Terra Summer Residency 2020 for emerging Artists worldwide, France


Application Deadline:January 15th 2020

Founded in 2001, the Terra Summer Residency brings together doctoral scholars of American art and emerging artists worldwide for a nine-week residential program in Giverny, France. The program encourages independent work while providing seminars and mentoring by senior scholars and artists to foster reflection and debate. The Terra Summer Residency provides an opportunity for participants to widen their academic and creative horizons, explore international cultural perspectives, and forge lifelong exchanges and professional networks.

In addition to a stipend, fellows receive on-site lodging, use of
working facilities, and lunches for the duration of the residency. The residency handbook provides more information about the location, facilities, and residency guidelines.

The 2020 Terra Summer Residency will run from June 8 to August 7.


Candidates worldwide can apply. Applicants must be either:

  • A visual artist with a master’s degree or its equivalent at
    the time of application. Preference is given to applicants who have
    completed their degree within the past five years. To apply as a visual
    artist, click here.
  • A doctoral candidate researching American art and visual
    culture or its role in a context of international artistic exchange
    prior to 1980. Candidates at the dissertation-writing stage are
    encouraged to apply. To apply as a doctoral candidate, click here.

Applicants must be recommended by their
dissertation advisor or professor or previous art-school supervisor.
Each professor may recommend a maximum of two candidates each year. (See
the application form for full nomination and application procedures.)

Applicants for the Terra Summer Residency will be evaluated by an independent jury on intellectual and creative excellence, scholarly and artistic accomplishments, and ability to contribute in a collegial and interdisciplinary community. As the program’s working language of the program is English, all applicants are expected to be fluent; knowledge of French is an asset but not required.


  • A $5,000 stipend (artists receive an additional $300 for the purchase of materials);
  • A travel contribution (up to $500 for individuals traveling from
    Europe, up to $1,200 for individuals traveling from the US and Canada,
    and up to $1,500 for individuals traveling from other destinations);
  • Lodging in the Terra Foundation residences and daily lunches. Due to
    the nature and format of the program, the residency does not
    accommodate family members (including partners and children) or other

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Terra Summer Residency 2020