Dora Maar House Open Call for 2025 Residencies

Associated Residency Program

In 1997, Nancy B. Negley purchased the former residence of Dora Maar. In a five-year effort, she rehabilitated and updated this spacious eighteenth-century, four-story stone residence in the village of Ménerbes. Her goal was to make it a retreat for scholars, artists, and writers, where they could work undisturbed on their research, art, or writing, for one to two months.

Here outstanding mid-career professionals are offered fellowships that enable them to reside in the Dora Maar House and focus on the creative aspects of their work.

A travel award is based on the average fare of travel from the resident's hometown to Paris. 

A $1500 stipend is awarded.

 

ADDITIONAL ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION

We are sorry to say the house is not completely adapted to persons with limited mobility access. It is on top of a hill in a medieval village. Getting to the house or to any of the stores in the village would be difficult. The rooms and studios are up two flights of stairs, though there is an elevator. The elevator cannot accommodate most wheelchairs. It is a very old house (15th century) and the floors are not even, there are small steps up and down between rooms.

A person with mobility issues can discuss with the staff their specific needs and level of mobility to see if it would be possible. Persons with some but limited mobility have been able to enjoy a month-long residency with some restrictions. Caregiver or companion is allowed in this context, but they must be a partner and willing to share the same bedroom with the fellow.

Deadline
Residency Length
1 month - 2 months
Languages
English
French
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
3
Collaborative Residency
Must apply and be accepted individually
Discipline
Drawing
Interdisciplinary Arts
Mixed Media
Painting
Sculpture
Visual Arts
Costume/Fashion Design
Installation Arts
Paper Arts
Textile & Fiber Arts/Weaving
Criticism
Fiction
Journalism
Literary Nonfiction
Literature
New Genres
Nonfiction
Playwriting
Poetry
Screenwriting
Translation
Writing
Acting
Choreography
Dance
Performance Art
Theater
Music
Opera
Symphony
Animation
Digital Media
Documentary
Film
Multimedia Arts
Photography
Sound Art
TV + Radio
Illustration
Architecture
Public Art
Social Practice
Storytelling
Art Conservation
Art Education
Art History
History
Philosophy
Companions
N/A
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Family Friendly
N/A
Stage of Career
Mid-career
Established
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Donate a work of art
Participate in public programming
Participate in open studio with fellow residents
Give artist talk or presentation
Accessible Housing
Inaccessible
Meals Provided
Residents have access to shared kitchen
Food stipend provided
Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Piano
Easels
Drawing Benches
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
N/A
Type of Housing
Private bedroom in a shared housing facility on campus
Additional Eligibility Information

The application cycle is open from February 15th to October 15th for residencies in the next calendar year. 

A travel award is based on the average fare of travel from the resident's hometown to Paris. 

A $1500 stipend is awarded.

Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
25
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
350
Artist Stipend
1500
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
0
US Dollar (USD)
Residency Fees
0
US Dollar (USD)
Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
0
US Dollar (USD)
Grant/Scholarship/Other Funding Support Details

A travel award is based on the average fare of travel from the resident's hometown to Paris. 

A $1500 stipend is awarded.

Application Fee
25
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application