A.I.R. at Galerie Huit

A multi-disciplinary artist residency has been hosted by Galerie Huit since 2008 with the aim to provide a creative and inspirational environment to both established and emerging artists. Founded by writer/curator/heritage conservationist, Julia de Bierre, A.I.R at Galerie Huit is a non-profit association and welcomes artists from all horizons.

Residency Programme since: 2008
Description of Organisation:

Galerie Huit is situated in the historic, pedestrian-friendly heart of Arles, in the PACA region (Provence Cote d?Azur) between Marseilles, Avignon and Montpellier, and borders the Camargue National park. The town of Arles has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1981. With 2500 years of history, well-preserved Roman monuments including a Roman Amphitheatre and Arena, Renaissance palaces and religious edifices, 3 world-class museums and several international Arts Festivals throughout the year (Arles hosts the famous Rencontresd?Arles International Photography festival, as well as the European Festival of Nude Photography), it is no surprise that in 2009 Arles was voted the third Best Cultural Destination in France. Arles has been the inspiring setting for many artists, particularly the painter Vincent Van Gogh. There is now a dynamic local arts community.

Artists in Residence at Galerie Huit live and work within the thick stone walls of a prestigious, beautifully restored 17th century mansion. Exhibition spaces and convivial living quarters occupy the ground and lower floors. The upper floors comprise occasional seminar rooms, guest rooms and self-contained apartments for artist residencies. AIR at GalerieHuit provides a retreat from the distraction of everyday life and a valuable opportunity for artists to focus solely on their creative work.

Organisation founded in: 2008
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation
  • Part of a Gallery/Museum
Working Languages:
  • English
  • French
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 2
  • Weeks: 3
  • Months: 1
  • Months: 2
  • Months: 3
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: N/A
Number of artists in residence at one time: 3
Studio type and size: N/A
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Private Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Library
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Partners
  • Application process: Digital application
    If yes, what is the amount of the fund? (in your local currency): Although we cannot provide grants, we are happy to provide advice or documentation for artists wishing to find third-party grant support or other funding for a residency.
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Accommodation
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Exhibition
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Urban
    Nearest Airport: Marseille
    Nearest Train Station: Arles
    How to reach by plane: Closest airports are Marseille, Nimes, Montpellier. There is a 40-minute train connection from Marseille Airport to Arles. Useful website for airport connections: http://www.rome2rio.com/how-to-get-to/Arles
    How to reach by train: Arles train station is on Avenue Paulin Talabot, about a 15 minute walk to Galerie Huit.Services include direct trains to Avignon/Nimes (20mins), Marseille (40mins), Paris (4hours) etc.
    How to reach by car: Parking/driving can be tricky in the very centre of town due to the old, narrow and mostly one-way streets.
    Street & Number: 8 rue de la Calade
    Postal Code: 13200
    City: Arles
    8 rue de la Calade
    Arles 13200 FRA
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