HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE RESIDENCY TEAM!
A short look into 2013
We are about to start already our third year of the programme. How time flies! No one could have thought, that – in the midst of the infernal renovation in 2010 – we would be a fully booked & functioning residency house as early as the first month of the programme in January 2011. Incredible! And – more incredibly – a fully booked and functioning residency programme ever since. So how did all this happen?
These two past years have been a truly incredible -yet sometimes naturally a little demanding – an experience for the maintenance team. First, there was only an idea on a holiday on a beautiful (or one should say stunning) Ionian island, that quickly materialized itself into a small, private residency programme, then a small international programme, and finally, a full member and residency programme at the Res Artis – A Worldwide Network of Artist residencies in May 2012.
Yet, against all odds, we have stayed completely artist-run from the beginning, surpassed all the difficulties and made this work together. To work with all you wonderful guests, residents and applicants, has kept us going like a steam boat, it has been the core of why we decided to do this residency project, and against all the dark clouds that were perhaps painted in our minds as we started, everything has gone fairly well. Sincere thank you for that! You really make this Residency Programme work! Keep up your active and responsible attitude. You simply rock!
Next year we will focus on listening to even more of our guests` personal needs, and trying to fulfill their desires and hopes regarding the residency period, to guarantee you the best possible period free from your daily life, work and a little time away from your everyday scenery. This is highly important in sustaining the creative process, we believe. There is a time for productivity, a time for contemplation and a time for action – all of these should be met in the mind of a creative professional, since not one of them works without the other.
That is why every private residency should be regarded as valuable & meaningful a period in the life and work of a creative professional as a residency organized by a large institution – whether the creative professional works in the field of the arts, science, curating or management.
According to the very generous and quite flattering feedback we have received via the Guest Book at the residence, the guests of all nationalities seem to have found the residence as well as working in the mountains surprisingly similar – highly productive and welcoming. Our vision of a tangible yet ambitious residency programme that always serves our guests first, drives us forward also in the future.
SRP team wishes you once more a Happy and a Creative New Year 2013! May it be full of dreams come true.
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