These longer residencies can be for research and reflection, without the pressure of production, or to prepare or develop a project. Can be independent or in collaboration or coproduction with other institutions or partners. There will be a follow-up and support by the Arc-coordinator and, if required by the artists, external specialists from different backgrounds.
Three times a year a call for participation will invite artists and practitioners from other fields to react to a theme or a question that is related to the political or societal actuality. A one-week workshop will be developed where eight to ten people can discuss and work together.
As walking can be conducive to the discursive process, we want to regularly invite two people (artists or artist and other practitioner) for shorter residencies, to make long walks in the beautiful green surroundings of Arc together. The idea is to give people time to enter into a longer dialogue in another rhythm and collaborative mode.
In June 2015, the Migros Culture Percentage launches an extensive mentoring programme in the field of literature.