Curatorial residency

31.05.22 – 01.07.22

Artistes en résidence, Clermont-Ferrand
Residency period: one month between october 2022 and march 2023.
Selected curator:
Mélanie Scheiner

Created in 2011 in Clermont-Ferrand, Artistes en résidence (A·R) is a non-profit organization that supports contemporary creation by organizing residencies for artists, researchers, curators and art critics in the field of contemporary art. We support international mobility of artists, the circulation of ideas and skills through the development of a vast network of local, national and international partners.

At A·R, residencies are considered as a time entirely dedicated to research and experimentation with no obligation to produce a final work or object. Our goal is to provide artists, curators and/or art critics with the necessary time for qualitative and in-depth research, to promote a true immersion in the residency context, and to allow for trial and error as well as critical questioning necessary for the development of artistic practices.

The curatorial residency program aims at welcoming a curator and/or art critic of any age and nationality to Clermont-Ferrand between October 2022 and March 2023. The selected curator and/or art critic is free to organize their residency as suited to their availability, either in two periods of 2 weeks, or over 1 consecutive month, depending on the availability and desires of the curator and/or art critic. This flexibility takes into consideration the varied realities of the curator and/or art critic and allows time for reflection and research compatible with their professional and private obligations.

This program is considered both a research residency and an occasion for encounter with the local artists and art professionals. The participating curator and/or art critic therefore agrees to be available for meetings and dialogue with the local scene. However, he or she also has time to dedicate to their own research.
In order to facilitate exchanges with the local artistic scene, it is strongly advised to speak French or English. It is specified that a major part of the artists and art professionals in Clermont are French-speakers.


  • A stipend of 1500 euros total.

  • Travel costs :
    Travel costs can be covered up to 400 euros. Visa fees are to be covered by the curator and/or art critic. An invitation letter can be provided by A·R for the visa application process.

  • Accommodation: :
    The accommodation is a private bedroom in a fully equipped three bedroom apartment – with a bathroom and kitchen as well as a garden – shared with other residents.

  • Working spaces :
    A dedicated workspace with desk and internet connection. This studio is located on Artistes en Résidence premises in the multidisciplinary complexe La Diode, shared, amongst others, with Les Ateliers, an association that manages 17 studios for local artists on site.
    The selected curator and/or art critic will have access to the informatic room with computer and A3 printer/scanner…

  • Mentorship :
    Fostering meetings and exchanges, A·R’s team offers mentorship to the curator and/or art critic and provides contacts of various art professionals, researchers or any other person who can contribute to the development of their practice.

  • Public presentation:
    The curator and/or art critic may, if he or she wishes so, organize or take part in a public event during which they can present their work or research. There is no obligation to present their work publicly. The curator and/or art critic can benefit from a flat fee of 150 euros for up to one public event during their residency.


  • The completed application form, accessible at the bottom of this page.

  • A brief text presenting their curatorial and critical approach, and/or their research subjects;

  • A detailed CV/biography revealing in particular the projects developed as an art critic and/or curator;

  • A motivation letter addressing their interest in the curatorial residency;
    Note : Curators and/or art critics are not expected to outline a specific project for the residency, but to specify their need and/or interest in the curatorial residency program, or in a curatorial residency in general. It is specified that the curatorial residency program is a research residency with no obligation of a final event. In their note of intent, curators and/or art critics can highlight current research, their expectations about how the program will expand their existing body of work and/or enhance their professional development, their need of paid working time, their link to or interest in the territory, or any other reason that explains their desire to apply.

The applications can be written in French or English.

The deadline to apply is the 1st July, 2022 at 23h59 (French time).

The selection committee is composed of the co-coordinators of A·R, local artists and local art professionals.

The result will be communicated by email at the end of July 2022.

For any questions, please contact :