English / French
1 to 3 months
Paid by artist 

The fee 1750€ (1 month residency) covers :

  • Private bedroom in self catering apartment with shared kitchen, bathroom, dining/sitting room and gardens.
  • Fine quality French cuisine (evening meal on weekdays)
  • Individual studio
  • Academic support and regular discussion of work and access to relevant documentation.
  • Documentation of studio practice.
  • Daily support for artists to encourage integration within the community.
  • Editing and translation of written text.
  • Organisation and promotion of Open Studios at the end of the residency for the public.
  • Promotion of the artists residency via DRAWinternational's website, radio and local newspapers.
  • Cultural visits.
Application guidelines 

Artists are selected on the quality of their residency proposal, it's relevance to DRAW's philosophy and environment and evidence of previous artistic work.





DRAWinternational offers artists the opportunity for sustained concentration in a supportive professional studio environment. The centre is in the heart of a small medieval village, a rural community with a growing number of artists and craftspeople. DRAWinternational is a non profit organisation that caters for creative people in pursuit of new and dynamic form, in preparation for exhibition, publication or postgraduate qualification.

The AiR programme aims to support artists in their professional practice/research and encourage creative exchange. Artists are selected on the quality of their residency proposal, it's relevance to DRAW's philosophy and the environment and evidence of previous artistic work. The centre organises events (exhibitions, open workshops and seminars/presentations) to promote it's activities and share creative experience and opportunities within the public domain. Artists should have an open attitude in order to engage in new perspectives/experiences/challenges and to facilitate reflection and communication. Artists are encouraged to integrate and build a rapport within the community to maintain the genuine interest in DRAWinternational's activities and each artists' particular contribution.


Artists are encouraged to share their experience with the public through open studio events, exposition, presentation, performance, and workshops.

Accommodation Information 

Artists are accommodated in self catering apartments with private rooms at our recently acquired building "l'ancienne gendarmerie" and also at the centre. The centre provides weekday evening meals for all artists and uses fresh local produce in order to create delicious menus that incorporate regional specialities.

Studio Information 

Artists are allocated individual studio spaces to suit particular project requirements both at the "gendarmerie" and at the centre with unlimited access. Additional facilities include, flexible studio space for large scale works/installation/performance/music, technical workshop, etching press, top loading kiln and technical assistance.

Technical Information 

Facilities :
- Studio space : 3D, 2D, research/ documentation facilities
- Gallery : exhibition space (publicity /catalogues/video/documentation)
- Materials
- Professional support
- Cultural visits
- Full board and lodging “en famille” / self catering apartments
- Airport transfers.


DRAWinternational is located in the centre of a medieval village just off the market square, our newly acquired accomodation/studios spaces and gardens are 2 mins from the centre on the hillside overlooking the village.

rue du château
82160 Caylus
00 33 (0)5 63 24 16 19

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