Deadline: January 17, 2021

Brief Description:

The Terra Summer Residency is an annual international multidisciplinary programme for PhD scholars and artists. Independent study for dissertations and artistic projects is encouraged, as are focused seminars on current issues in American art, visual and material culture, and artistic practise. Mentoring from recognised researchers and artists is available, as well as guest lectures by artists, to stimulate thought on more egalitarian, inclusive, and sustainable ways.

Scholarship Details:

Opportunity Type: Fully Funded, Partially Funded

Language Requirement: Not Required

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Giverny, France
Deadline: January 17, 2021
Result Announcement: April 2022


·        Terra Summer Residency scholars get a $5,000 stipend (Artists get an additional $300 for materials)

       Travel stipend (up to $500 for those coming from Europe

·        Up to $1,200 for those travelling from the United States and Canada

·        Up to $1,500 for those travelling from other locations.

·        A house for living
Each house has the following facilities:
1. Bedrooms with their own study areas
2. Shared bathrooms
3. Communal kitchen fully equipped
4. Laundry room
5. Living room
6. Shared work place with printer
7. Private parking.

Other services:
Linens and bedding
Free use of bicycle
Free use of a shared car
Cleaning and maintenance of the home


·        Candidates from all over the world are encouraged to apply.

·        All applicants must be fluent in English because the program’s working language is English; knowledge of French is a plus but not required.

Applicants can be one of the following:
A) Doctoral students researching on American art and visual culture from a variety of disciplines.
Except for architecture and commercial film/animation, all forms of visual art are eligible.
Candidates who are currently working on their dissertations are especially encouraged to apply.
B) At the time of application, artists with a Master of Fine Arts, other master’s degree, or its equivalent.

Required documents

Doctoral Scholars must prepare the following documents:

·        Applicant information

·        2 letters of recommendation: one from your dissertation advisor and one from another individual (personal or professional)

 Curriculum vitae CV

·        Project proposal (including a statement of purpose and a detailed statement of the applicant’s dissertation project)

Artists must prepare the following documents:

·        Applicant information

·        2 letters of recommendation: one from the applicant’s former art school supervisor and one from another individual (personal or professional)

·        Artist statement

·        Statement of purpose

·        Curriculum vitae CV

·        Portfolio consisting of a maximum of 12 images and/or videos and an inventory list (Each image/video should have a distinct

numbering and labeling system that corresponds to the title, medium size, date, and description

  The project’s contribution to providing expansive narratives of American art, including through cross-cultural views; and the clarity of

·        The project’s thinking and writing

·        The project’s feasibility in terms of its timetable, work plan, and goals

·        Samples of previous work, defined as the applicant’s previous work or studies’ aesthetic or academic originality and rigor, as well as

·        Their previous artistic and scholarly successes

·        Ability to contribute to a collegial, intercultural, and interdisciplinary community by the candidate

How to Apply?

·        Applications for this fellowship must be filed online. Applications will only be considered if they include all the required information and documents

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