Farm-to-Urban is the partner residency of ArtsUP! Concepts, bringing to foreground the artists' critical acknowledgement of diverse communities and environments spanning rural Dade and urban Broward Counties.
Visiting artists have an opportunity to qualify for placement at the residency. Free lodging is provided within a retreat in Southwest Dade County. The residency is intended to expose the visiting artist to a lot more than the immediate environment of urban art districts in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Awareness of the diverse non-art community ArtsUP! serves is critical to creating exhibitions with relevant inclusive-value. Physically traversing Miami proper and the many shifting communities spanning the 48 mile distance to Fort Lauderdale, allows for the resident artist to learn empathy/understanding of the land and its people. An understanding that cannot be achieved unless witnessed and explored.