What is a residency? A residency can mean different things to different organisations within the arts industry. Normally a ‘residency’ means a period of time that an artist is supported by an arts organisation Sometimes the period of time is several years, a year, a season of work, a specific project or just a few weeks. Often support includes money, space to work and make art, and meetings with staff at the organisation to support the project and the artist’s skills or their career. Sometimes accommodation is offered, but more often it means that the artist has a meaningful relationship with that organisation for that time, so it is like their artistic ‘home’. Deli does not offer accommodation as part of its residencies. Sometimes it means that artists, as well as making work, are part of discussions and decision-making within the organisation. Especially in the performing arts, residencies can be offered to companies as well as individual artists. Sometimes the selected artists will be called ‘artist in residence’, Resident Artists or Resident Companies.