is a generative and reflective space for young makers.
Founded in 2018, co-directors Alden Burke and Stephanie Koch curate residential cohorts based on which individuals they believe would productively benefit from one another’s knowledges.
Structured to be two separate cohorts throughout the year, one in spring and one in fall, each residency at Annas spans three months and culminates in a collaborative project, each with a different form of production and dissemination best fitted for the makers.
Annas also hosts collaborative projects led by individual makers and partners with other art-centered institutions to build a stronger, broader network of engagement by and for its participating members.
The name, Annas, is drawn from two of the co-directors’ closest friends, both named Anna. When they go to their Anna’s home, it is a place to be themselves, to be vulnerable, to be creative in unexpected ways and explore, to feel supported and understand. Burke and Koch aim to foster those feelings for anyone that comes to Annas.