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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

  Video/Audio of Resident Talks

  Read Travel Journals

  Sample Schedule

Read the Studio International article
on Residency Programs.
  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.

Read blog entries by current Inbound Resident Yeo Daham who is in NYC from Seoul, South Korea.

  Current Inbound Resident
  Yeo Daham, South Korea

Upcoming Inbound Residents
Sep 2014: Modris Svilāns, Latvia
Oct 2014: Anton Osver, Azerbaijan
Jan 2015: Javier Mazza, Uruguay

Read blog entries by current Outbound Resident Damali Abrams who is in Seoul, South Korea.

  Current Outbound Resident
  Damali Abrams, South Korea

Upcoming Outbound Resident
Dec 2014: Olivia Ciummo, Ethiopia

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.