Museum Residencies Offer Opportunities for Artists
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Nowadays, museums seem to do everything but give visitors a room for the night: They provide food, plan vacations, organize parties, offer concerts and opportunities for shopping, help single people find a date and teach classes. They also exhibit one thing or another, and a growing number of them have established artist-in-residency programs that allow artists to display their work (finished and in-progress) to, and interact with, the public. The result is a win-win situation for all concerned, as both artists and museums benefit from their joint efforts. At the Coral Springs Museum of Art in Florida, which created an artist-in-residence program in 2000, for instance, artists receive a stipend of $9,000 for their one-to three-month residencies, free materials, a studio in the museum, room and board (staying either with staff or patrons of the museum) and a separate payment for the purchase of the artwork they create on site. "What they create becomes part of the permanent collectio...
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