Reflecting Residencies #2: Online professional workshops (May - June 2022) and International symposium on 2rd - 3rd of June 2022 at Le Carreau du Temple (Paris)
A second edition of Reflecting Residencies took place on the 2nd and 3rd of June 2022 at Le Carreau du Temple in Paris. Meetings and debates on the topic of art residencies in France and around the world.
The two days of the symposium were organised around four main round-table discussions:
- Given that young artists have been particularly affected by the crisis, how do residencies continue to support the emerging art scene?
- Much as research laboratories, residencies are places of experimentation where artistic work processes are able to develop in an interdisciplinary manner. How do residencies establish the conditions for this experimentation?
- The European area is witnessing the development of numerous artist residencies, whose functioning differs as much as the status and remuneration practices of artists in the different countries. What professional developments are currently taking place in Europe?
- What are the prospects for art residencies developed internationally in a post-pandemic context?
Lastly, an information point will offer, in parallel to the round-table discussions, an insight into the professional tools being developed or recently developed, which contribute to the professional structuring of the visual arts sector.
// The proceedings
Following the 2022 symposium, this publication contains summaries of the exchanges, overviews of the four round-table discussions and the information point, written by their moderators and Émeline Jaret. It also contains images of works of the six artists who were invited to participate in this second symposium: Guillaume Aubry, Clara denidet, Simon Boudvin, Cosima Tribukeit, Adrian Pepe, Capucine Vever.
900 free copies were printed in French with an English (UK) translation.
Four professional workshops in connection with the symposium's themes will be proposed remotely in order to allow everyone to develop new skills related to the organisation of art residency programs. These digital workshops will take place on dates prior to and following the symposium. They will provide an introduction to the thematic round-table discussions and an opportunity to expand on these exchanges. They are open to anyone interested, artists and residency organisers alike. They aim to provide information that will enable participants to gain a better understanding of the professional environment and concrete tools which encourage implementation.
20 euros per workshop and per person
DEFINING THE NECESSARY SUPPORT FOR A RESIDENCY AIMED AT EMERGING ARTISTS
What are the expectations and needs of emerging artists during their residencies? In terms of technical, artistic, professional or administrative support, how can we prepare for the reception of an artist at the beginning of his/her/their career?
Guest speaker: Laurent Le Bourhis, co-director of Dos Mares (FR, Marseille)
5th of May 2022 - from 11am to 1pm
DEVELOPING A RESIDENCY IN COLLABORATION WITH A UNIVERSITY LABORATORY
How does one initiate an artist residency in a university? What tools and methodologies should be adopted to support the different actors involved in this experience? The aim of this workshop is to provide the appropriate tools and to consider the possibilities based on specific experiences.
Guest speaker: Christophe Chaillou, in charge of Art&Sciences at the University of Lille (FR, Lille)
12th of May 2022 - from 11am to 1pm
WORKSHOP PRO 3: MANAGING A RESIDENCY IN THE FIELD OF VISUAL ARTS, FAIR PRACTICES
This workshop aims to provide professionals with the main tools to develop successful residencies and to better navigate legal obligations and fair practices at different stages.
Guest speaker: Elise Jouvancy, General Secretary of Arts en résidence - National Network
19th of May 2022 - from 11am to 1pm
WORKSHOP PRO 4: CREATING AN INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCY PARTNERSHIP
How does one set up a successful collaboration with partners abroad? What are the key stages in setting up a project (from prospecting for partners to the return of the artist in residence)? What are the issues (cultural, financial, political) one should be prepared for? Through examples of various configurations of project emergence, the workshop will provide advice but will also look at the pitfalls to avoid.
Guest speaker: Isabelle Henrion, co-coordinator of Artistes en résidence (FR, Clermont-Ferrand)
9th of June 2022 - from 11am to 1pm
Reflecting Residencies #2 pas organised in collaboration with The Institut français and with the support of the French Ministry of Culture - Direction générale de la création artistique (DGCA) - Ministère de la Culture, the ADAGP and Le Carreau du Temple, a cultural and sports establishment of the City of Paris. This event is part of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
Reflecting Residencies #1 - 22nd and 23rd of October 2020 - Online event
Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the symposium Reflecting Residency initially scheduled at the Carreau du Temple on the 26th and 27th of Mars has been rescheduled to the 22nd and 23rd of October 2020. The symposium took place virtually.
Following the symposium, this publication contains reports of the round-table discussions written by their moderators, a summary of the exchanges which took place written by Mathilde Chénin, an interview between Grégory Jérôme and Annie Chèvrefils-Desbiolles which expands on the discussions and debates, as well as images of works by artists invited to this first symposium.
Published in French with an English (UK) translation. 700 free copies were printed in May 2021.
Watch 5 interviews, 4 videos produced in conjunction with our international partners within the framework of Reflecting Residencies, as well as the highlights of the two days of discussions and debates on our Youtube channel: https://m.youtube.com/channel/artsenresidence
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic resurgence, the symposium Reflecting Residency initially scheduled at the Carreau du Temple has been transformed into a digital event.
Reflecting Residency will be held as initially scheduled on October 22 and 23, 2020 but in a virtual format.
Since 2010, France-based national network Arts en résidence contributes to the structure and visibility of organisations hosting visual art residency programmes in france. The network strives to advocate with public authorities on behalf of its 41 members, to develop and share administrative and collaborative management tools, to organize joint residencies and put on public events such as this biennial event, the first of its kind coinciding with the network’s 10-year anniversary.
A FIRST EVENT OF ITS KIND IN FRANCE FOR VISUAL ARTS RESIDENCIES
The objective of these two days of meetings and debates was to analyse a varied selection of residency programmes in France and throughout the world, from two main angles: development and perpetuation of international exchanges in residency programmes on the one hand and territorial development through collaborations between public and private actors on the other.
Representatives of public or private structures anchored in rural or urban territories spoke about their varied experiences. Artists were also the first to share their experiences and played a major role in this symposium. Two invited guests listened to all the discussions and debates and shared their views with us on the final day.
This symposium was free and open to all. In particular, it was designed for all professionals working on residency programmes or those who wish to set them up: directors and employees of structures in the field of contemporary art; artists; agents and elected representatives of local and state authorities; those in the private sector; international networks and so on.
A PROGRAMME STRUCTURED BY DIFFERENT TYPES OF EVENTS
Reflecting Residencies is a two-day symposium, alternating between different types of discussions, exchanges, analysis and training opportunities.
Round-table discussions and debates
The round-table discussions provided an overview of the topics addressed, and were followed by a series of inspiring examples presented by professionals; the spotlights of each discussion highlighted a particular experience.
ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSION N°1 - INTERNATIONAL TRENDS IN THE HOSTING OF ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAMMES
INTERVIEW - ANN STOUVENEL AND GRÉGORY JÉRÔME
ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSION N°2 - EUROPEAN COLLABORATIONS: TOWARDS EFFECTIVE MOBILITY
INTERVIEW - FANNY ROLLAND AND GRÉGORY JÉRÔME
ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSION N°3 - PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN PRIVATE ENTITIES AND PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS: RESIDENCES AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT
INTERVIEW - CHLOÉ FRICOUT AND ÉLISE JOUVANCY
ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSION N°4 - A FOCUS ON INSPIRING PROJECTS
INTERVIEW JEAN-MARIE DURAND AND ANN STOUVENEL
ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSION N°5 - RESIDENCY NETWORKS AND PLATFORMS: WHICH FORMATS AND PRACTICES CURRENTLY EXIST INTERNATIONALLY?
INTERVIEW MARIE LE SOURD AND ÉLISE JOUVANCY
Four filmed professional workshops proposed by Arts en résidence allowed you to develop your skills in relation to the hosting of residencies. They took place online on Thursday the 8th, 15th, 29th of October and the 5th of November 2020.
- 5th of Nov 2020
Workshop ‘How to organise an art residency in the field of visual arts’
By Marion Resemann, Professional Training Manager and Residency Coordinator at 40mcube, Rennes, organisation member of Arts en résidence - National network
- 29th of Oct 2020
Workshop ‘Developing a residency programme in the business world’.
By Bénédicte Chevallier, Director of Mécènes du Sud, Marseille
- 15th of Oct 2020
Workshop ‘Cross-border joint residencies in Europe: creating a sustainable collaboration’
By Elodie Gallina, International projects and exhibition manager, Centre Européen d’Actions Artistiques Contemporaines, Strasbourg, organisation member of Arts en résidence - National network
- 8th of Oct 2020
Workshop ‘Hosting foreign residents in France: a legal framework’
By Nathanaëlle Puaud, Exhibition and Residencies Coordinator at La Galerie, Noisy-le-Sec’s contemporary art centre, Noisy-le-Sec, organisation member of Arts en résidence - National network
As artists are at the heart of the topics addressed by the symposium, several were invited to participate in the round-table discussions and share their experiences (Rebecca Digne, Nicolas Floc’h, members of the artist collective Suspended spaces). Time was set aside for the presentation of artists' works during the two days including an inaugural performance by Agathe Berthaux Weil, showing of videos by Ulla von Brandenburg and Dimitri Robert-Rimsky.
Initiative realised in collaboration with The Institut français and with the support of the French Ministry of Culture - Direction générale de la création artistique (DGCA) and Le Carreau du Temple, a culture and sports centre of the city of Paris.
REFLECTING RESIDENCIES #2
The Institut français
For more than 25 years, The Institut français has been developing residencies that have enabled more than 150 artists to participate in a residency programme in France or to go abroad to enrich their practice, build their network and access new audiences.
Le Carreau du temple
A cultural and sports establishment of the City of Paris, Le Carreau du Temple hosts more than 230 events per year. It is a programming venue dedicated to the body in its transdisciplinarity and its place in the public space. Young creators as well as established artists are welcomed in residence.
The French Ministry of Culture
Direction générale de la création artistique (DGCA) defines, coordinates and evaluates the State's policy on visual and performing arts, placing it in the broader context of regional planning and development. Its missions include supporting creation, assisting professional integration, enriching public collections, expanding audiences and distribution networks...
Created in 1953, the ADAGP is the French company for the collection and distribution of copyright in the field of visual arts. With a worldwide network of 50 sister companies, it currently represents more than 200,000 artists across all disciplines: painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, design, comics, manga, illustration, street art, digital creation, video art. In addition, the ADAGP encourages the art scene by initiating and financially supporting projects that animate and enhance creation, and promote it on a national and international scale.