Residencies are a fantastic opportunity to challenge an artist’s practice in a manner that is stimulating and focused in a unique environment. Residencies provide the opportunity to travel and work in a new locale, to meet artists, curators and other cultural practitioners, and concentrated time for research, creation and reflection while accessing resources that can foster new work. This three-hour workshop with artist Elise Rasmussen will provide participants with an overview of the different types of residencies available, resources of where to look for a residency appropriate to one’s needs, and tools for putting together a strong application as well as avenues to explore when looking for funding. Participants are encouraged to bring past/current applications and/or a work sample of 10images and an artist statement to share with the group and receive personalized feedback.
Elise Rasmussen is a research based artist and educator based in New York. She received her BFA from Ryerson University and her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been exhibited internationally including the Brooklyn Museum (NY), the Berman Museum of Art (Philadelphia), Night Gallery (Los Angeles), Standpoint Gallery (London), TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, and is represented by Erin Stump Projects in Toronto. Elise has been an artist in residence at a number of institutions including the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, the Nirox Foundation in South Africa, Pioneer Works and LMCC in NY, and the International Summer Academy in Salzburg. She has received grants and awards from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Banff Centre, the Jerome Foundation among others and was a juror for the Canada Council for the Arts International Residencies program in 2015.