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‘Seeing Drawing’ Are you really interested in drawing, for itself or as it may relate to another representational medium?

Deadline: 31 May, 2017

Disciplines: Animation, Architecture, Collaboration, Composition, Concept & Theory, Design, Digital, Experimental, Film & Video, Fine art, Installation, Light and Projection, Media Arts, Music & Sound, Painting, Philosophy, Printmaking, Research, Sculpture, Sound, Textile, Visual Arts, Writing.

Location: Caylus, Tarn et Garonne, France

Deadline: 31 May, 2017

Duration: 1 to 3 months

Eligibility: Artists with a postgraduate qualification and professional experience.

Support: Stipends for particular projects.

Costs: 1750€ per month.


Program Description:

DRAWinternational residency programme continues to expand notions of drawing.

From the invisible to the visible and vice versa, through the consciousness of thought and action.

Join us to explore drawing methodologies, meaning and material.

Begin to see more clearly the conscious and unconscious elements of drawing as a sensate experience.

DRAWinternational offers artists the opportunity for sustained concentration in a supportive professional studio environment.

The centre is in the heart of a small medieval village, a rural community with a growing number of artists and craftspeople.

DRAWinternational is a non profit organisation that caters for creative people in pursuit of new and dynamic form, in preparation for exhibition, publication or postgraduate qualification.

The AiR programme aims to support artists in their professional practice/research and encourage creative exchange. Artists are selected on the quality of their residency proposal, it's relevance to DRAW's philosophy and the environment and evidence of previous artistic work.

The centre organises events (exhibitions, open workshops and seminars/presentations) to promote it's activities and share creative experience and opportunities within the public domain.

Artists are accommodated in self catering apartments with private rooms at our recently acquired building "l'ancienne gendarmerie" and also at the centre.
The centre provides weekday evening meals for all artists and uses fresh local produce in order to create delicious menus that incorporate regional specialities.

Studio/ workspace
Artists are allocated individual studio spaces to suit particular project requirements both at the "gendarmerie" and at the centre with unlimited access. Additional facilities include, flexible studio space for large scale works/installation/performance/music, technical workshop, etching press, top loading kiln and technical assistance.

DRAWinternational is an artist run, non profit organisation promoting cultural exchange in a rural environment.
Artist are required to raise their own funds, we do however, provide the necessary documentation to support applications for funding and references for future career opportunities.

The fee covers :
Private bedroom in self catering apartment with shared kitchen, bathroom, dining/sitting room and gardens.
Evening meal on weekdays
Individual studio
Academic support and regular discussion of work and access to relevant documentation.
Documentation of studio practice.
Daily support for artists to encourage integration within the community.
Editing and translation of written text.
Organisation and promotion of Open Studios at the end of the residency for the public.
Promotion of the artists residency via DRAWinternational's website, radio and local newspapers.
Cultural visits including the 27,000 yr old cave drawings of Pech Merle.

Artists should have an open attitude in order to engage in new perspectives/experiences/challenges and to facilitate reflection and communication.

Artists are encouraged to integrate and build a rapport within the community to maintain the genuine interest in DRAWinternational's activities and each artists' particular contribution.

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