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021

Resartis General Conference 2021 | Defining the new decade

Res Artis, the global network of arts residencies is organising its first ever fully digital Res Artis conference hosted by SAC Gallery, Bangkok and supported by ASEF culture360KONNECT ASEAN, ASEAN FoundationGoethe-Institut ThailandJapan 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. The results of Res Artis survey data will be presented at the conference. In addition, new models of arts residencies that have evolved in response to the pandemic will be presented. This includes the rise in local exchange, virtual residencies, and digital residency activity that has occurred while physical exchange is paused.

Taking place 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.

On 8 September, ASEF Associate Director, Valentina Riccardi, will moderate the panel titled: Alternative Models of Residencies. In dialogue with artists, funders, and residencies breaking the mold, this panel will explore alternative residency models that have developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear real case studies that feature virtual, stay-at-home, and studio residencies. What are the challenges and opportunities? Are these models sustainable? What aspects might we incorporate into future residency programming?

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