Artists in an Olivegarden

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Artists in an Olivegarden residency in France offers an idyllic and quiet retreat in an old and renovated  charming farmhouse near the old town of Arles.

Arles has become an insider Arts hotspot in recent years, hosting events such as ”Les rencontres de la Photographie”, exciting cultural and musical festivals, museums, galleries and the ”Parc des Ateliers”.

Artists in an Olivegarden in Arles (F) has been created for international artists who are looking to produce new work, to write, curate and/or conduct arts-research. It will give artists time, space, freedom and inspiration to explore their ideas in a quite neighborhood inside a beautiful olive garden setting with loads of place to create and reflect.

It brings together contemporary artists, curators and researchers from around the world together to live and work together for a short while and have the opportunity to be inspired by each other and network.

Residency Programme since: 2009
Description of Organisation:

Artist in an Olivegarden is an independent artist in residence, non-profit association in F-Arles, co-founded by Arts Atrium Switzerland. Arts Atrium has been supporting the development of independent artists since 2009, by providing workspaces and opportunities for Contemporary Artists and Writers in changing places, once on a hill, before in a store, now placed in an Olivegarden.

Organisation founded in: 2010
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
Working Languages:
  • English
  • French
  • German
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: 3
Number of artists in residence at one time: 3
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Literature
  • New Media
  • Film-making
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Internet
  • Bicycle
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • N/A
  • Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): Depending on the studio between 410-500 Euro per month
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): Yes
    If yes, what is the amount of the fund? (in your local currency): The residency fee for artists is already partially cross-financed. Artists can apply to Art-Foundations for Travel-Stipends in their home-countries or try crowdfunding.
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Accommodation
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Other
    If other, please specify: Organisational Tasks
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • No requirements
    Selection process: By curator
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Marseille
    Nearest Train Station: Arles Station Centrale
    How to reach by plane: Flight to Marseille, Nimes, Montpellier or Nice. Then again with train via Vitrolles (from Marseille) and train or buses to Arles. A taxi will be approximately 18 Euro.
    How to reach by train: Train to Avignon TGV Station, then either Bus or Train to Arles Station Central. Or direct Train from Paris to Arles. The residency is 6 km away from the Trainstation in Arles in Gimeaux (rural). A taxi will be approximately 18 Euro.
    How to reach by car: Parking at the residency. If you have no car: Rent a bike, motorcycle or a car for the time that you are in the residency. Walking from the residency to the old part of Arles will be 50 minutes. Bicycle Rent is possible at the residency.
    Street & Number: c/o Claudia Froelich
    Postal Code: 13200
    City: Arles
    Country long: France
    c/o Claudia Froelich
    Arles 13200 FRA
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