Art residency in France, A.I.R. Vallauris program.

For more than 20 years, A.I.R. Vallauris, the non-profit association and Artist Residency programme based in Vallauris, France, has welcomed international artists from all horizons to meet and collaborate with local artists and to research and create new work in an artistic laboratory created specifically for them.

In celebration of our first two decades of operation and as we embarque upon our third, we continue pursue our aim to provide an environment for artists that is condusive to and inspiring for new creation. In addition, these experiences are enriched through cultural exchange between participants of different countries, nationalities, and backgrounds and through the sharing of knowledge, techniques and experiences.

We are pleased to announce that our Schedule for 2022 residencies is now available, and we encourage you to apply.

For the standard residency, A.I.R. Vallauris accommodates up to six artists in each phase for a set time period in its residence and studios. Using different mediums, artists (ceramists, sculptors, painters, photographers, musicians, video and multimedia) work from an equipped studio, live in individual furnished spaces and are afforded access to a gallery where their works are displayed and celebrated at the end of their residency period. Media involvement encourages the interest of an invited and engaged audience. Over the nineteen year period, since April 2002, over 350 artists of 30 different nationalities have participated in the A.I.R. Vallauris program.

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Duration of residency

1  month


Private accommodation.

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance

Ceramics, painting, film, photography, mixed media, theatre, puppetry, etc. 

Studio / Workspace

We offer several of our ateliers in the old town, the historic centre of Vallauris.

Fees and support

The application materials can be submitted by email, and there is no application processing fee. Information concerning the costs of the program are further elaborated in the application form. 

Expectations towards the artist

We invite artists to participate in our exhibition vernissage at the association’s gallery, as well as in workshops and local events, such as “First Thursday of the Month”.

Application information

Please contact us for an application form.

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