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Artists in Residency

  • By: Wylene Rholetter
  • In: The SAGE Deaf Studies Encyclopedia
  • Edited by: Genie Gertz & Patrick Boudreault
  • Subject:Physical Disabilities, Otorhinolaryngology (Ears, Nose, & Throat)

Artists in residence programs vary widely. The artists may be painters, sculptors, photographers, filmmakers, fiction or nonfiction writers, poets, dancers, musicians, architects, or other creative professionals. Some programs award fully sponsored residencies that include studio space, meals, housing, and travel and living stipends for a specific period ranging from a few weeks to a year. Expectations may be only that the artist produce work during the period of residency, or they may include engagements with students or a community of artists. Since the 1960s and the spread of artists-in-the-schools programs, artists in residence programs have increasingly taken the form of professional visual, literary, or performing artists teaching and creating art on-site and demonstrating the integration of art into the learning experience. Deaf artists in residence ...

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