the individual artist with time and space for the creative process."
multi-disciplinary artist residency has been hosted by GalerieHuit
since 2008 with the aim to provide a creative and inspirational
environment for both established and emerging artists. Founded by
writer/curator/heritage conservationist, Julia de Bierre, A.I.R.
at GalerieHuit is a non-profit organisation and welcomes artists
from all horizons and disciplines including: writers, photographers,
journalists, composers, academics, archaeologists, heritage conservationists,
actors and poets.
Huit is situated in the historic, pedestrian-friendly heart of Arles,
in the PACA region (Provence Cote d'Azur) between Marseilles, Avignon
and Montpellier, and borders the Camargue National park. The town
of Arles has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1981. With
2500 years of history, well-preserved Roman monuments including
a Roman Amphitheatre and Arena, Renaissance palaces and religious
edifices, 3 world-class museums and several international Arts Festivals
throughout the year (Arles hosts the famous Rencontresd'Arles International
Photography festival, as well as the European Festival of Nude Photography),
it is no surprise that in 2009 Arles was voted the third Best Cultural
Destination in France. Arles has been the inspiring setting for
many artists, particularly the painter Vincent Van Gogh. There is
now a dynamic local arts community.
in Residence 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 artist residencies.
AIR at GalerieHuit provides a retreat from the distraction of everyday
life and a valuable opportunity for artists to focus solely on their
2 weeks to 6 months.
of artists at any one time: 1 - 6.
No pets, partners by special arrangement and a supplementary fee.
paid by artist: Travel, accommodation, artist's supplies,
food (and utilities for longer stays).
cost (including accommodation): The cost for a residency at
GalerieHuit is calculated at 1200 1600 euros per month,
depending upon the length of stay and the size of the accommodation.
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.
procedure: Complete the application form atr the bottom of
procedure: By committee, based on viewing of recent work and
the proposal of each artist.
call for candidates is open and on-going. If your application
is successful but there is no availability for your desired dates,
we are happy to put you on our waiting list.
of artists work: The potential to exhibit or give recitals
and readings is considered on a case by case basis, with limited
Communal room, depending on the season
Computer and printer
Potential to exhibit, case by case basis, limited availability
Dark room in 2013
apartments within the Galerie Huit mansion.
Minimum size 38m2.
Sitting area with sofa and chairs.
Dining table/desk area.
Wardrobe and storage space.
Own shower room and WC.
Own equipped kitchen.
Attractively and comfortably furnished.
This ancient house, sadly, is not suitable for persons with reduced
mobility. (No lift.)
Language: English or French.
activities in the space: Art gallery, exhibitions and exhibition
openings, seminars & conferences, workshops, occasional shared
to reach us:
train: Arles train station is on Avenue Paulin Talabot, about
a 15 minute walk to Galerie Huit.Services include direct trains
to Avignon/Nimes (20mins), Marseille (40mins), Paris (4hours)
car: Parking/driving can be tricky in the very centre of town
due to the old, narrow and mostly one-way streets.
plane: Closest airports are Marseille, Nimes, Montpellier. There
is a 40-minute train connection from Marseille Airport to Arles.
Useful website for airport connections: http://www.rome2rio.com/how-to-get-to/Arles
example of Artist accommodation:
procedure: Download the application
form, complete and send to: email@example.com