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
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.
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.