A Guide to 20 Adventurous, Offbeat, Or Otherwise Outrageous Artist Residencies
In our last feature, we compiled a list of 20 notable and prestigious artist residencies. Yet while researching that piece we found so many others worth noting for their sheer strageness that we put together another list, this one to capture what we call the “alternative” category of artist residency. From an expedition to the North Pole to a residency in a local Laundromat, these weird and wonderful residency programs offer experiences you just can’t get anywhere else. Seriously.
In addition to the unorthodox and specialized programs on this list, we’d also like to give a shout out to a few programs that, while undoubtedly bizarre, are not currently accepting applications, including residencies at the Facebook headquarters, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), New York City’s Department of Sanitation, and the now-defunct NASA AIR artist program. All of these would have made our list of noteworthy “alternative” residencies — and perhaps in the future they will again if they return. In the meantime, enjoy the fruits of our research.
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