Last week Ruth shared some ways artists can learn about residency programs. Today Ruth answers the question:
Do residency programs accept up-and-coming artists or do they only want to deal with artists with extensive portfolios?
The cost of being an artist is very high, with competition being a fact of the lifestyle. It isn’t enough to be productive and talented…you have to stay on top of a self-marketing plan 24/7. There is a great deal of rejection that accompanies the struggle, so you have to be very persistent and keep letting programs/institutions know of your existence. This approach applies to residency programs as well.