The Art Prospect Network Residency program provides opportunities for artists and curators to conduct research, create new work, and collaborate with the local arts community in partnership with local arts organizations in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
Each month-long residency is individually designed to enable visiting artists and curators to learn about the local arts community, develop their own work, and share information about their work and culture with local audiences.
Forty-seven artists and curators from post-Soviet countries participated in the residency program in 2017-2018.
The Art Prospect Network Residency program supports residencies for U.S. artists and curators, focusing on exchange and collaboration in the field of socially engaged art and/or public art. CEC ArtsLink placed US artists and curators with host organizations in the 12 Art Prospect Network countries, which share common strategies, concerns, and goals. Each Art Prospect Network partner hosts an artist or curator for a one-month residency to participate in a collaborative project, such as a public art festival or event, lead training programs, and/or conduct an independent project. US participants and host organizations worked together to define the residency goals and structure based on their reciprocal interests, needs and strengths.