next summer is closer than you might think and so is your feminist future. so why not take a break from your everyday artistic practice and join like minded creatives from all around the globe for new inspiration, fun, french food and country life?
CENTRE POMPADOUR, the first and only feminist creative residency in Europe, is an all gender inclusive space dedicated to feminism and we believe that there are as many feminisms as there are feminists. So let’s talk about it. let’s make art and be creative. we have a big attic studio for all kinds of graphic art and painting, a dark room for photographers, a piano in the music room, big enough to practice dance or performance, and every room offers enough space and inspiration for your literary outputs. and we have 4 hektars of garden.
we welcome you in a 19th century château in rural France, 20 kms from the Northern French coastal cliffs. please see further discription of our house and garden on our website.
to qualify for the creatives-in-residence program at CENTRE POMPADOUR, the neofeminist laboratory, you have to be a creative professional or a graduate student or do research in the fields of art, feminism or gender studies. see application process below.
the residency fee per person and per week is 600€. (for a room with private bathroom, breakfast monday to friday and 1 weekly dinner included, bikes, shared studio space and transportation to and from the train station at Abbeville. please check fees for a shared room, in case you want to come with a partner.
please email your application before April 15th to our advisory board at:
Undergraduate students may apply to the Feminist Field Studies program. (please check on our web site)
Duration of residency
the minimum stay at CENTRE POMPADOUR is 2 weeks. Some feminists wanted to move in, so we decided a maximum of a 2 months stay would fit.
residents stay in the Château d’Ercourt, in spacious bedrooms, each with its own bathroom
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
feminist and gender studies researchers
Studio / Workspace
depending on your discipline, you either work in your room or you share the attic studio or you practice your instrument or performance in the music salon or you run wild in the gardens…
Fees and support
the residency fee per person and per week is 600€. (for a room with private bathroom, breakfast monday to friday and 1 weekly dinner included, bikes, shared studio space and transportation to and from the train station at Abbeville. please check fees for a shared room, in case you want to come with a partner.)
Expectations towards the artist
our creatives introduce themselves and their work.
a final talk is very much appriciated.
furthermore, you are invited to participate in our video interview programm.
CENTRE POMPADOUR’s video archive documents the evolution of contemporary feminism. we believe that herstory matters and we know that herstory is as much based on identification as is his. please check out our past 100 interviews on youtube/centre pompadour.