Artistes en résidence (A·R)
Created in 2011 in Clermont-Ferrand, Artistes en résidence (A·R) is a non-profit organization that supports contemporary creation by organizing residencies for artists and researchers in the field of contemporary art. They support the international mobility of artists and the circulation of ideas and skills through the development of a vast network of local, national, and international partners.
At A·R, residencies are considered as a time entirely dedicated to research and experimentation with no obligation to produce. The goal is to provide artists with the necessary time for qualitative and in-depth research, to promote a true immersion in the residency context, and to allow for trial and error as well as critical questioning necessary for the development of artistic practices.
Inaugurated in 2020, the 100-day residency program aims at welcoming artists and researchers of all ages and nationalities to Clermont-Ferrand for a period of 100 days. Selected artists are free to organize their residency as suited to their availability, whether it be over 100 consecutive days or dispersed over the course of one year. This flexibility takes into consideration the varied realities of artists and allows time for reflection, research, and experimentation compatible with the artists’ professional and private obligations.
The artists may, if they wish, organize or take part in a public event during which they can present their work or research, regardless of the space where the said work or research was created. There is no obligation to present their work publicly if artists do not wish to do so.