Well-being Residency Network started as a two-year project (2018—2020) between five organizations from Latvia, Russia, Finland and Sweden.
During the first phase (2018-2019) of the project, four think tanks were organised, one in each country, in order to create individualized tool-sets for starting a well-being residency practice. In the second phase, the tool-sets were tested during monitored 1 month residency pilots. The tool- set and the results from the tryouts resulted in a publication - a methodology for a well-being residency practice.

What was the project about

  • Sharing best practices of well-being residencies in international and cross-sectoral collaboration
  • Developing the existing practices together in the well-being residency network
  • Starting new artist residencies in the social and health care sectors in all the partner countries
  • Creating a common methodology for a well-being residency practice

How was the project conducted

  • Think tanks and seminars was organised in each partner country in order to develop individualised tool-sets for well-being residencies
  • Residency try-outs was carried out in each partner country to test, adjust and perfect the toolsets and to assess the methodology
  • A publication including the methodology was released at the end of the project

Aims with the project

  • Encouraging international collaboration and exchange of artists and art professionals working in social- and health care settings
  • Building and sustaining an international well-being residency network
  • Creating new residency actors by reducing the obstacles in starting and continuing well-being residency practices