Online residencies show surprising gains

Better accessibility, broader audience reach and flexibility can make online residencies a great option for your practice.

Artists have always been innovators, and while doing an artist residency online might sound like a deprived experience, some benefits have been picked up by artists who are forging a path with what we have now.

Fremantle Art Centre (FAC) recently launched its inaugural online studio space to host artist Shaun Wilson who will revisit Giovanni Boccaccio’s 1348 novella series The Decameron to expand his investigation of the beauty and horror of plague.

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Celina Lei is an Arts Writer at ArtsHub. She acquired her masters in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Prior to joining ArtsHub, she was an editorial assistant at the Hong Kong based ArtAsiaPacific magazine and is an art host on independent Instagram platform Club Ambroise. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne, Victoria. Instagram: @lleizy_