1 Apr 2024

Residency Dora Maar House Artists Residency

La Maison Dora Maar Ménerbes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

Dora Maar House

Opportunity Description

International Deadline: October 15, 2024 – Since 2007, the Dora Maar House in Ménerbes, France, has offered residencies of one to two months to mid-career arts and humanities professionals to focus on their areas of expertise.

The application cycle for the 2025 Artists Residency Program is now accepting applications. There is no cost. We provide Fellows with a stipend of $1500 and we provide a travel award of the average fare from their home to Paris.

The Dora Maar House is not a residency for beginners, anyone still in graduate school, or those just starting their career. Most of our fellows have completed and published at least one work, or had a solo exhibition, or have completed a full-length film, etc. They are professionals established in their field of expertise.


  • one to two months in residence at the Dora Maar House
  • a private bedroom and bath, and a study or studio in which to work
  • expenses paid for round-trip travel from a fellow’s home to the Dora Maar House
  • a grant based upon the length of stay at Dora Maar House
  • there are regular monthly Salons (March – November) held to showcase the residents’ work to the local community.


  • That you enjoy the opportunities this remarkable residence offers you;
  • that you help us learn about the residence’s strengths and weaknesses and suggest how we can improve the Dora Maar experience;
  • that you use your time well;
  • that you are friendly to the citizens of Ménerbes while you are there; and make one public presentation during the monthly “Salons”;
  • that you donate to Dora Maar House one drawing, publication, etc. created during your stay there;
  • and, should a publication come from your work there, that you recognize The Residency Program at the Dora Maar House in your acknowledgements.

There is no cost. We provide Fellows with a daily stipend of $50 a day and we provide a travel allowance to help with their travel costs to and from the House. We also provide reasonable shipping costs for materials, i.e., books, research materials, art materials, etc. There is a $25 application fee.


Located in Ménerbes, one of the most beautiful villages in France, this 19th century town house was the property of General-Baron Robert (1772-1831), a native of Ménerbes who received numerous honors during the Napoleonic wars in Spain, and was bought in 1944 by Dora Maar, surrealist artist and photographer. Companion and muse of Picasso from the late 1930s to the early 1940s, following their breakup Dora spent each summer in solitude in Ménerbes. After her death in 1997, an American arts patron, Nancy Brown Negley, bought and renovated the house to create a residency for writers, academics and artists.

La Maison Dora Maar
58 rue du Portail Neuf
84560 Ménerbes, France
+33 (0)4 90 72 54 70

Opportunity Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opportunity Types: Residency. Opportunity Tags: $0 Entry/Application Fee, Deadlines 09 Sept thru Oct, and Open to Artists Worldwide. Benefits: Housing Support, In-Kind Benefit, Materials Support, Residency, Stipend, Studio Access, and Travel Allowance.

Opportunity expires in 183 days.

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