Farm-to-urban residency

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.

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the farm

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.