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.

 
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ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

Six tracks guide you on a personalized journey that bring you closer to your goals.

4-6 weeks

EXPLORATION

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.

6-8 weeks

ACTION

The Action Track moves forward with focused energy. Together, we define goals and build a roadmap with tangible, measurable outcomes along the way.

4 weeks

SUSTAINABILITY

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.

4 weeks

PROFITABILITY (OPTIONAL)

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.

4 weeks

EXPANSION (OPTIONAL)

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.

4 weeks

LEGACY (OPTIONAL)

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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2022 ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

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Sacramento, CA

 
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Seattle, WA

 
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Port Orchard, WA

 
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Phoenix, AZ

 
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Middletown, NY