I have been accepted to an artist residency in the Champagne region of France at Chateau Orquevaux for the month of April in 2024. Only 20% of applicants are accepted to this program. If you know me you know this region of the world has been a bucket list item and this residency is a dream come true.
Originally built in the early 18th-century in the in the style of Louis XV, Château Orquevaux is a private residence now owned by the Attias family. Ziggy Attias is an artist, award-winning filmmaker and the founder and director of the Chateau Orquevaux Art Residency. Attias took on this project in the hopes of creating a community and home for artists of all mediums, backgrounds, and stages in their journey. The residency has grown remarkably over the years and artists from 125 countries have applied.
All Artists-in-Residence will be awarded
The Denis Diderot A-i-R Grant
upon acceptance to the program, the grant will be applied towards partial cost of the residency. You can read more about this here on their website.
Each resident has a private bedroom, private art studio, and meals provided. Artist-in-residence programs and other residency opportunities exist to invite artists, academicians, curators, and all manner of creative people for a time and space away from their usual environment and obligations. They provide a time of reflection, research, presentation and/or production. They also allow an individual to explore his/her practice within another community; meeting new people, using new materials, experiencing life in a new location. Art residencies emphasize the importance of meaningful and multi-layered cultural exchange and immersion into another culture.
I’ll have art for sale over the next year at the studio in Perry, online through my Instagram, by taking on commission pieces, and in Macon at The Web to help support this month long experience, please follow along on this adventure at @caraheardart on Instagram.
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