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Neja Tomsic Artist-In-Residence
Monday, November 17th, 2014 //

Neja Tomsic, Slovenia

CEC ArtsLink is pleased to announce that UMBC Department of Visual Arts IMDA Program has been selected to receive an ArtsLink Residencies award to host Neja Tomsic of Slovenia from October 9 until November 12, 2014. Both CEC ArtsLink staff and the advisory panel were impressed with IMDA's proposal and the mutual benefits the residency will provide.

Neja Tomsic co-founded the Museum of Transitory Art(MoTA) in 2008 and has been involved in strategic planning, international collaborations and development of an artist residency program. MoTA is a multidisciplinary platform dedicated to the research, production and presentation of Transitory, Experimental and Live Art forms. For the past two years Tomsic has also been in charge of MoTA's educational programming and has developed an online platform, together with various Polish organizations, to archive and share public programs such as artists talks, workshops, discussions and symposia. She hopes to research practices of archiving transitory works and strategies for audience development and engagement.

ArtsLink Residencies offers artists and arts managers from 37 overseas countries five-week residencies at non-profit arts organizations throughout the US. The program enables artists and communities across the US to share artistic practices with artists and arts managers from abroad and engage in dialogue that advances understanding across cultures.