A.I.R. Vallauris

General information

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program


Located in the heart of the old town of Vallauris, the non-profit Association A.I.R. Vallauris (Artists in Residence) welcomes international artists from all horizons to meet and collaborate with local artists and to research and create new work in an artistic laboratory created specifically for them. The Association has three primary objectives:

- The hosting of resident artists and
the support of contemporary creation
- Education in the field of ceramic art
- The organization of cultural events

Created in October 2001, the Association A.I.R. Vallauris continues to welcome several artists at a given time for a period in its residence and studios available to the artists.

Our standard residency for established artists in one month.

Beginning in 2018, we are offering our "Atelier Tremplin for recent graduated from art schools.

The creators using different mediums (sculptors, ceramists, filmmakers, painters, photographers, etc.) benefit from an equipped studio, independent furnished apartments and a gallery where their works are presented at the end of the residency period.

The quality of the artistic creation is one of the major concerns addressed by the program; the selection committee evaluates applicants based on their artistic experience, merit and project proposal. Since April 2002, over 280 creators, (30 nationalities) have taken part in the program.

The Association encourages and facilitates interaction between local and international artists. Workshops, conferences, demonstrations and exhibitions are organized with the resident artists. These events are open to the public. Through partnerships with the local School of Fine Arts, the local government, and international organizations a sensibility of exchange between the public, local and international artistic community is realized.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Educational Programmes
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Printmaking
  • Film Making
  • Architecture
Type of organisation
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • between 1 and 3 months
Number of artists resident at one time

between 5 and 10

Companions allowed
  • Other

Depending on space availability

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Supplies
Expectations of the artist
  • Exhibition
  • Donation of an Artwork
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Housing
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Exhibition at end of Residency

Description of residency


UrbanHistoric center of Vallauris

  • Internet Connection
  • Kitchen
  • Computer
  • Ceramics Facilities
Number of studios

between 5 and 10

Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

  • Private Room
Working language(s)
  • English
  • French
  • Portugese
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Exhibitions

How to reach

By train

Golfe Juan Train station, bus # 20 or #8 to Vallauris

Cannes Train Station, bus #18 to Vallauris

Antibes Train Station, bus #5, #8 to Vallauris

By plane

Nice International Airport

Nearest airport

Nice International Airport

Link to Google Maps

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Contact information

A.I.R. Vallauris
Place Lisnard, 1 Boulevard des Deux Vallons
06220 Vallauris


Phone: 33(0) 493.64.65.50

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