Brown Foundation Fellows Program at the Dora Maar House

The mission of the Brown Foundation Fellows Program at the Dora Maar House, located in one of the most beautiful regions of Southern France, is to provide a place for mid-career writers, artists and others in the arts and humanities, to step away from their daily obligations, in order to concentrate on their fields of expertise.

The Brown Foundation Fellowship provides

  • one to three months in residence at the Dora Maar House
  • a private bedroom and bath and a study or studio in which to work
  • a travel award for travel from a fellow’s home to the Dora Maar House
  • a grant based upon the length of stay at the Dora Maar House
Residency Programme since: 2007
Description of Organisation:

Since 2007, the ‘Brown Foundation Fellows Program’, based at the Dora Maar House in Ménerbes, France, has offered residencies of one to two months to mid-career arts and humanities professionals to focus on their areas of expertise.

Located in Ménerbes, one of the most beautiful villages in France, this 18th century town house was the property of General-Baron Robert (1772-1831), a native of Ménerbes who received numerous honors during the Napoleonic wars in Spain, and was bought in 1944 by Dora Maar, surrealist artist and photographer. Companion and muse of Picasso from the late 1930s to the early 1940s, following their breakup Dora spent each summer in solitude in Ménerbes. After her death in 1997, an American arts patron, Nancy Brown Negley, bought and renovated the house to make it a retreat for writers, academics and artists.

Organisation founded in: 2006
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Part of a Gallery/Museum
Working Languages:
  • English
  • French
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
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • New Media
  • Film-making
  • Architecture
  • Curatorial
  • Photography
  • Other
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Bicycle
  • Computer
  • Library
  • Office
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • N/A
  • Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: Yes
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: No
    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): All the Fellows receive a stipend of $50 a day.
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Production costs
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Travel
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Public talk
    • Donation of artwork
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Presentation
    • Exhibition
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: N/A
    Nearest Airport: Marseille
    Nearest Train Station: Avignon
    Street & Number: 58 rue du Portail Neuf
    Postal Code: 84560
    City: Menerbes
    58 rue du Portail Neuf
    Menerbes 84560 FRA
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