La Porte Peinte is first and foremost a haven and sanctuary for creative work. A residency here is designed to enable creative exploration, concentrated work and exchange in an inspiring and supportive environment.
La Porte Peinte USA, as a non-profit branch of the larger LPP project, aims to widen the field of opportunity to increase diversity, with a focus on individuals or groups who might otherwise lack access to such resources, e.g., artists affected by war, natural disasters, economic hardship or any form of discrimination. LPP USA aims to actively seek out such artists wherever in the world they may be, and to extend support to them through residencies, masterclasses, collaborations, or exhibitions.
Areas of specific focus include film, photographic and written reportage that promotes global awareness and understanding; applied art that brings traditional techniques together with contemporary concerns, materials and methods; sustainable design; creative work by women and emerging artists of all ages; LGBTQ art; and practitioners from Africa, Haiti, and Latin America.
If an artist in residence wishes to learn about traditional materials and methods of art or craft, or to collaborate with an artist or maker from the local community, we will make introductions and facilitate arrangements. If an artist requires only solitude and optimal working conditions, we provide both.
In addition to the opportunity to work with total focus on individual creative practice, an important feature of our programme is the chance to connect with the local community via our gallery, workshops, events, and tea room. Where appropriate for an individual’s practice and project and within the context of gallery programming, we can sponsor in situ shows and events.
For emerging artists, the opportunity to engage in the complete artistic life cycle of concept > production > presentation > sale via a show in the gallery is one that can be both motivating and inspiring. Beyond this, an essential aim at LPP is to generate creative community, one intrinsically planted within the dynamic community of the modern-medieval village of Noyers sur Serein, which itself sits harmoniously in the pastoral landscape of northern Burgundy.
We welcome artists, performers, writers, musicians, filmmakers, photographers, and creative thinkers. Collaborative groups and partnerships are welcome to apply. Our physical resources include private studios appropriate for painting or sculpture, outdoor covered spaces, and several small indoor spaces that lend themselves to writing or digital work. We have a simple, rustic analog photography darkroom.
For those who wish to explore locally available materials and technologies, these resources include limestone and lime plaster, iron, pigments, clays from the Puisaye area, and oak.
At La Porte Peinte, in addition to our core self-directed residency programme, we offer individually tailored mentored residencies for artists of any age. We also offer family residencies during a designated period each year, residencies in partnership with L’Air Arts in Paris, invitational fully subsidised residencies, and some partial and full fellowships to help with residency fees.
La Porte Peinte is now accepting applications for residencies for 2019 and 2020. We accept applications on a rolling basis, but for those artists who intend to apply for grants to cover residency costs, we recommend allowing adequate lead time. We also announce specific open calls with deadlines for themed, invitational, and partnership residencies.
La Porte Peinte is an international arts centre located in Noyers sur Serein, a medieval village in Burgundy that is recognized as one of the 100 most beautiful villages in France. Based in a rambling medieval half-timbered building that leans out over the village square like something from a fairy tale, La Porte Peinte offers artists, makers, musicians and writers in residence the opportunity to engage in creative exploration and exchange in an unusually inspiring and supportive environment. Doors opened in September 2011 with the first artists in residence and the launch of the 160 m2 ground-floor gallery. 2014 saw the opening of a café/tea room and a shop. La Porte Peinte’s nine comfortable bedrooms can house up to 15 people. Workshop spaces and event spaces are available for classes and performances. Along with private residency accommodation, each creator in residence chooses the private studio space most suited to their practice on a first booked, first served basis.
Co-founders: Hiro Ota and Michelle Anderson
La Porte Peinte est un centre international pour les arts situé a Noyers sur Serein, un village médieval de Bourgogne reconnu pour sa beauté et son architecture. Notre but est d’offrir des opportunités d’exploration, de travail et d’échange créatif dans un environnement propice à l’inspiration. En septembre 2011 nous avons ouvert la galerie, avec 160 m2 répartis en quatre pièces attenantes, et en avril 2014 notre café/salon de thé et boutique y ont vu le jour. Notre programme de résidence artistique propose des ateliers de travail créatif, des espaces dédiés aux stages et aux évènements, ainsi que de l’hébergement privé pour les artistes, les artisans, les musiciens et les écrivains. Chaque créateur en résidence choisit sa chambre préférée ainsi que l’atelier le plus adapté à sa pratique créative.
Co-fondateurs : Hiro Ota et Michelle Anderson
- Private company
- Independent Association/Foundation
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- Space for partners, families, pets
- Welding tools
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- Open Studios