2017 Alfred And Trafford Klots International Program – Call For Artists
The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the 2017 Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists in Brittany, France.
Deadline: 1 Feb 2017
- Residencies will be awarded to 4-8 applicants (artists and artist couples)
- Session dates: Saturday, June 3, 2017 to Saturday July 29, 2017
- Awards announced: March 1st
The residency is housed in the medieval riverside village of Léhon. The fishing villages and beaches of the Emerald Coast are also nearby. Our artists have free access to the Léhon abbey and its gardens. Competitive residencies are open to all practicing non-student visual artists and artist-couples working in any media and regardless of their affiliation and nationality. Application is free.
About 2017 Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists
The 2017 Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists provides time for uninterrupted work in an inspiring and historic setting made unique by Brittany’s extraordinary light, distinctive landscape, and rich cultural traditions. The program awards successful applicants with free housing, studio space in the village of Léhon, and participation in an exhibition sponsored by the Residency and the Commune of Léhon. Residents are responsible for most meals and incidental expenses.
The village of Léhon, which grew up at the site of a strategic ford used by the Romans, bears the coveted distinction “Petite Cité de Caractère” and is graced by a medieval abbey and its gardens and guarded by the ruins of the oldest fortress in Brittany, which was depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry. Léhon has all of the important amenities of a French village including a café, restaurant, and bakery as well as Brittany’s only heated outdoor public swimming pool. The village is a 20-minute leisurely walk to Dinan, itself a “Cité d’Art et d’Histoire.” Dinan is a spectacular ancient walled town close to Dinard, St. Malo, Mont Saint Michel, and Rennes. The beaches an fishing villages of the Emerald Coast are approximately 30 miles away.
MICA is a leading institution of its kind in the country, setting the standard for the education of artists, designers, and art educators. MICA fosters artistic expression, professional skills, intellectual capacity, and conceptual development among its undergraduate and graduate students. The college is a major contributor to the thinking within the fields of art, design, and art education and to the education of artists, designers, and art educators, seeking always to emphasize the importance of the role of art, design, and art education in society.
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