AaBKC Residency (2017-19) was a residency program designed to give international artists and curators an opportunity to develop meaningful professional contacts in Aarhus, Denmark.
Aarhus Center for Visual Art (Aarhus Billedkunstcenter, AaBKC) selected one curator and one artist to live and work in Aarhus for 6-8 weeks each spring and fall, respectively. Residents were encouraged to meet local artists and arts professionals, visit artist studios and exhibition spaces, and participate in networking meetings and cultural events.
By focusing on networking, AaBKC Residency created a platform for cross-cultural dialogue, offering local and international artists and curators a chance to learn from and challenge one another through the exchange of ideas, perspectives, and expertise. The program was designed to foster short- and long-term professional development, allowing artists- and curators-in-residence to broaden their knowledge base, develop new and meaningful professional contacts and work relationships, create future work opportunities, refine networking skills, and build other vital professional capacities.
AaBKC Residency also aimed to give artists and curators time and space to work. It was a process-oriented program that encouraged residents to experiment in response to and in tandem with their exploration of the local arts scene.
AaBKC Residency was part of AaBKC International, a platform for international dialogue, networking and exchange launched in 2017.
AaBKC Residency was supported by Det Obelske Familiefond and Tækker Group/Tækker Fonden.