What is an Artist in Residence? Artist-in-residence programs exist to invite artists, academicians, curators, and all manner of creative people for a time and space away from their usual environment and obligations. They provide a time of reflection, research, presentation and/or production. They also allow an individual to explore their practice within another community; meeting new people, using new materials, experiencing life in a new location. Art residencies emphasize the importance of meaningful and multi-layered cultural exchange and immersion into another culture. The Doris Bardon Community Cultural Center strives to provide a dynamic space where exciting and innovative artwork is created. The Doris AiRs provide a unique experience for our visitors and members to interact with professional contemporary artists and share ideas and knowledge with the community. Next time you’re visiting The Doris ask for a quick tour of the Artist in Residence Studios and take advantage of the great resource these folks provide.
Click the links below to learn more about our current Artists in Residence.