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OMC Policy Handbook on Artists' Residencies
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Annex 3: The OMC working group on artists' residencies (work plan for culture 2011-2014)
The OMC working group on Artists' Residencies (Work Plan for Culture 2011-2014)
Participating EU Member States
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.
Working Method and Timetable
The work of the Open Method of Coordination (OMC) group of EU Member State experts on Artists' Residencies was carried out in five plenary and subgroup meetings in 2013 and 2014. The 2nd and 4th meeting, combined with study visits, were held in Warsaw, PL and Valletta, Malta, following the invitation of the national authorities. A drafting session for the present report was held in Brussels on 9 July 2014, with the participation of the experts from Ireland, Malta and Belgium (Flemish community). The meeting was co-chaired by Yvette Vaughan Jones, Visiting Arts (UK) and Maria Tuerlings, Dutch Culture/TransArtists (NL) assisted by the European Commission. The last (5th) meeting of the OMC Working Group was held in Brussels on 15 & 16 October 2014.
Presentations by Member States' experts during the plenary sessions held in 2013 and 2014
Good practice example from Bulgaria, Mr Atanas Maev, Art Manager of Derida Dance and co-founder of Derida Dance Centre
Good practice example from Finland, Ms Leena Lämsä, KylttuuriKauppila Art Centre & Res Artis
Good practice example from Ireland, Mr Philip Delamere, Arts Officer, Leitrim County Council Arts Office
Presentation of Gozo Contemporary Artists Residency, Ms Katya Micallef, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art
Presentation of V.18 artists in Residency project for Valletta Capital Culture of Europe, 2018, Ms Margerita Pule, planning coordinator, V.18.
Reflecting on residencies, Maria Tuerlings, DutchCulture Centre for International Cooperation/Programme Director TransArtists Desk
The Polish experience: preparing, carrying out and following up artists' residencies
Introduction - National Centre for Culture programmes, Izabel Žerek, Head of Communication Unit, National Centre for Culture
Panel with Michał Jachuła, Gallery Arsenał in Białystok, Aleksandra Księżopolska, Art Center Łaźnia, Gdańsk, Jagna Domżalska, Zamek Cultural Centre, Poznań ("Laboratory"), Ika Sienkiewicz-Nowacka, A-I-R Laboratory, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Joanna Klass, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Leszek Napiontek, Culture Department, Municipality of Warsaw
Introduction to the A-I-R Lab, Ika Sienkiewicz-Nowacka, Chief Curator, A-I-R Laboratory Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle
Presentation of the EU-funded project "Re-tooling RESIDENCIES", Anna Ptak, Curator at A-I-R Laboratory programme
Introduction to "Re-directing East project", Ika Sienkiewicz-Nowacka, Chief Curator,
A-I-R Laboratory Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle
Artists' residencies in Portugal: state of play, Carlos Pimenta

Largo Residências Lisbon, Marta Silva, Director
United Kingdom
Artists residencies - time for a new paradigm?, Yvette Vaughan Jones, Chief Executive, Visiting Arts