Artist Residency Discovery Guide – Part Three: “Rate My Artist Residency”

Artist Residency Discovery Guide

Part Three:  “Rate My Artist Residency”

http://ratemyartistresidency.com

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.

Highlights: 

The Map

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.

Deadlines

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?  😛

Interviews

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.

Top 10

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. 

Resources

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.

Featured Residency:

ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions) – Steuben, Wisconsin

http://www.ratemyartistresidency.com/2013/01/10/acre-artists-cooperative-residency-exhibitons/

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.

-V

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