The apexart Residency is an alternative educational program that invites individuals to leave their familiar surroundings for a month-long stay in a foreign country. The Residency Program has two components, an Inbound Residency and an Outbound Residency, and the goal is to provide participants with an opportunity to experience a new culture rather than creating new work. The program recognizes the necessity of time for contemplation in the creative process and residents are asked to consider their stay as a break from their professional life. In lieu of applying the pressure of production and career promotion, apexart’s program provides a more introspective and academic alternative that encourages residents to take a step back to consider, interpret, and discuss artistic work and practices.
Residents are asked to keep a blog (http://blog.apexart.org/) for the duration of their program and to give a final talk at the end of their residency.
Applications are not accepted for the Residency Program. Participants—from different disciplines and at different points in their career—are recommended by noted individuals from their home country who believe their practice could benefit from a non-working visit to a foreign country.