Deadline: 31/07/2018

Apply for 2018 residencies in France

Students and recent graduates create and exhibit new work on the French Riviera.

Description of residency program
Located in the heart of the old town Vallauris, on the French Riviera, A.I.R. Vallauris (Artists in Residence), a non-profit association, welcomes artists from around the world to its lodgings and studios to meet with local artists and to research and create new works in a unique setting.

In its 17th season, A.I.R. Vallauris has welcomed near to 300 international artists since its conception in 2001. The Association has three primary objectives:

The hosting of international artists and the support of contemporary creation.
Education in (primarily, but not exclusively) the field of ceramic arts.
The organisation and realisation of cultural events.

Duration of residency
Three months

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance

• multidisciplinary 

• A work area is assigned upon your arrival and becomes your responsibility in terms of orderliness and cleanliness.

• Supplies
   o Supply requirements for creation vary with each artist and are thus individual responsibility.
   o Transport to local suppliers (material run) is organized weekly (usually every Tuesday): Ceradel, Castorama, Beaux-Art et Passion. This service is only provided for the provision of materials related to the creation of works.
   o A.I.R. Vallauris has arranged discounts with different suppliers. Please consult us for more information.

Accommodation and studio/ workspace
The “Atelier Tremplin” is specifically formulated for recent graduates of ceramic schools; under graduates or graduate curriculum. The goal of the Atelier Tremplin is to provide a staircase for new graduates that will assist them in making their advancement into increasingly skilled and competent practice. Provision of housing, study space, opportunity for community engagement and for public exhibitions of the culmination of individual creative skills are essential components of the programme.

A.I.R. Vallauris has recently renovated and equipped a ceramic studio with the assistance of the French Regional Government, Conseil Régional Provence Alpes Cote d’Azur. This new space and the funding allow A.I.R. Vallauris to launch Atelier Tremplin, advancing its educational programing in ceramic arts.

The Atelier Tremplin offers:

  • Lodging
  • Studio space
  • Gallery space
  • Online space where work can be exhibited throughout the duration of the programme
  • Participation with masterclass workshops organized by A.I.R. Vallauris
  • Involvement with A.I.R. Vallauris resident artists and colleagues of the Atelier Tremplin programme
  • Involvement with local artists of the region
  • A group exhibition at the end of the programme

Fees and support
6000 euros. Includes Accommodation, 24/7 Studio Access. Exhibition and day-to-day support.

Expectations towards the artist
Participants of the Atelier Tremplin are encouraged to produce work for the monthly shows organized by A.I.R. Vallauris which will be based upon a specific theme. This opportunity encourages participants to work toward monthly deliverables of specific objects. In addition, participants will be offered the opportunity to assist in curating these monthly exhibitions.

Opportunities for additional skill development are also possible through participation in Masterclass workshops organized by A.I.R. Vallauris.

The final exhibition to be organized at the Atelier Tremplin conclusion challenges participants to achieve additional goals and to spark motivation for creation through experiencing participation in an international group show.

Application information
Please email us at to request an application form.

Apply for 2018 residencies in France

Apply for 2018 residencies in France


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