SpeakArt

is creating a resource for art professionals

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About

Welcome to SpeakArt’s page!

SpeakArt is a non-profit online platform providing an extensive list of funded and free artist-in-residence opportunities for creative professionals.

In the last three and a half years, SpeakArt has been helping artists to find opportunities, developing our own search engine and sharing our resources free of charge. Seeing how fast the number of our followers is growing, we believe that our platform has become an essential tool for many.

Why are we on Patreon?

SpeakArt is a self-funded project. We continue offering our service in response to a high demand by art professionals who hope to find funded opportunities without spending hours on their sear. Today when we are flooded with information, all we need is a quick and effective searching platform. Our website keeps the design simple with a customized search engine so that users will be able to find what they are looking for. We also maintain our platform up-to-date, resourceful, accessible to anyone in need. To keep our resource open is our core mission as we strongly believe that accessing vital information for free is a fundamental right for everyone. However, our journey cannot continue without your help.
Our ultimate goal is financial sustainability. Many art and cultural sectors are having difficulty achieving this goal due to the lack of funding. We are no exception. To keep our value and more importantly serve the community better, we count on your support.

What is an artist-in-residency by the way?

Artist residency originates from the 19th-century idea of artistic utopia and liberal education. Educators such as John Andrew Rice and Theodore Dreier, the founders of Black Mountain College sought for an experimental place where creative practitioners could work beyond the conventional way of art-making. This spirit lives on in today's artist residencies, but with more open borders they became the global centers of interdisciplinary practices. Today creative professionals travel across the globe to attend residencies for the development of their projects through learning, exchanging and experimenting. In contrast to traditional institutions, residency as an avant-garde movement established its position as a platform of free creativity.

How many residencies are there in the world?

Around 2000 in the world. Unfortunately, the number of funded or free residency programs is low due to the funding cut by local governments. Many artists are spending many hours finding a handful of funded opportunities among the thousands every day.


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Marie Chaumont

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