online seminar

Community / Care
/ Laboratory

Mapping Residencies

Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Fine Arts Academy in Katowice and the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art invite artists and cultural practitioners to a cycle of online seminars about the potential of artists residencies, especially in a world where many aspects of our lives and human interactions have become increasingly complicated.

During the moderated discussion panels focusing on key words Community, Care and Laboratory well attempt to look into problems currently facing the sector of artists residencies.

Community, Care and Laboratory are the values selected during group workshops of long-term practitioners of residencies. In the past, the sectors attention used to focus on the model of work, the forms of residencies and their duration. But right now, its shifted to relationship-building between artists, local communities and the representatives of the hosting organisations.

Well be analising the situation of residencies in a world where the possibilities of movement have become limited. Well consider new formats of residencies as the answer to the challenges of the current reality, for example online residencies whether they are effective and feasible. Well look into communities, both set and temporary, which grow around residencies, as well as various levels of the relations within them: those between the residents and between the local and international communities. Well discuss the questions of cultural transfer within the context of local communities.

The seminar also aims to facilitate exchange and networking between residency operators through our Online Open Studios segment. In this section various organisations and initiatives running residencies will be able to present their profiles, programmes and residents projects during 7-minute slots. We ask the representatives of interested organisations to check the option in their registration form.


  • Seminar schedule
    • 29/10/2020, 10:00 → COMMUNITY
    • 05/11/2020, 10:00 → CARE
    • 26/11/2020, 10:00 → LABORATORY
  • In order to register please fill out the form linked here, which will be available till Tuesday, November 25th 2020.
  • All the seminars will be conducted in English.
  • Participation is free of charge.
  • Any inquiries can be sent to:


  • The seminar is part of the continued Celebration project initiated by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute to celebrate the centenary of diplomatic relations between Poland and Japan. It is supported by the fund for maintenence and development of research potential of the Fine Arts Academy in Katowice.
  • Partners of the project
    • Akademie Schloss Solitude Stuttgart
    • Kyoto Art Center, Kioto
    • Parallax Network (ASP Katowice, Chelsea College of Art London, HDK Valand - Academy of Art and Design, Plymouth University)
    • Nida Art Colony/Academy of Art Vilnius
    • CSW Kronika w Bytomiu
    • DutchCulture | TransArtists
  • Seminar schedule
    • 29/10/2020, 10:00 CET
    • 05/11/2020, 10:00 CET
      • CARE
    • 26/11/2020, 10:00 CET 
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    • Instytut Adama Mickiewicza
    • Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej Zamek Ujazdowski
    • Ujazdowski Rezydencje / Ujazdowski Residencies
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