Summer residency fellowships of the Terra Foundation for American Art in Giverny, France

Each summer, the Terra Foundation for American Art offers ten residential fellowships for emerging artists and predoctoral scholars in a setting rich in art historical significance located in Giverny, France. Since 2001, the Terra Summer Residency has provided fellows with the opportunity to pursue individual work and research within a framework of interdisciplinary exchange and cross-cultural dialogue. In addition to working collaboratively, fellows interact regularly with invited senior advisors and guest lecturers—established international artists, curators, and professors in the field of American art. The program supports the creative and research projects of the residents, inspiring them to reflect on cultural interpretive models and encouraging them to create an intellectual network for lifelong exchange.

In 2013, the residency will take place from June 17 to August 11.

Eligibility: Applicants must be either visual artists (with a master’s degree or its equivalent) or doctoral candidates researching American art and visual culture or its role in a context of international artistic exchange prior to 1980.
All applicants are expected to be fluent in English; knowledge of French is desirable but not required. Applicants must be nominated by their dissertation advisor or professor or previous art-school supervisor. 

Selected fellows receive:

  • Lodging in Giverny,
  • A $5,000 stipend (artists receive an additional $300 for the purchase of materials), and
  • A travel contribution (up to $250 for individuals traveling from Europe; up to $800 for individuals traveling from outside Europe). 


Deadline: Applications are due January 15, 2013.

For more information about the Terra Summer Residency fellowships, as well as invited senior advisor and guest lecturer positions, please email tsr@terraamericanart.eu


Note: next to the summer residential fellowship, the Terra Foundation provides various grants and scholarships in the field of American Art. Make sure to check their website carefully if you are working or interested in this field.