Open Call to Visual Artists & Writers

Deadline: April 15th, 2016                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Apply Now                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  artistresidencyprogram@gmail.com                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The artist residency questions contemporary boundaries in denying conventional space and creating one focused on artist’s personal growth through artistic creation. Here is a crossing of boundaries toward a non-traditional environment where expansion and experimentation is an ongoing dialogue. The proposal is dedicated to artists that wish to live in a community connected to nature to produce work that confronts contemporary and conventional boundaries. Artists are enabled to give courses, learn from visiting professionals and visit nearby cities. 

Visual artists and writers are joyfully welcomed as a strong and growing part of the community that is Les Moustaches. We encourage both physically intensive and conceptually weighted work. The residency allows for flexibility but necessitates that the artists push their limits in creative process and construction of their work. A work should be questioned, here is a place to delve within ones practice and make the work merely as a means. The work remains in the Mercantour National Park.                                                                                                                                    

Read statement here, it is highly suggested. Application below (bottom of Page)

 

Basic Information:

Two month residency (Summer)

Incorporation within communities daily routine (communal meetings and round table discussions)

Materials from location are free for use

Daily/weekly trips are provided to Monaco & Nice  in case other materials are needed

Round table discussions are held for artists to discuss ideas and progression (along with visiting professionals and artists)

Located within mountains 20/15 minute drive from town

 

Residents Receive:

24/h workshop access

Full housing accommodation on the farm (personal room) View here.

Full meal stipend from farm (communal meals)

Access to monthly visiting artists & professionals.

Critical and technical support (help can be supplied to and from everyone at the farm)

 

Application Requirements:

The following materials are required for consideration of application. Send all of the information & application to artistresidencyprogram@gmail.com.

Letter of Intent (1 page): Explaining personal projects, past education, influences, brief life history and objectives for residency.

Digital Portfolio: 15-20 images that represent your best work. Do not include detail images or double images unless necessary.  Formatted in JPEG or PDF image should be named ( #-fullname-title-yearofproduction) Each image should be no larger than 2mb.

Video: (Optional) maximum 5-10 minutes viewable online or through online download.

Curriculum Vitae: viewed to see thread of interest. Include all necessary information that relates to residency.

Recommendation Letter: (Optional) Letters can be supplied from individual who can speak to your character personally or professionally in reference to your work.

 

Guidelines:

- Flight to Nice and train ride must be covered by artist. (contact for list of grants and sponsors)

- Artists must bring their own materials, or research where to acquire necessary parts that are not readily available. (materials particular to your craft, they are not provided)

- When applying look through photographs and other information when considering desired objective. It is highly recommended that applicants have a knowledge of current projects.

 

 If you have any questions or comments, please email artistresidencyprogram@gmail.com