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.
Lexa Walsh is an artist and cultural worker based in Oakland. She is a graduate of Portland State University’s Art & Social Practice MFA program and was Social Practice Artist in Residence in Portland Art Museum’s Education department. She was a recipient of Southern Exposure’s Alternative Exposure Award, the CEC Artslink Award, the Gunk Grant and was a de Young Artist Fellow. Walsh has participated in projects, exhibitions, and performances locally and nationally at Apexart, di Rosa, Oakland Museum of California, Portland Art Museum, SFMOMA, Smack Mellon, Walker Art Center, Williams College Museum of Art, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and has done several international artist residencies, tours and projects in Europe and Asia. She founded and organizes Oakland Stock, the Oakland branch of the Sunday Soup network micro-granting dinner series that supports artists’ projects, and has organized a number of professional practice workshops. Lexa is a 2018-19 Kala Print Public Awardee.