Artist Residency Discovery Guide – Part Three: “Rate My Artist Residency”
Artist Residency Discovery Guide
Part Three: “Rate My Artist Residency”
RateMyArtistResidency is a powerhouse of hope for Creatives. The site is a mecca of knowledge on Artist Residency programs. The realness and usefulness of their information blew me away. They are relatively new (2013), and are working on a new site design. The company was started in Germany but now runs out of NYC.
The map page shows Artist Residencies around the world that have been reviewed, and color-coded by quality. Many of the top-rated ones are right here in the US, but clicking around the globe checking out the different locations and reviews is quite fun.
The Deadline area provides a calendar roll to check on upcoming deadline dates for submitting applications to relevant residencies. I have not found a resource on the net quite like this. Timing can be everything, and if the need should come for a residency on a whim or without much notice, this will be helpful. Or I suppose it could be beneficial for actual planning, but where is the fun in that? 😛
From owners to residents, the interviews contain some quality information that I have not seen listed elsewhere in a “Top 10” style review. The pictures of the accommodations are also an important peek into their experience.
RMAR has a Top 10 that stands out due to the fact that it is dynamic. Being that this is a rating site, this list will mature over time to include new spots, or remove programs that have dropped in quality.
They have a workshop area, book area, and tips for selling your work. As a final knock-out-punch resource, they offer an “AHA Grant” which stands for Artists Helping Artists. It is a crowdfunded grant. The requirements are not as strict as other places I have seen, but reading the FAQ for the grant will provide a good sense of what to expect.
ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions) – Steuben, Wisconsin
Thank you for reading! This is Part 3 of 8 in my “Artist Residency Discovery Guide.”
Please stay tuned for Part 3 to learn about the next resource I recommend to help an artist define what their ideal creative space looks like.