The Terra Foundation for American Art is dedicated to fostering the exploration, understanding, and enjoyment of American visual arts.
To help advance this mission, the foundation is accepting nominations for its Terra Summer Residency program. Founded in 2001, the residency brings together doctoral scholars of American art and emerging artists worldwide for a nine-week residential program in the historic village of Giverny, France. The program encourages independent work while providing seminars and mentoring by senior scholars and artists aimed at fostering reflection and debate.
In addition to a $5,000 stipend and a travel contribution of up to $500, fellows receive on-site lodging, use of working facilities, and lunches for the duration of the residency.
Nominees must be either a visual artist with a master’s degree or its equivalent at the time of application (preference is given to those who have completed a degree within the past five years), or a doctoral candidate researching American art and visual culture or its role in a context of international artistic exchange prior to 1980. Applicants must be nominated by their dissertation advisor or professor or previous art-school supervisor. Each professor may nominate a maximum of two candidates a year.
For complete program guidelines, information about past fellows, and nomination and application instructions, see the Terra Foundation website.