This class takes a deep dive into the world of artist residencies, learning how to find, apply to, fund and make the most of the vast array of residencies out there. We’ll look at many types of residencies and talk about how to prepare your applications through work samples, CVs, artist statements, work plans and budgets. There is a residency for everyone, we just need to know where to find it and put our best foot forward!
Lexa Walsh is an artist, cultural worker and experience maker. Walsh makes participatory projects, exhibitions, publications and objects about hierarchy, power and value. Walsh has done numerous exhibitions, tours and artist residencies internationally. Currently, she is Artist in Residence at Marin MoCA for her project The War Room: A Consolidated Mess, and is launching the Bay Area Contemporary Arts Archive (BACAA). She recently finished two large scale projects: a series of ceramic and textile award forms, Taking One for the Team, and a sound sculpture, …Which By Their Very Utterance…, for the group exhibition Shall Make, Shall Be: The Bill of Rights at Play, which opened at Federal Hall in NYC. She has taught professional development workshops for ten years, at numerous venues and online, including Kala, Verge Arts, Intersection, Berkeley Art Center, and Americans for the Arts