An artist in residence is an artist or (artistic) researcher who is invited to live and work in a temporary living- and workplace. Think of an artist from abroad who is invited to create new work for a temporary time in Amsterdam. This allows them to do research, create new work or prepare exhibitions within a new context.
Waag often mentors and hosts artists and (artistic) researches through artist in residence programs. Often, in collaboration with other institutions such as the Amsterdam Foundation for the Arts and Bureau Broedplaatsen. Artists in residencies allows for cultures, artists, researchers, materials and life environments to meet. In that way, they can create new connections.