March Meeting is an annual gathering of artists, art professionals and institutions concerned with the production and dissemination of art in the region and internationally. Now in its fifth year, March Meeting 2012 will thematically explore the present realities, future outlook and dynamics between artists and institutions in the context of artistic commissions and residencies. Local, regional and international practitioners in this field will present keynote lectures and talks exploring the topic through questions including: what are the challenges and opportunities for artists and institutions when collaborating on artistic commissions? How do international residencies serve as a vehicle for social change and cultural diplomacy? What is the impact of residencies and artistic commissions on local communities? How effective are residencies in terms of creating environments for artists to take risks? What are the economic systems of support for residencies and commissions? Attending the March Meeting is free and open to all on a first-come first-serve basis. For reservations, please register your interest at firstname.lastname@example.org.