Latin America, Africa, and Asia face structural inequalities limiting access to information, opportunities, and ultimately resources, widening the gap, and hindering social transformation. Independent arts organizations are constantly facing not only artistic, but structural challenges, limiting their resilience by having to decide between their own mission and long-term sustainability.
The Synergy Residency Network is an independent node of artist residencies engaging in more responsibilities ways to mobilize resources and reconfigure exchange relationships for development. The ultimate goal is to build a trans-local network of art residencies cultivating local development through exchanges, problem solving, network building, and resource mobilization for social investment.
The network aims to strengthen its members and serve as a platform to aid in the development of capacities, improving strategies to increase social capital, weave cultural networks and expand resources. The Synergy Residency Network will also facilitate through its members, the development of local self sufficient, and sustainable alternatives, while promoting non-exploitative and socially conscious models.