In a world of social media promotion, art residencies help artists slow down, connect with one another and focus on their work
Artists often create in solitude, in personal studios or a dedicated space where there is little distraction and disturbance. It’s only when they exhibit that they usually connect with an audience and with peers. Another space for interaction, networking, collaboration and the creation of a sense of community is the art residency. Here, artists understand each other’s successes and challenges, both big and small, inspire one another and share knowledge, resources and skills. An example of this was the fifth edition of Chitrashaala, a week-long international art residency held in February at jüSTa Mukteshwar Retreat and Spa in Uttarakhand. This year, the annual residency had 49 participants, 29 from India and 20 from across the globe.
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