ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE
Your Guided Journey Outside the Box.
Our year-long residency guides you from exploration to action and beyond through personalized, structured tracks. This journey occurs in synergy with a collaborative cohort that builds community, reinforces accountability, and produces an original exhibition celebrating our program achievements.
ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE
Six tracks guide you on a personalized journey that bring you closer to your goals.
The Exploration Track, through a series of conversations, establishes the foundation for your plans and sets up success in the Artist-In-Residence program. We discuss a range of topics from artistic purpose, fulfillment, the intersection between your everyday life and craft, the current direction of your efforts, personal and business goals, and the challenges/success of past efforts.
Our exploration balances casual conversation with focused, pointed questions meant to guide meaningful discussion into tangible outcomes. Our visioning exercises will push you to think bigger. We emerge from Exploration with a clear path forward.
The Action Track moves forward with focused energy. Together, we define goals and build a roadmap with tangible, measurable outcomes along the way.
The Sustainability Track tests the Action Plan (or other outcomes from the Action Track) for viability, allows for pivoting where necessary, and embeds measures for adjustment while our artists are moving forward in their ventures. We also engage in Reflective Practice and build our artist’s capacity to ask the right questions about what is working and not working in their plans. We will practice communicating the value of our work and telling our story.
The Profitability Track is an abbreviated version of a longer process that can continue in WAABEL strategy sessions after completion of the Artist-In-Residence program. Artists will gain a basic understanding of how to assess and build profitability into their business ventures. We will discuss how to measure opportunity and weigh the pros/cons and viability of business opportunities.
The Expansion Track is an abbreviated version of a longer process that can continue in WAABEL strategy sessions after completion of the Artist-In-Residence program. Artists will consider how their business ventures could and should expand over time. We will forecast future demand and discuss healthy and effective ways of appealing to new audiences and/or a larger customer base.
The Legacy Track is an abbreviated version of a longer process that can continue in WAABEL strategy sessions after completion of the Artist-In-Residence program. Artists will vision into the distant future and draft a statement to their future self.
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2023 ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE
Oak Park, MI
2022 ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE