I am putting my Etsy account on hold now, and I’m researching artist residencies. I found a great blog post by Elisabeth Larson Koehler outlining what an artist residency is and what you need to do to get into one. She also posted two excellent links to find residency opportunities artisttrust and callforentry. Both links are great leads into the art residency world. I just made a profile on callforentry, and there are many opportunities available, searchable, and curated to your needs as an artist.
Before I moved to Korea, I was looking to do an artist residency. I didn’t have the confidence to try and apply, so I kept going with teaching. I also have an issue with getting in my way. Sometimes my brain makes something so simple into something very complicated. The information you might need is only a few clicks away. My new goal is to fight the urges to give up and push forward, even if it is just a little, every day.
Next Steps: I will look for some residencies that I could attend over the summer or next winter break. Hopefully, Korea will lift its mandatory quarantine so I can travel more freely. Time will tell. I can at least continue to do research to form my future artist life <3 <3 <3
What are some things you have done lately to awaken your inner artist?