Terra Summer Residency – residential fellowships

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. Deadline: Applications are due January 15, 2015.

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. The 2015 Terra Summer Residency will run June 8–August 7, 2015.


Applications are due January 15, 2015; awards will be announced in May 2015.



Applicants must be either:

A visual artist with a master’s degree or its equivalent at the time of application. Preference is given to applicants who have completed their degree within the past five years. Download the artist fellowship application form.
A doctoral candidate researching American art and visual culture or its role in a context of international artistic exchange prior to 1980. Candidates should be at an advanced stage of their doctoral research and writing. Download the predoctoral scholar fellowship application form.

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. Each professor may nominate a maximum of two students each year. (See the application form for full nomination and application procedures.)

Selected fellows are required to give a presentation outlining their research/artistic project; attend the seminars/lectures of all senior scholars and artists (approximately two per week) and other required meetings; and present their accomplishments at the end of the program.

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 $1,000 for individuals traveling from outside Europe).

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

LINK: http://www.terraamericanart.org/grants/academic-program-grants/terra-summer-residency/

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