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Terra Foundation for American Art: Terra Summer Residency Fellowships in Giverny, France

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.

Terra Summer Residency 2021 

Global sanitary conditions and safe travel permitting, the 2021 Terra Summer Residency will be held from June 7 until August 6. We are accepting applications for scholars only for the 2021 residency. The artist residency positions for 2021 have already been filled (2020 selected artists were asked to postpone their residencies until 2021).

Contact: tsr@terraamericanart.eu


Applications for the 2021 program will be open from October 15, 2020 to January 15, 2021.

Eligibility & Application Information 

Applications must be submitted online using this link: Terra Summer Residency Application. We are accepting applications for scholars only for the 2021 residency.

Candidates worldwide can apply. Applicants must be either:

  • 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.
  • 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.

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.


For more information, visit: https://www.terraamericanart.org/what-we-offer/grant-fellowship-opportunities/terra-summer-residency/


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