• 2014 Terra Summer Residency senior artist Annette Lemieux (left) converses with doctoral fellow Kristen Adlhoch.
    2014 Terra Summer Residency senior artist Annette Lemieux (left) converses with doctoral fellow Kristen Adlhoch.

Terra Summer Residency

Founded in 2001, the Terra Summer Residency brings together doctoral scholars of American Art and emerging artists worldwide for a nine-week residential program in the historic village of Giverny, France.  The program encourages independent work while providing seminars and mentoring by senior scholars and artists to foster reflection and debate. The Terra Summer Residency provides an opportunity for participants to widen their academic and creative horizons, explore international cultural perspectives, and forge lifelong exchanges and professional networks.

In addition to a stipend, fellows receive on-site lodging, use of working facilities, and lunches for the duration of the residency. For more information about location, facilities, and guidelines, please download the residency handbook.

The 2015 Terra Summer Residency will take place June 8–August 7.

For more information about applying for the Terra Summer Residency, as well as invited senior advisor and guest lecturer positions, please email [email protected].

Deadlines

Applications are due January 15, 2016; awards will be announced in April 2016.

Eligibility & Application Information

Candidates worldwide can apply. Applicants must be either:

Applicants must be nominated by their dissertation advisor or professor or previous art-school supervisor. Each professor may nominate a maximum of two students each year. (See the application form for full nomination and application procedures.)

Applicants for the Terra Summer Residency will be evaluated on intellectual and creative excellence, scholarly accomplishments, and ability to contribute in a collegial and interdisciplinary community. All applicants are expected to be fluent in English; knowledge of French is desirable but not required.

Information about Funding

Terra Summer Residency fellows receive:

  • A $5,000 stipend (artists receive an additional $300 for the purchase of materials);
  • A travel contribution (up to $250 for individuals traveling from Europe; up to $1,000 for individuals traveling from outside Europe); and
  • Lodging in the Terra Foundation residences and daily lunches.

Past Recipients

View the complete list of 2011–2015 TSR participants.

View the Terra Summer Residency 10th Anniversary brochure, which includes a complete list of participants from 2001 to 2010 and sample presentations.