French, English
4 months
Paid by host 

Budget that includes a living allowance, travel, and production costs, as well as use of live/work facilities at the dedicated residency space.

Application guidelines 

Applications – in French or English – are to be sent exclusively by email to:[email protected]. The subject line should be marked "Sculpture park residency”. Applications are limited to three attachments in PDF format. Maximum total attachments size: 10MB.

  • Portfolio presentation of recent work (excerpts of published catalogue texts and articles)
  • Full CV/résumé listing degrees/diplomas, exhibitions, publications, residencies, grants, etc., and including full contact details (postal address, email address, phone number), date and place of birth, current place of residence, work status (Social Security information and other relevant details).
  • A statement of intent for the residency, in response to the thematic of the programme (max. 500 words).

International Center of Art and Landscape at Vassivière Island

International Center of Art and Landscape at Vassivière Island

Centre international d'art et du paysage


The Centre international d’art et du paysage is launching in October 2012, a new programme of artists' residencies in the Castle on Vassivière Island, recently renovated by architects Berger&Berger and BuildingBuilding. The renovation project was financed by the Limousin Region and the Ministry of Culture and Communication – Limousin Region Cultural Affairs Office (DRAC).

The singular history of Lake Vassivière, the striking character of this artificial island's landscape, the cultural assets of the Limousin Region and the superb renovation of this new space combine to provide a remarkable setting for artists and researchers, for reflection and experimentation.

The Castle – home to the artists' residency programme organised by the art centre as a complement to the exhibitions and the Sculpture Wood – is intended to foster inspiration and the shaping of projects in a time frame marked by shifting seasons and climates. The residencies are open to three artists and/or researchers applying separately or as a group to submit a research and creation project linked to the landscape and/or the history of the Art Centre site in the following domains:

Professional visual artists, for a research and experimentation project preparatory to an exhibition in another venue, or wishing to explore new work methods and emphases.
Writers, anthropologists, art critics, storytellers, philosophers, film directors, etc. are invited to apply with an experimentally-inflected writing and research project – possibly in association with a publisher, university, theatre, festival, etc.
Landscapers, ethnobotanists, architects, designers, graphic designers, choreographers, etc. are invited to apply with a research and creation project, possibly as part of a coproduction with another cultural body, university, art school, etc.
Accommodation Information 

3 self-contained apartments; two single person studio apartments, and one that can accommodate a family or collective. Each accommodation unit includes a fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom. Sheets, towels and crockery are provided. Heating is geothermal and there is a shared laundry.

Studio Information 

Residents share open-plan work areas totalling 192 sq. metres on several different levels in the Castle, with heating, phone and Internet connection.

Technical Information 


Centre international d'art et du paysage de Vassivière,
Ile de Vassivière
87120 Beaumont du Lac
+33(0)5 55 69 27 27

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