July 21 – August 3, 2019
Two Weeks: $2,500
One Week: $1,500
An integral part of the Arts France program is how various art making disciplines inform each other, activating one’s artistic voice through self-discovery and participation in creative community. Each participant will be encouraged to bring their talents and actively engage in the dynamic community, and take advantage of opportunities for collaboration and discussion with other participating artists. Visiting artists and musicians will complement the residency in guided discussions and musical performances. A typical day might consist of self-directed studio time, exploring opportunities in our dramatic hilltop setting or in the village below, discussions or critiques with colleagues, delicious meals at our outdoor communal table and socializing in the evening.
Residencies are for one to two weeks to work in the spacious studio, one’s room, or on the grounds of the monastery. These are designed for artists wanting concentrated time to work on their own or to reenergize their studio practice. With dynamic spaces and the entire monastery as a stage to activate, resident artists are asked to bring their sense of experimentation and explore the space. Residencies are self-directed, with participation in discussions, critiques, and field trips. All participants have the option to participate in the fieldworkoptions listed below. Space is very limited.
Once your application is received, we will send a follow-up email so we can get to know you and your art practice. We ask for a brief bio, statement of desired outcome of your residency, and a few samples of your work. This is so that we may serve your needs with the proper advice and support regarding space, materials, and equipment. Send these by May 14, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Room and board prices are included. Participants are responsible for the cost and booking of their airfare to France and international insurance.
Included in residencies:
Optional fieldwork activities
Informal group discussions
Peer mentoring and critique
Transportation between Albi rail station to Le Prieuré
Accommodations for the program’s duration
Continental breakfast, buffet lunch and dinner
This year we are offering a choice of optional activities for artist residents. These artist-coordinated workshops will take advantage of the remarkable setting surrounding Le Prieuré.