Residencies are something I had never heard of until coming to university. A residency is a residential post held by a writer, musician, or artist, typically for teaching purposes. The benefits of residencies are you will be able to travel, make work and build connections. They seem like fantastic opportunities to explore the world and explore careers.
you find these residencies by searching and applying online at www.resartis.org. Some are funded and some you will need to pay your own way. You will be able to apply for funding through the Arts council in Wales but there are alternatives to funding you will need to look at ArtQuest to research more. Start small 1 month to experience to see if it something you would enjoy. Residencies seem like a good opportunity to gather experience and explore the career.