International Artists Residency Exchange

General information

Brief description of organisation

The residency is flexible in it’s design. After years of teaching in various communities, centers of higher education and as an ED of a ceramic center, I have listened to many students and teachers. Based on my experiences in travel, as well, I wanted to create a center where people can come and create, and have a “home base” in the studio, while they travel, live and explore an area at their leisure. The program is designed for a long term stay, cultural immersion allows for the time frame for creating and exploring.
The studio is in the town of Saint-Raphaël next to the l’esterel mountains. It is situated on the Mediterranean, in the Var area of France, next to the Cote d’Azure. Small villages, museums, markets, nature, hiking, biking, swimming as well as fine dining are easily accessible. Travel from the area is also easy as it is only 1 hour from the airport in Nice. There are 2 major ceramic suppliers in the area as well as other art stores for materials.
The residency program is from September to June, when housing is plentiful, available and reasonable. This is a high tourist area for the summer months. If one wants to stay through the summer, that is also available. The studio is beautiful with great light and tranquility., being less than 4 minutes from a main road.
The program is for artists who have an established working process. I am available to help each person become settled and established, buy materials and navigate the area. Workshops and private lessons are available. The artist who is seeking inspiration through immersion, and perhaps at a transitional point in their work, or career, would benefit tremendously by choosing this residency. The area is safe, full of convenience, pleasant accommodations, cultural experience opportunities and access to nature, mountains (Alpes Maritimes) and sea.
Who am I??? I am an artist, teacher and educator. I have created this program and space with the help of many people, with the inspiration, hope and dream of artists coming here to exchange with each other, in the safety of studio setting, that will be their home for a period of time. My goal as an artist and teacher, is to create a environment where people can explore in an open and relaxed environment.

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Brief description of residency program

This program is designed for the professional to leisure artists to come to France to live and work in a fully equipped, significantly subsidized, ceramic studio. All arts are welcome.

Why exchange?? Exchange is the central theme to this program. Exchange in conversation, learning process, exchange with another culture, and cultures, other artists, and the internal exchange that happens as we develop our artwork. This is an opportunity to work with other artists, exchange ideas, develop new relationships, network, be open to new influences, experiment, and develop your art. As a group experience, there is greater opportunity for creating memories, exchanging techniques, sharing inspirations, and the development of relationships.

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • painting, drawing, pastels
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

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

between 5 and 10

Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Pets

all are welcome to accompany the artists

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Cleaning

cleaning personal area

Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure


Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency


Urbangreat access to the outdoors and nature

  • Ceramics Facilities
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Shared Studio


Wheelchair accessible studios and accomodation.

Working language(s)
  • English
  • French
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops

How to reach

By train

Train to Saint-Raphaël Valescure train station
7 minutes by car to the studio
25 minute walk to the studio
By car:
Gare de Saint-Raphaël Valescure
Rue Waldeck Rousseau, 83700 Saint-Raphaël
Head northwest toward Place Maréchal Gallieni
Take Boulevard Jean Moulin to Boulevard Rémi Belleau
Turn right onto Boulevard Rémi Belleau
Destination will be on the left

By plane

Nice Airport to train station in Nice
To train Station in Saint-Raphaël Valescure

By car

From the Nice airport:
Get on A8 from Boulevard Georges Pompidou/M6202
6 min (2.3 km)
Follow A8 to Route de Malpasset/D37 in Fréjus. Take exit 38-Fréjus from A8
32 min (52.2 km)
Continue on Route de Malpasset/D37. Take Avenue de l\'Europe/DN7, to D100, Rue des Châtaigniers and Boulevard Jean Moulin to Boulevard Rémi Belleau in Saint-Raphaël

Nearest airport

Nice, France

Contact information

International Artists Residency Exchange
115 Bouvlevard Remi Belleau
83700 Saint-Raphaël

Phone: 330769702794

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