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Reflections on the Residency with Charity 'CAKE' Hamidullah

On the road to Residencies (Excerpt)

Leading up to my first artist residency I had a million and one things I wanted to create. I was reading blog posts about how to execute them well. It was clear to me that I was going to make my presence known with precise execution. But, life said differently.

For those who are unaware. An artist residency is a time where a creative can focus on their craft. Residencies can be a month to a year; maybe even longer. Most residencies give one to opportunity to have access to studios and supplies. While others may provide housing to the artist while they create. This description is just the tip of the iceberg because they truly can be artistically extravagant.

On January 2, 2019 I returned to the gallery I was interning at . For the prior month I was warmly welcomed into this collaborative artist studio space called The Yards. Never have I been in a space where the egos were dropped and their hearts were wide open with art on their mind. This was everything I hoped for in a community.