This issue is too complex for an immediate answer. Unfortunately, there are limited possibilities in the creative field in Poland. The art scene is very small, and we don't really have a well functioning market. There are very few non-profit exhibition spaces, no support for artists, no spaces to rent. Therefore, a lot of Polish artists reach a point in their careers when there is no further way to go very early. This was the main reason I decided to travel abroad for artist-in-residence programs: to have more opportunities, to immerse myself in various projects. Many art centres offer time and space in a contemplative environment to think, create, and, the most important, to connect. Artist residencies provide very unique situations. Each one that I have participated in has provided me with something very specific that had direct relation to the work I was making at the time. For me the residence periods in Spain, Austria, Italy, Norway and Greece were very inspiring and influential and they generated enough energy for months.