Artist in Rise is the only online platform of emerging artists who have been validated by participation in an artist residency.
Existing online contemporary art platforms rely on commercial characteristics to place value on an artist. This has limited access to emerging artists, creating issues for artistic sustainability, and has left art enthusiasts with work that follows trends and market based biases.
Artists in Rise knows that artistic success can occur well before entering the commercial realm. This is usually given through institutional acceptance or validation, when the work has been critically discussed and nurtured. Artist residencies provide such an environment and participation in one of these programs shows a high level of merit in the artist’s practice and work.
By creating a database of artists in residence, we have become the only platform that emphasizes the artist residency network as an integral part of the contemporary art world. Artists in Rise places practice over price and is the online space to find emerging artist outside of the commercial channels.
WHAT WE DO:
• Create conversation within the artists in residence network. First and foremost, we aim to be a platform of artists for artists. Here, practice and professional experience can be shared and discussed, and ideas expressed and exchanged. Residencies will also be able to post about their programs and application processes.
• Promote artists through online publications and exhibitions. The AIR Database of past artists in residence will be used as a research tool to inform our online publications and exhibitions. Seeing and speaking about the work is crucial to our endeavors.
• Make it easier for artists to be found and researched. Artist in Rise is the only online platform that focuses on the artists in residence network. By aggregating this information and creating access to these artists and residencies, we have made it easier for contemporary art enthusiasts to find work outside of the commercial channels.