La Napoule Art Foundation’s guiding principle is to encourage artists to engage in cultural interchange and the creation of art that impacts the world for the common good. LNAF welcomes those engaged in a wide spectrum of artistic practice and varied backgrounds.
Group Residency | Spring 2020
Deadline: October 14, 2019
Residency: February 25 – March 24, 2020
Eligibility: Open to individual artists – all disciplines and nationalities. All successful applicants receive accommodation, studio space, a $1,000 stipend, breakfast every morning, plus most evening meals.
Applications are reviewed by an international panel according to the following criteria:
■ Clarity of artistic vision as articulated in the artist statement and work samples
■ Persuasive evidence that the applicant is committed in purpose and practice
■ Clear evidence that the artist works at a professional level in his/her field
■ Clear indications that the applicant is moving forward with his/her project; and of the significance and critical role that the residency at La Napoule will play in that project
■ Willingness to work in a dynamic environment that encourages interaction with other artists
■ Appropriate adherence to application guidelines
LNAF Residencies are open to all emerging and established artists over the age of 18 with no limitation on artistic discipline or nationality. Participants are expected to be able to communicate effectively in English or French.
■ Artists may apply once every calendar year.
■ Although alumni are encouraged to apply, priority may be given to artists who have not yet received an LNAF Residency.
■ Due to the historic nature of our facilities, we regret that the Château and Villa are not handicapped accessible at the present time.
■ Couples must apply separately. There are no provisions for family, friends, children, or pets at the Château.
To enrich the artist’s experience, it is expected that each resident will use every available opportunity, including mealtimes, to build community and friendship, and to exchange ideas and experiences.
■ Work and living space must be properly maintained and left in the same condition in which it was found.
■ It is expected that each participant will conduct his or herself with a high level of professionalism while in residence.
■ All equipment and materials are the responsibility of the artist.
■ The use of illegal drugs or the possession of such drugs on the premises is prohibited.
■ There is a fee for any overnight guests, based on availability. Prior approval is required.
LNAF strives to promote artists who participate in the LNAF Residency Program. Opportunities for media and community exposure include:
■ Press releases sent to major publications
■ E-blasts sent to our supporters
■ Stories featured in our print and electronic communications with funders and friends
■ Spotlight feature on our blog
■ Listing in the Residency Archive on LNAF website
■ Residents may also have the opportunity to participate in exhibitions or outreach programs in the US or abroad.
LNAF encourages artists from all backgrounds to apply. The Foundation does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of age, race, sex, gender identity, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or national origin in its admission policies or in access to its activities. [Please note that due to the historic nature of our facilities, we regret that the Château and Villa are not handicap accessible at the present time.]