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Residency Program

Residency Philosophy
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 for the duration of their program and to give a final talk at the end of their residency.

List of Past Residents
Sample Schedule
  Inbound Residency
apexart's Inbound residency program is focused on cultural exchange and new experiences, providing an intense, explorative journey into New York. Up to eight individuals are invited per season and each is provided with air fare, an apartment in Manhattan, a phone, internet access, and a full itinerary complete with places to visit, events to attend, professionals to meet with, and classes to sit in on. Residents' food, drink, and personal effects are not covered by the apexart program.

  Outbound Residency
The apexart Outbound residency program relocates New Yorkers to a foreign country for a period of one month. Residents are encouraged to spend their time exploring, and in conversation with the many individuals who live and work locally, exchanging ideas and taking advantage of the local cultural climate. They are provided with air fare, an apartment, an itinerary, and a contact individual in their resident location. Residents' food, drink, and personal effects are not covered by the apexart program.
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Listen to recent Inbound Resident Tobias Nöbauer in conversation with Duncan MacKenzie from Bad at Sports.

Current Resident
Mar 2014: Dragana Kršenković Brković, Montenegro

Upcoming Inbound Residents
Apr 2014: Zina Swanson, New Zealand
Jun 2014: T.J. McLachlan, Canada
Jul 2014: Exchange with Seoul, South Korea
Sep 2014: Modris Svilāns, Latvia
Oct 2014: Anton Osver, Azerbaijan

Read blog entries by Outbound Resident Baris Gokturk who visited Seoul, South Korea, December 2013 - January 2014.

Upcoming Outbound Residents
Jun 2014: Reid Nicholls, Phnom Penh

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.