Brown Foundation Fellows Residency Program at the Dora Maar House, Ménerbes, France
Deadline: 15 Oct, 2017
Location: Lubéron valley, Ménerbes, France, France
Deadline: 15 Oct, 2017
Duration: Beginning March 1 or after & ending no later than June 30, 2018
Eligibility: Outstanding midcareer professionals in the arts and humanities are encouraged to apply for residencies from the Brown Foundation Fellows Program at the Dora Maar House.
Support: There is a grant provided to fellows for living expenses. It is $50 US dollars a day.
Costs: $20 application fee
In 1997, a friend of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, purchased the former residence of Dora Maar, Pablo Picasso’s mistress from 1936 to 1945. In a five-year effort, the owner rehabilitated and updated this spacious 18th-century, four-story stone residence in the village of Ménerbes in the Lubéron valley of Provence. Her goal was to make it a retreat for scholars, artists, and writers, where they could work undisturbed on their research, art, or writing, for one to three months.
In 2006 the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, was asked to direct this project, which is now known as the Brown Foundation Fellows Program at the Dora Maar House. Here outstanding midcareer professionals are offered fellowships that enable them to reside in the Dora Maar House and focus on the creative aspects of their work.
What does a Brown Foundation Fellowship at the Dora Maar House offer?
- one to three months in residence at the Dora Maar House
- a private bedroom and bath and a study or studio in which to work
- a grant for round-trip travel from a fellow’s home to the Dora Maar House
- a stipend based upon the length of stay at the Dora Maar House
What does the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ask of Brown Foundation Fellows?
- that they enjoy the opportunities this remarkable residence offers
- that they use their time well
- that they be friendly to the citizens of Ménerbes and that they participate in one public presentation
- that they donate to the Dora Maar House one drawing, publication, or other work created during the residency
- that they offer suggestions on how the Museum can improve the residency experience
- and, should a publication result from the fellowship, that the Brown Foundation Fellows Program at the Dora Maar House be recognized in the acknowledgmentsWho is eligible to apply for a Brown Foundation Fellowship at the Dora Maar House?
Outstanding mid-career professionals in the arts or the humanities are encouraged to apply for residencies from the Brown Foundation Fellows Program at the Dora Maar House.
Things you should know about the Brown Foundation Fellows program and the Dora Maar House:
- The fellowship program is made possible through a grant from The Brown Foundation, Inc., in Houston, Texas.
- There is a $20 application fee for the fellowship. All applications must be submitted online at https://core.slideroom.com.
- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, will provide a travel stipend for the fellow’s travel expenses as well as reasonable shipping costs for materials, i.e., books, research materials, art materials, etc.
- There is a grant provided to fellows for living expenses. It is $50 US dollars a day.
- Fellows have the use of a large fully-equipped communal kitchen for their meals. There is no meal service.
- Each fellow will have a private bedroom, bathroom and studio. Each bedroom has one king-sized bed. Fellows are expected to keep shared spaces orderly. Dora Maar staff maintains the residence and changes the bed linens and sheets weekly. However, staff is not expected to do personal services, such as laundry.
- Fellows can bring their own car or rent a car at their own expense. Transportation can occasionally be provided for trips to the market and medical emergencies, but fellows should understand that daily transportation needs will be largely their own responsibility.
- Calls within France can be made on Dora Maar House telephones. Fellows who need it will be provided with a cell phone and 30€ worth of phone units. Additional units can be purchased by fellows themselves for use during their stay.
- Though it may be tempting to share Dora Maar House with your loved ones and pets, fellowships are times of intense concentration and focus. For the sake of your time, as well as that of others in the house, we ask that Fellows come to the Dora Maar House alone.
- The Dora Maar House is a non-smoking environment.
- Applicants should be aware that medical facilities are limited within Ménerbes. There is a village doctor, but the nearest hospital is 20 km away. If you require routine visits to a doctor or have some medical condition that could require emergency care, please inform the director of your special needs in advance of your arrival.
- Fellows can reapply to return to the Dora Maar House five years after the end of their fellowship. There is no limit on the number of times a person can apply for a fellowship.
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