Residency Nancy B Negley Artists Residency at the Dora Maar House
International Deadline: October 16, 2023 – Since 2007, the ‘Brown Foundation Fellowship Program’, based at 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 2024 Artists Residency Program is now accepting applications.
Mid-career artists and scholars who have submitted a completed application.
- one to two months in residence at the Dora Maar House
- the Dora Maar House has four private bedrooms, each with a private bath, three studies for writers and scholars, a studio for artists, and a piano. There are shared kitchen, library, living and dining rooms, along with two beautiful gardens. The house is equipped with high-speed wireless internet, printer, fax, and laptops for the fellows’ convenience.
- 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
- 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