"Residencies for me are opportunities to immerse myself in new physical, cultural and social environments that allow me to absorb and respond creatively to all that I am in contact with. The aspects of travel, research, exploration and discovery integrates everything I love about life as an artist and seeker. There is something very special about working along side other creatives and sharing the intensity of creative process and practice. I find the balance of work, time, space and community deeply supportive, nourishing, satisfying and joyful. I am grateful for the experiences and friendships I have made through residency participation and hope to continue to explore the inner/outer world it in this way."
Susan D'Amato's residencies have included:
Purnati Center for the Creative Arts, Bali
The David and Julia White foundation, Costa Rica
Tyrone Guthrie Center, Annaghmakerrig, Ireland
Sitka Centre, Oregon
The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, New Mexico