Valentine Emilia Bossert
I was part of Inspiring Change’s first residency in Turkey. As it was a young organisation, I didn’t know what to expect but decided to join nonetheless. The experience was very enriching. We were a very small team who very quickly managed to connect and together we decided what we wanted this residency to be about. Thanks to our different backgrounds and specialities, we were able to bring important skills together to work on our different career needs and teach each other. There I became an expert in looking for residencies and funding opportunities, and enhanced my aptitudes to build strong applications. Following from my time with Inspiring Change, I received 4 positive responses from residencies, 2 of which were the ones I really wanted to be part of. My motivation is now higher than ever and my projects are taking shape. I can only recommend to engage with this amazing organisation, which started with little means and grew quickly thanks to the perseverance and determination of its founder, who’s decided to make this a better world for artists of all kind.