The Terra Summer Residency Fellowships in Giverny, France

The Terra Summer Residency Fellowships in Giverny, France

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Deadline : January 15, 2021

Applications for the Terra Summer Residency Fellowships 2021 are now open. The 2021 Terra Summer Residency will be held from June 7 until August 6 in Giverny, France. The program is only accepting applications for scholars for the 2021 residency since the artist residency positions for 2021 have already been filled (2020 selected artists were asked to postpone their residencies until 2021). The program aims to achieve the following goals.

  • To enrich and enlarge the field of American art scholarship by supporting worldwide scholarly engagement, cross-cultural dialogue, and exhibitions and projects that explore American visual art made before 1980;
  • Increase opportunities for international audiences to experience and learn about historical American art through exhibitions and related educational programming; and
  • To increase the awareness, enjoyment, and appreciation of historical American art for general audiences, K–12 teachers, and the academic community in Chicago.

The Terra Summer Residency was founded in 2001 with an aim of bringing together doctoral scholars of American art and emerging artists worldwide for a nine-week residential program in Giverny, France. The program will facilitate all participants during this summer residence, including on-site lodging, use of working facilities, and lunches for the duration of the residency. The program encourages independent work while providing seminars and mentoring by senior scholars and artists to foster reflection and debate. Through this Summer Residency, you will have the opportunity to widen your academic and creative horizons, explore international cultural perspectives, and forge lifelong exchanges and professional networks.


In addition to a stipend, fellows receive on-site lodging, use of working facilities, and lunches for the duration of the residency. A summary of the scholarship support is detailed below

  • You will receive A $5,000 stipend and artists receive an additional $300 for the purchase of materials
  • All selected recipients will receive a travel contribution of up to $500 for individuals traveling from Europe, up to $1,200 for individuals traveling from the US and Canada, and up to $1,500 for individuals traveling from other destinations
  • Participants will be housed in the Terra Foundation residences and will receive daily lunches.
  • Due to the nature and format of the program, the residency does not accommodate family members (including partners and children) or other guests.
  • Applicants from all over the world are encouraged to apply for the summer program
  • The program id open to doctoral candidates researching American art and visual culture or its role in a context of international artistic exchange prior to 1980.
  • Candidates at the dissertation-writing stage are encouraged to apply.
  • You may apply if you are a visual artist with a master’s degree or its equivalent at the time of application.
  • Applicants must have completed their degree within the past five years if they are to be considered for the program.

Applicants must submit their applications online using the provided Terra Summer Residency Application. You will need to be recommended by your dissertation advisor or professor or previous art-school supervisor. Each professor may recommend a maximum of two candidates each year. As the program’s working language of the program is English, all applicants are expected to be fluent while knowledge of French is an asset but not required.

As soon as the selection committee receives all the valid applications for the Terra Summer Residency, applicants will then be evaluated by an independent jury on intellectual and creative excellence, scholarly and artistic accomplishments, and ability to contribute in a collegial and interdisciplinary community.

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