Deadline: 31/07/2018


Have you a particular interest in drawing for itself or as it may relate to another medium?

Are you a fine artist, an applied artist, a musician or a writer who requires one to three months in an environment conducive to serious research and experimentation ?

DRAWinternational offers artists the opportunity for sustained concentration in a supportive professional studio environment. The centre is in the heart of a small medieval village, a rural community with a growing number of artists and craftspeople. 

DRAWinternational is a non profit organisation that caters for creative people in pursuit of new and dynamic form, in preparation for exhibition, publication or postgraduate qualification.

The AiR programme aims to support artists in their professional practice/research and encourage creative exchange. Artists are selected on the quality of their residency proposal, it's relevance to DRAW's philosophy and the environment and evidence of previous artistic work.

The centre organises events (exhibitions, open workshops and seminars/presentations) to promote it's activities and share creative experience and opportunities within the public domain. Artists should have an open attitude in order to engage in new perspectives/experiences/challenges and to facilitate reflection and communication. 

Artists are accommodated in self catering apartments with private rooms at "l'ancienne gendarmerie" and also at the centre. The centre provides weekday evening meals for all artists and uses fresh local produce in order to create delicious menus that incorporate regional specialities.

Artists are allocated individual studio spaces to suit particular project requirements both at the "gendarmerie" and at the centre with unlimited access. Additional facilities include, flexible studio space for large scale works/installation/performance/music, technical workshop, etching press, top loading kiln and technical assistance.

DRAWinternational is located in the centre of a medieval village just off the market square, artists accommodation/studios spaces and gardens are 2 mins from the centre on the hillside overlooking the village.

Artists are encouraged to share their experience with the public through open studio events, exposition, presentation, performance, and workshops.

Paid by artist (fees and support)
The fee 1750€ (1 month residency) covers :

  • Private bedroom in self catering apartment with shared kitchen, bathroom, dining/sitting room and gardens.
  • Fine quality French cuisine (evening meal on weekdays)
  • Individual studio
  • Academic support and regular discussion of work and access to relevant documentation.
  • Documentation of studio practice.
  • Daily support for artists to encourage integration within the community.
  • Editing and translation of written text.
  • Organisation and promotion of Open Studios at the end of the residency for the public.
  • Promotion of the artists residency via DRAWinternational's website, radio and local newspapers.
  • Cultural visits.

Application guidelines 
Artists are selected on the quality of their residency proposal, it's relevance to DRAW's philosophy and environment and evidence of previous artistic work.




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