Artists and other creative professionals can stay and work elsewhere temporrily by participating in artist-in-residence programs and other residency opportunities. These opportunities offer conditions thar are conducive to creativity and provide their guests wiht context, such as working facilities, connections, audience, etc…
No artist-in.residence programme is the same. Each programme or guest studio, large or small, established or experimental, has ots own background and atmosphere. Working periods differ enormously: from two weeks to six months or sometimes even a year. Some specialize in one discipline, others are open to a great number of disciplines. there are also a lot of differences in financial resources, housing and studio facilities, application and selection procedures, coaching, exhibiting, networking.
Participation is planned a long time in advance, usually six monyhs, sometimes years ahead.