Deadline: Open call

La Maison Verte

La Maison Verte residency is looking for new projects and artists. The open call is all year round!

Description of residency program
The Botanical Garden of Marnay-sur-Seine is now welcoming artists within the program «Pays'art» of «La Maison verte» in the heart of the village. Artists of all nationalities can stay at La Maison Verte to enjoy a time of creativity and production in a rural environment. 

«Pays’art» is a concept that emerges from the mesology, that is to say the science of natural environment, that studies the relationship between beings in general, or human beings in particular, with their natural environment, or «milieu». 

The French philosopher and geographer Augustin Berque is nowadays the principal representative. This has now acquired a new hold with the radical changes that Epigenetic have introduced into the question of evolution. From molecular biology to the ecological crisis of the real world, from quantum theory to history and geography, from medicine to works of art and architecture, the deployment of the mesological perspective brings into question the fundamental ontology and logic of modern civilization. The scientific and philosophical thinking that inspires «Pays'art» is the mesology.

The aim of «Pays'art» is to open a field of reflection and expression towards a paradigm shift in the anthropocene era.

Duration of residency
La Maison Verte hosts artists for a residency of creation: from May to September. It hosts also artists for a residency of research during the winter: from October to April. Artists can stay from 2 to 12 weeks. 

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
For residencies of creation, la Maison Verte will organize a public presentation of the artist's project, and also contact the local press to publicize the event, as well as sharing it on social networks. La Maison Verte will do its best to facilitate your artistic project, and provide you with the gardeners' expertise, as well as making garden tools available to you. When needed, we can arrange meetings with local people, and also help you to discover natural areas around Marnay. Works created by the artists will be able to be presented to the public, not only in the garden, but also in the village and externally in the spaces of our partnerships. 

La Maison Verte accommodates up to 3 artists at the same time. The house comprises 3 individual bedrooms, 1 kitchen, 1 communal room, and a shared bathroom. The house is furnished and has available for your use kitchen utensils, dishes, sheets, bath towels, a washing machine and also internet connection and a telephone line. It will be understood that communal spaces (kitchen, living room, garden, bathroom) will be respected and put back in order after each personal use (replacing equipment used, washing-up, cleaning, etc...) For non-French speakers, English and Spanish are also spoken.

Studio/ workspace
Live-work shared studio spaces in the house. According to their projects, artists can also work in the Botanical Garden.

Fees and support
A contribution of 400 euros per month is asked of each artist and any accompanying person to participate in the running costs of the house. Once the artist is selected, we send a letter of invitation that allows each artist to find the funding necessary to come to the residency.

Expectations towards the artist
Everyday expenses such as food, travel and transport will be the responsibility of the artist as will also be the material that they need for their project. Artists will be able to leave a work at the end of their stay, leaving a trace of their stay and contributing towards building an artistic heritage.

Application information
To present an application the dossier will comprise of:
- Completed application form. Please find the application form in English, French and Spanish in the following link:
- A letter of intention stating the reasons that inspire you to apply, also the research project or the work (complying with «Pays'art») which you envisage will be carried out during your stay.
- A curriculum vitae
- Photographic documentation (10 images maximum) and/or a video with a description of each work.
- A copy of your identity card or valid passport.
- A certificate of health insurance for the full duration of your stay (to give us if your application is accepted)

> The applicant's dossier will have to be received by us at least 2 months before the desired period of stay by email to the following address mail:

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