Emerging artists are invited to consider how their practice could be developed within the structure of a six-week residency in Paris. The residency's aim is to enhance the individual's independent practice by providing them with the space, guidance, and resources necessary to fully investigate a defined project. Residents work from a large communal studio; in addition, they have access to the ceramics, welding, woodworking and mold-making workshops, photography studio and darkroom, printmaking facility, fashion atelier and computer lab. Visiting professional artists, designers, curators, and writers engage with residents via lectures, critiques, and workshops. Visits to museums, contemporary exhibitions and cultural spaces in and around Paris will be organized to complement and enrich residents' creative development.
Previous guest artists, curators, and writers, mentors, and site visits
Last year, guest artists included Alesdair Duncan, Shahin Afrassiabi, and Gyan Panchal. Guest curators and writers included Tom Trevatt, Alix Dionot-Morani, and Caroline Hancock. Video artist Hsuan Hsuan Wu also participated as a mentor. Site visits included the studio of artist and film maker Eric Baudelaire, as well as a tour at Main d'Oeuvres art studio with curator Isabelle Le Normand.
Eligibility / applicaton
The Residency program is open to rising seniors in BFA programs and students who have graduated from a BFA program in the last 2 years. Creative Residency is by application and candidates must submit a statement of intent as well as examples of their work to be reviewed by PCA Admissions. The Priority deadline is the 1st of March 2013, and the final deadline is the 15th of April 2013. The participation fee is 2600 euros. A small number of merit-based partial tuition scholarships will be awarded to select students who apply by the March 1st deadline. Applicants who miss the priority deadline are not eligible for scholarships. Scholarship students are chosen by the Creative Residency admissions committee and will be announced via email in April 2013.
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About Paris College of Art (PCA)
Founded in 1921, Paris College of Art (PCA) is a private university in Paris, France. The university is a degree-granting institution of higher learning under the authority of the State of Delaware and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). PCA's mission is to provide the highest standard of art and design education, taught within an American pedagogical paradigm, while being influenced and informed by our French and European environment. Our international faculty is comprised of 100 leaders in the art, design, and business industries in Europe and courses are taught in English. PCA offers an interdisciplinary education for 300 full-time students coming from 50 different countries, and awards BFA degrees in Art History, Theory & Criticism; Communication Design; Illustration; Fashion Design; Fine Arts; and Photography as well as a BBA degree in Design Management. The university also offers study abroad, certificate, summer, and university preparation programs. Additional information is available at www.paris.edu.