The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) announces a call for artists for the The Alfred And Trafford Klots International Program for Artists 2019, an eight-week artist’s residency in Léhon, France, a “Petite Cité de Caractère.” It is short walk along the river Rance from Dinan, a “Ville d’Art et d’Histoire.”
The residency is open to all practicing visual artists regardless of affiliation or citizenship who are not students at the time of application. Accommodations, including a private bedroom in an historic house with a fully-equipped communal kitchen and studio space in a 9th-century Abbey, are free. Residents are responsible for transportation to and from the residency, most supplies, and most meals.
Deadline: 1 Feb 2019
The selection committee and program directors seek four to eight artists whose mix of media, approaches, styles, and focus will create a dynamic and collegiate community. In particular, the committee is looking for artists who can use the specific character of a residency experience productively. The setting is perfect, for example, for plein aire painters who will profit from their interaction with the light and landscape, but the committee encourages artists working in all media to submit applications that demonstrate how the residency will significantly enhance and strengthen their practice.
The Alfred And Trafford Klots International Program For Artists 2019 Artist Benefits
This residency supplies a rare opportunity for talented artists to deepen their practice for a period of eight uninterrupted weeks in an inspiring setting in the west of France. The residents also participate in an important closing exhibition sponsored by the commune of Léhon.
The Alfred And Trafford Klots International Program for Artists 2019 residents have an opportunity to interact with townspeople and important officials as well as local artists. They can also explore intriguing megalithic monuments and Roman ruins that dot the landscape and experience aspects of French village life. This includes amenities available in Dinan, such as a local outdoor market. The residency is close to historic sites such as St. Malo, Mount St. Michael, and the spectacular Brittany coastline.
About The Maryland Institute College of Art
The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) was established in 1826 in Baltimore, Maryland, and is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art in the nation. MICA has become the leader in the education of artists and designers by fostering a community of talented, creative individuals committed to redefining the boundaries of art and design and to expanding their own vision and perspective through rigorous study. MICA assumed oversight of the Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists in 1995. The program was created by the late Isabel Klots to honor her father-in-law and husband, who welcomed fellow artists to their home in Brittany.
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