Ateliers Fourwinds

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The Ateliers Fourwinds offer, from April October, up to 4 separate residences on the premises. Residencies can be as short as two weeks and as long as you wish within these dates.

The emphasis at Fourwinds is placed on new discovery and the process, not on rules & regulations. We do not ask artists to produce final results. We stay as flexible as possible in order to allow enough freedom for expansion.

Fourwinds offers flexible studio facilities, creative dialogue, a refreshing amount of solitude, and a group that recognizes the value of their work to both established and emerging artists. We provide a place for artists to work together separately in a supportive atmosphere

Residency Programme since: 1997
Description of Organisation: Initially, the ateliers offered ongoing classes in sculpture, painting, life drawing, etching and stainglass provided by local and permanent artists and exhibitions were held at the end of the teaching season towards the end of May.

From 1997 however, Fourwinds expanded its program to become a residential art centre receiving artists from all over the world in the spring to fall months. In the summer months, workshops or master classes are sometimes available in certain specialities as bronze foundry techniques, printmaking, plaster casting, etc.

Organisation founded in: 1994
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
  • French
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 2
Number of studios: 4
Number of artists in residence at one time: N/A
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Private Apartment
Private Cabin/House
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
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): No grants are available at this stage.
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Exhibition
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Marseille (Marignane airport)
    Nearest Train Station: Arles and/or Avignon TGV
    How to reach by plane: Marseille (Marignane airport)
    How to reach by train: Arles and/or Avignon TGV
    How to reach by car: Aureille (2km from the little village)We do recommend you rent a car to enjoy to the full the lovely countryside and all the artistic and natural beauties of this rich area.
    Street & Number: La Julire
    Postal Code: 13930
    City: Aureille
    Country long: France
    La Julire
    Aureille 13930 France
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