Traveling to a new, unfamiliar place awakens something in us. It allows us to open ourselves to new experiences in entirely new environments – and for artists, that can strongly influence work at the time of travel or in the future, from the impressions of travel.
I just spoke to an artist who told me she was going on three residencies this summer. She applied to twenty residencies and got into three, she will experiment with ceramics- and these are the three she got into – Alfred University, Watershed (in Maine) and the Millay Colony are all this summer and into the fall. So she will travel to each and make work there.
To find residencies, nationally look at Alliance of Artists. For more international listings, check Resartis.
Also, since I am giving you links to help you dream up where you want to go next, check that Alfred U link above and you will see their compendium of artist resources, which is worth a look.
If you are thinking about summer reading, I recently polled all the listeners of Yale Radio, and Arianna Huffington’s book on sleep was mentioned several times. So was Franny and Zooey by JD Salinger!
I will send a full list of all the books that artists and curators are reading all over the world in the next newsletter.
For, now, I hope you enjoy some travel, or at least some plans or dreams for travel.
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