Located in the heart of the old town Vallauris, on the French Riviera, A.I.R. Vallauris (Artists in Residence), a non-profit association, welcomes artists from around the world to its lodgings and studios to meet with local artists and to research and create new works in a unique setting.
In its 19th season, A.I.R. Vallauris has welcomed over 300 international artists since its conception in 2001. The Association has three primary objectives:
The hosting of international artists and the support of contemporary creation.
Education in (primarily, but not exclusively) the field of ceramic arts.
The organisation and realisation of cultural events.
A.I.R. Vallauris accommodates several artists at a given time in its residence and studios. Using different mediums artists (ceramists, sculptors, painters, photographers, video and multimedia) work from an equipped studio, live in individual furnished spaces and are afforded access to a gallery where their works are displayed and celebrated at the end of their residency period. Media involvement encourages the interest of an invited and engaged audience. The quality of artistic creation is one of the major concerns addressed by the program. A selection committee evaluates applicants based on their artistic experience, merit and project proposal.
The Standard Residency programme is for one month and there are six periods in the year to choose from. The Atelier Tremplin programme for recent graduates is for three months and there are three periods to choose from during the 2020 season.
Duration of residency
<p>We have two different programs with different durations.<br />
Our Standard Residency Program is for one month.<br />
Atelier Tremplin program for recently graduated artists is for three months.<br />
We organise exhibitions at the end of both programs to exhibit works created during residency.</p>
<p>Accommodation is included in the fee package</p>
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
<p>Ceramics, visual arts, interdisciplinary, music</p>
Studio / Workspace
<p>Each artist is assigned an individual workspace within one of the A.I.R. Vallauris studios. These spaces are private or shared. Studios are located within walking distance of the residency in the historical old town in Vallauris.</p>
Fees and support
<p>The fees for the different programs Includes: Accommodation, 24/7 Studio Access. Exhibition and day-to-day support.</p>
Expectations towards the artist
<p>Artists are encouraged to present the work that they created in residency to the public in the form of an exhibition or performance. These events are often organized by A.I.R. Vallauris in prestigious locations.</p>
Please send us an email request for the application form.
We accept applications on the last day of each month. However, we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible as we assign application date priority for time slot selection.. The application materials can be submitted by email, and there is no application processing fee. Information concerning the costs of the program are further elaborated in the application form.