Gallerist, writer and heritage conservationist Julia de Bierre opens her house-gallery to talented artists of all disciplines to create work in the heart of Provence.​

Residency at Galerie Huit Arles


Artists in Residence (AiR) at Galerie Huit live and work within the thick stone walls of a prestigious, beautifully restored 17th century mansion. Exhibition spaces and convivial living quarters occupy the ground and lower floors. The upper floors comprise occasional seminar rooms, guest rooms and self-contained apartments for artists residencies. 


AiR at Galerie Huit provides a retreat from the distraction of everyday life and a valuable opportunity for artists to focus solely on their creative work.

Residency Conditions


Duration: 2 weeks to 6 months


Number of artists at any one time: 1 - 4


Companions: No pets, partners by special arrangement and a supplementary fee.


Expenses paid by artist: Travel, accommodation, artist's supplies, food (and utilities for longer stays).


Residency cost (including accommodation): The cost for a residency at Galerie Huit is negotiable, depending upon the length of stay and the size of the accommodation. It is normally calculated at 1200 euros per month.


As an independent, self-funded residency, we have a commitment to encouraging artists and keeping our prices as close to running costs as possible. Although we cannot provide grants, we are happy to provide advice or documentation for artists wishing to find third-party grant support or other funding for a residency.


Application procedure: Complete the application form


Selection procedure: By committee, based on viewing of recent work and the proposal of each artist.


The call for candidates is open and on-going: If your application is successful but there is no availability for your desired dates, we propose to put you on our waiting list.


Presentation of artists work: The limited potential to exhibit or give recitals and readings is considered on a case by case basis, and is principally dependent on length of stay and space availability.


Resources :

  • Internet connexion
  • Library
  • Kitchen and salon: private or communal, depending on the season
  • Potential to exhibit, case by case basis, limited availability
  • Walking distance from necessary external resources
  • Personalized recommendations during stay
  • Invitations to local events and art openings

Artist in Residency at Galerie Huit (AiR) is a non-profit organization based in Arles, France and Penang, Malaysia​