Provence, France: Art / Design Lab & Residency

Spend two magical weeks in Provence, in the charming city of Arles. This contemporary city is known for its international photography festival each summer, its streets are full of art galleries, performers, and cafes. Van Gogh completed many of his most famous paintings while living in Arles, over 300 works over a year period. The south […]

Spend two magical weeks in Provence, in the charming city of Arles. This contemporary city is known for its international photography festival each summer, its streets are full of art galleries, performers, and cafes. Van Gogh completed many of his most famous paintings while living in Arles, over 300 works over a year period. The south of France is relaxing and artful. Visit the Camargue region, to see flamingo and wild horses. Take day trips to a french perfumery and Marseille. 

Connect to the land of France, spending most of the day working and relaxing. Savor authentic French culture, cuisine, and history. Meals are shared with the group. Courses meet three hours a day, and we have a midterm and final show.  Visit Marseille, St Marie la Mere, and Gravison, France with group day trips. 

 

What’s Included?

  • 14 days in Arles at a lovely boutique hotel right in the city  *Rooms are shared with other guests unless you request and pay for a private room.

  • Studio and exhibition space

  • Private transfer and travel arrangements for flight arrival and departure.  [Flight not included in price.]

  • Courses: Three hours of class a day

  • Residency: Shared Workspace + Internet

  • Critiques, Lectures, Presentations, and Workshops

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner* [excluding independent travel/work days]

  • Final Celebration Dinner

  • Artistic Tour of Arles

  • Travel Guide

  • Final Celebration Dinner

  • Travel Guide

  • International Health Insurance

*Participants sign up for one course, although collaboration with other courses is encouraged. All art and design supplies are purchased by participants before the trip. Some courses may have a lab fee for shared materials and equipment which you will pay on or before the program.

Course / Residency Outline

We offer various courses in art and design in France. France is full of rich creative expression, with opulent cities, decorative interiors, and a wide range of revolutions and movements. From the impressionists to postmodernists, France continues to push and define the avant-garde. French perspectives are deeply philosophical and poetic. Our courses embody the tradition of crafts and making, alongside thinking deeply.

Using the city and various spaces with it in as exhibition space, site-specific course space, and an innovation platform, we aim to make a variety of work, sharing and exchanging perspectives, informed by the past and present. We have two exhibition/ classroom spaces near to the hotel for classes, presentations, and residency workspace. Cross-course critique and dialogue between students and professionals is an essential component of our horizontal platform. Risk-taking and hard work are encouraged and nurtured. [The French Beaux-Arts tradition had students learn painting, drawing, sculpture, and engraving, in addition to architecture. An understanding of classical and contemporary arts was essential to learning. We study the art, food, architecture, design, and culture of France with a holistic experience for all participants.]

Study contemporary and traditional methods of design and art. Learn to paint, draw and design. Return home with a body of work produced, and broadened cultural perspective.

 

Arles, Provence

Provence is relaxing and known for inspiring artists from all over the world. The region is famous for lavender, perfume, and rosé. Our program is located in Arles, near to many other fantastic cities, museums and natural landscapes in Provence. We are at a bed and breakfast with comfortable rooms and communal kitchen space.

Our programs integrate living well into daily life, enjoying the sensual qualities of each day. We value-focused time to create and reflect, balanced with elegant meals, paired with creative conversation.

Duration of residency

2 weeks

Accommodation

Boutique Hotel, Shared accomidation

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance

all types of artists and designers, we have work space available

Studio / Workspace

Shared workspace

Fees and support

2,900

Expectations towards the artist

participate in the culture of artist immersion program


Application deadline
2020-01-20

Residency starts
JUNE 13, 2020

Residency ends
JUNE 26, 2020

Location
France/France

Link to more information
https://www.artistimmersionprogram.com/france