The International Artists Residency Exchange has opened a studio for artists to come and work for an extended period of time in Saint-Raphaël, France. The fully equipped ceramic studio is designed for 8 artists, from around the world, to create their work for an extended period of time. Groups are also encouraged. The ceramics studio is fully equipped with 2 high temperature electric kilns, a slab roller, wheels and tools. The space can accommodate other artists, as there is space for painting, drawing, sculpture or perhaps other accommodations in media. There is also an area for exhibition as work develops.
Have you dreamed of working in another country? France in particular? Have you always wished you could stay and explore an area at your leisure and continue to create your art? How would living in another country inspire you? This program is designed for the professional to leisure artists to come to France to live and work in a fully equipped, significantly subsidized, ceramic studio. All arts are welcome.
Why exchange?? Exchange is the central theme to this program. Exchange in conversation, learning process, exchange with another culture, and cultures, other artists, and the internal exchange that happens as we develop our artwork. This is an opportunity to work with other artists, exchange ideas, develop new relationships, network, be open to new influences, experiment, and develop your art. As a group experience, there is greater opportunity for creating memories, exchanging techniques, sharing inspirations, and the development of relationships.
The residency program is hosted in “the Var” region of France. The Var is an area of France that includes the beautiful port town of Saint- Raphaël, where the studio is located. It is adjacent to the historic town of Fréjus. It borders the Cote d’Azur, and a mountainous area called l’Esterel, great for outdoors activities including hiking and biking. By train, it is 1h15. to Nice, 1h to Antibes, 45min. to Cannes, 1h2. to St. Tropez and many other villages in between. The train station is in the center of the town, and there is a train direct to and from Paris. Driving is easy because it is not as crowded. The outdoors is easily accessible, by car and bicycle, as are main cities, by train. Nice is a major airport and you can fly anywhere easily to explore other countries while having a base in France.