The Dora Maar House

The Dora Maar House

A bedroom at The Dora Maar House

A bedroom at The Dora Maar House

The living room at The Dora Maar House

The living room at The Dora Maar House

The dining room where we host certain events

The dining room where we host certain events

The garden

The garden

The Dora Maar House

Menerbes, France

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.

Contact

58 rue du Portail Neuf
84560 Menerbes
France

Year Founded
2007
Context
Rural
Remote
Residency Structure
Embedded in an arts or cultural organization (including theater + gallery)
Associated with a foundation
Embedded in historic site
Longterm/embedded in neighborhood
Residency Program Type
Studio-based (with housing)
Community-engaged
Research
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
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
How does your residency program support artists?
Opportunity to be in another context
Opportunity to travel
Immersion in new culture and/context
Unstructured time
Restricted funding
Access to studio space to create new work
Inspiration from natural environment
Inspiration from cultural context
Opportunities to develop relationships with local or regional artists/arts organizations
Opportunities to collaborate with other artists/residents
Opportunities to develop relationships with other artists/residents
Opportunities for work with the local community
Opportunities to exhibit or perform new work
Additional Eligibility Information

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 cost of travel from the resident's hometown to Paris or Marseille. 

A $50/day food stipend is awarded to each resident. 

Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
25
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
350
Artist Stipend
0
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 cost of travel from the resident's hometown to Paris or Marseille. 

A $50/day food stipend is awarded to each resident. 

Application Fee
20
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application
What does your program provide during the residency experience?
Communication before arrival to discuss accommodations, medical conditions, or other health needs
Orientation upon arrival
Is your campus wheelchair accessible?
Inaccessible
Additional Accessibility Information

We are sorry to say the house is not 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, and finally because it is very old house (15th century) the floors are not even, there are small steps up and down between rooms.

Caregiver/Aide/PCA
N/A
Accessibility Contact Name
N/A
Other Services/Aids Offered in Residency + Other Programming

N/A

How much of the residency experience can artists with limited mobility participate?

We are sorry to say the house is not 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. All rooms and studios are up flights of stairs and the age of the home (15th century) does not allow for ease of access. 

Please briefly describe the facilities and areas of the campus that are NOT accessible.

We are sorry to say the house is not 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, and finally because it is very old house (15th century) the floors are not even, there are small steps up and down between rooms.

Type of Housing
Private bedroom in a shared housing facility on campus
Accessible Housing
Inaccessible
Housing for Companion And/or Caregivers
N/A
Accessible Communal Spaces
N/A
Common/Communal Spaces Information

Private bedroom, separate studio and private bathrooms for each Fellow. Shared kitchen, living room, dining room, salons and gardens.

Additional Housing Information
Access to laundry in housing
WIFI available in housing
Housekeeping services
Air Conditioned Housing
Meals Provided
Residents have access to shared kitchen
Food stipend provided
Computer/Internet Access
Computer and internet connection provided in common area (shared)
Computer and internet connection provided in studio area (private)
Wireless Internet (WIFI)
Studios/Facilities Details

There is one visual arts studio, and two offices for writers/scholars. Fellows must bring their own equipment. The house has Wi-Fi, a laptop and printer, scanner, fax, for general use.

Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Piano
Easels
Drawing Benches
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
N/A