Deadline: Open call

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A little bit of Wilderness in Southern France

Description of residency program
Artists in an Olivegarden is an independent, not-for-profit, artist run space. It is nestled in a rural area just 15 bicycle minutes away from the Center of Arles. It offers an idyllic and quiet retreat in an old, charming and recently renovated farmhouse in midst of a beautiful huge garden.

Due to cancellations we have two open studios from September to November 2019. Come and join us for a short break of the everyday. Our self-directed residencies are designed for international professional working artists who are looking to produce new work, to write, and/or conduct arts-research. It will give artists time, space, freedom and inspiration to explore their ideas in a quiet neighborhood inside a beautiful olive garden in midst of a kingdom of birds.

Accommodation v. Studio/ workspace and disciplines, work equipment and assistance
The Artists in an Olivegarden program provides self-contained accommodation for a self-directed residence and is open to professional writers, poets, photographers, visual artists, conceptual artists, video- film- and media-artists.The ideal residents are self-motivated, open, independent, tolerant, flexible and care for their environment and for others. All residents are encouraged to network, and to expose themselves to the cultural and historical background of Arles and to exchange ideas.

Studios units with Mezzanine floors for work/living and shared bathroom
Huge community kitchen, separate toilets and a 4000 m2 olive garden to sit, work or chill.

Open spaces
September 2019: Studio 1 for writer, photographer
Oktober and November: Studio 2 for anything but painting

Fees and support
The fee for the program ranges from 440 Euro to 500 Euro per Studio. The fee is used to maintain the place and utilities. The residency is self-catering.

Additional costs: Travels, daily expenses, Visa and everything else is payed by the artist. Bicycles can be let out at a cost at the residency.

Last Minute 2019, due to cancellations on rolling basis
September 2019 Studio 1: 440 Euro / October & November 2019: Studio 2: 500 Euro.

Applications 2020
Applications for 2020 following April are now accepted. Deadline Mid November 2019. Notice of Selection Mid December 2019.

Please send us an email for the application-material.

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