The full Ten Chances 2015 residency project was set to run over the course of three months, and designed in two residency events. The first event occurred in and around Edinburgh on 20 July – 2 August, followed by an event in and around Minneapolis, USA in September. Three artists were involved in both: Andy DuCett (MSP), Steph Mann (EDI), and Collette Rayner (GLA), thereby creating a control group. The other three resident spots in each event were held by different artists who only participated in one event or the other.
This discursive one-month transnational art residency explores the social studio live/work experience for emerging artists of rigour. It examines notions of radical hospitality, conviviality, and experiential learning unique to the residency form. Residential learning is framed by both rurality and urban spaces, places in which artists disrupt their own habitus to simultaneously shift into a new habitus, together. Not only can artists step back from the daily hustle and take time for experiment and research, but a new form of experience occurs altogether. Each resident helps build the resident group, plan events and guests during their stay, and is remunerated for their time and travel. Named Ten Chances, here, ideas, like people, are given a second chance to shine. Give them three. Give them ten.