The Company You Keep | The Role of Partnership in Artist Residencies

Brooklyn, NY
Flux Factory
Long Island City, NY
Shandaken Projects
New York, NY

Presenters: Stephanye Watts, Recess; Nicholas Weist, Shandaken Projects; Nat Roe, Flux Factory; organized by Gee Wesley

Organized by Rethinking Residencies
Selected Via Open Call

On behalf of the Rethinking Residencies working group, composed of thirteen New York–based residency programs, Recess, Shandaken Projects and Flux Factory will explore organizational partnership with other entities: municipal, civic, judicial, and even individual. Concrete examples to be discussed include Assembly, a program by Recess and partners in the justice system that serves as an alternative to incarceration while empowering young people to take charge of their own life story and imagine a positive future; Flux Factory’s partnerships seeking sustainability in their space; and Shandaken Projects’ partnerships with larger institutions that establish new program areas while creating economies of scale. Particular attention will be paid to the cultural and administrative shifts required within our organizations to develop and sustain these partnerships.

Read the Session Notes here.