Terra Summer Residency Fellowships in Giverny, France

Deadline: 15 January 2020
Open to: visual artists with a master’s degree or doctoral candidate researching American art visual culture
Benefits: a USD 5,000 stipend, a travel contribution and lodging in the Terra Foundation residences and daily lunches


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:

  • 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.
  • 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.

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.)


Terra Summer Residency fellows receive:

  • A USD 5,000 stipend (artists receive an additional USD 300 for the purchase of materials);
  • A travel contribution (up to USD 500 for individuals traveling from Europe, up to USD 1,200 for individuals traveling from the US and Canada, and up to USD 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 guests.

How to apply?

  • To apply as a visual artist, click here.
  • To apply as a doctoral candidate, click here.

For more information, please visit the official web page.