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Each year the International Artist-in-Residency
program invites nine artists to conceive and create
pivotal art projects.
Artpace provides artists with unparalleled resources and allows them to take time, take risks, and unveil new ideas. Each residency is composed of one artist from Texas, one from elsewhere in the United States, and one from abroad. Artpace provides each artist with a two-month residency, which includes a materials budget, a weekly living stipend, an apartment, and studio/exhibition space, as well as fully equipped wood, metal, and computer facilities, complete with technical and administrative support. The goal is to give artists a space in which to imagine new ways to work. The residency is followed by a two-month exhibition of the project created, which is fully documented and accompanied by a full-color exhibition brochure. All art made during the residency belongs to the artist. Resident artists are encouraged to share their ideas and become involved with the San Antonio and Texas arts communities.
Artpace invites guest curators to select three artists for each residency. These curators reflect a lively diversity of background, approach, and region, hailing from Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Mexico, and the United States. Guest curators conduct extensive field work by visiting up to fifty recommended studios in Texas—making it possible for individual artists to meaningfully connect with internationally-recognized curators. The artists, our program, and our community benefit from this continual infusion of insight and scholarship.