Reflecting Residencies #2 - 2nd and 3rd of June 2022
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Reflecting Residencies #1 - 22nd and 23rd of October 2020 - Online event
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic resurgence, the symposium Reflecting Residency initially scheduled at the Carreau du Temple has been transformed into a digital event.
Reflecting Residency will be held as initially scheduled on October 22 and 23, 2020 but in a virtual format.
Since 2010, france-based national network Arts en résidence contributes to the structure and visibility of organizations hosting visual art residency programmes in france. The network strives to advocate with public authorities on behalf of its 41 members, to develop and share administrative and collaborative management tools, to organize joint residencies and put on public events such as this biennial event, the first of its kind coinciding with the network’s 10-year anniversary.
A FIRST EVENT OF ITS KIND IN FRANCE FOR VISUAL ARTS RESIDENCIES
The objective of these two days of meetings and debates was to analyse a varied selection of residency programmes in France and throughout the world, from two main angles: development and perpetuation of international exchanges in residency programmes on the one hand and territorial development through collaborations between public and private actors on the other.
Representatives of public or private structures anchored in rural or urban territories spoke about their varied experiences. Artists were also the first to share their experiences and played a major role in this symposium. Two invited guests listened to all the discussions and debates and shared their views with us on the final day.
This symposium was free and open to all. In particular, it was designed for all professionals working on residency programmes or those who wish to set them up: directors and employees of structures in the field of contemporary art; artists; agents and elected representatives of local and state authorities; those in the private sector; international networks and so on.
A PROGRAMME STRUCTURED BY DIFFERENT TYPES OF EVENTS
Reflecting Residencies is a two-day symposium, alternating between different types of discussions, exchanges, analysis and training opportunities.
Round-table discussions and debates
The round-table discussions provided an overview of the topics addressed, and were followed by a series of inspiring examples presented by professionals; the spotlights of each discussion highlighted a particular experience.
ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSION N°1 - INTERNATIONAL TRENDS IN THE HOSTING OF ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAMMES
INTERVIEW - ANN STOUVENEL AND GRÉGORY JÉRÔME
ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSION N°2 - EUROPEAN COLLABORATIONS: TOWARDS EFFECTIVE MOBILITY
INTERVIEW - FANNY ROLLAND AND GRÉGORY JÉRÔME
ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSION N°3 - PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN PRIVATE ENTITIES AND PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS: RESIDENCES AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT
INTERVIEW - CHLOÉ FRICOUT AND ÉLISE JOUVANCY
ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSION N°4 - A FOCUS ON INSPIRING PROJECTS
INTERVIEW JEAN-MARIE DURAND AND ANN STOUVENEL
ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSION N°5 - RESIDENCY NETWORKS AND PLATFORMS: WHICH FORMATS AND PRACTICES CURRENTLY EXIST INTERNATIONALLY?
INTERVIEW MARIE LE SOURD AND ÉLISE JOUVANCY
Four filmed professional workshops proposed by Arts en résidence allowed you to develop your skills in relation to the hosting of residencies. They took place online on Thursday the 8th, 15th, 29th of October and the 5th of November 2020.
- 5th of Nov 2020
Workshop ‘How to organise an art residency in the field of visual arts’
By Marion Resemann, Professional Training Manager and Residency Coordinator at 40mcube, Rennes, organisation member of Arts en résidence - National network
- 29th of Oct 2020
Workshop ‘Developing a residency programme in the business world’.
By Bénédicte Chevallier, Director of Mécènes du Sud, Marseille
- 15th of Oct 2020
Workshop ‘Cross-border joint residencies in Europe: creating a sustainable collaboration’
By Elodie Galline, International projects and exhibition manager, Centre Européen d’Actions Artistiques Contemporaines, Strasbourg, organisation member of Arts en résidence - National network
- 8th of Oct 2020
Workshop ‘Hosting foreign residents in France: a legal framework’
By Nathanaëlle Puaud, Exhibition and Residencies Coordinator at La Galerie, Noisy-le-Sec’s contemporary art centre, Noisy-le-Sec, organisation member of Arts en résidence - National network
As artists are at the heart of the topics addressed by the symposium, several were invited to participate in the round-table discussions and share their experiences (Rebecca Digne, Nicolas Floc’h, members of the artist collective Suspended spaces). Time was set aside for the presentation of artists' works during the two days including an inaugural performance by Agathe Berthaux Weil, showing of videos by Ulla von Brandenburg and Dimitri Robert-Rimsky.
Initiative realised in collaboration with The Institut français and with the support of the French Ministry of Culture - Direction générale de la création artistique (DGCA) and Le Carreau du Temple, a culture and sports centre of the city of Paris.
REFLECTING RESIDENCIES #1 - PROGRAMME
Following the symposium, this publication contains reports of the round-table discussions written by their moderators, a summary of the exchanges which took place written by Mathilde Chénin, an interview between Grégory Jérôme and Annie Chèvrefils-Desbiolles which expands on the discussions and debates, as well as images of works by artists invited to this first symposium.
Published in French with an English (UK) translation. 700 free copies were printed in May 2021.
Watch 5 interviews, 4 videos produced in conjunction with our international partners within the framework of Reflecting Residencies, as well as the highlights of the two days of discussions and debates on our Youtube channel: https://m.youtube.com/channel/artsenresidence