Getting That Artist Residency
This workshop takes a deep dive into the world of artist residencies, learning how to find, apply to, fund and make the most of the vast array of residencies out there, locally, nationally, and internationally. We’ll look at many types of residencies and talk about how to prepare your applications through work samples, CVs, artist statements, work plans and budgets.
This workshop is led by Lexa Walsh, an artist and cultural worker based in Oakland who works as an anthropologist, archivist, curator, facilitator and experience-maker. She is a graduate of Portland State University’s Art & Social Practice MFA program and was Social Practice Artist in Residence in Portland Art Museum’s Education department. She was a recipient of Southern Exposure’s Alternative Exposure Award, the CEC Artslink Award, the Gunk Grant and was a de Young Artist Fellow. Walsh has participated in projects, exhibitions and performances additionally at Apexart, di Rosa, Kala Art Institute, NIAD, Oakland Museum of California, SFMOMA, Smack Mellon, Walker Art Center, Williams College Museum of Art, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and has done several international artist residencies, tours and projects in Europe and Asia. Walsh founded and organizes Oakland Stock, the Oakland branch of the Sunday Soup network granting dinner series that supports artists’ projects, and the Bay Area Contemporary Art Archive (BACAA).
*Walsh has developed, worked at and participated in numerous residencies worldwide. She has taught “Getting That Artist Residency” at Atlantic Center for the Arts, Berkeley Art Center, Kala Art Institute, Intersection for the Arts, Verge Center for the Arts and as a personal coach.