Artists in an Olivegarden residency in F-ARLES offers an idyllic and quiet retreat in an old, charming and recently renovated farmhouse in Arles. Arles has become an insider arts hotspot in recent years, hosting events such as „Les rencontres de la Photographie“, exciting cultural and musical festivals, museums, galleries and the „Parc des Ateliers“. Arles was once home of the french painter Vincent van Gogh painting „starry nights“ . The intruiging light in the area and the fascinating roman architecture of the Unesco City have remained. The beautiful laneways offer a variety of coffee-shops, bakeries, art-museums, galleries and bookshops to enjoy as the River-Rhone gently flows by.

Artists in an Olivegarden suits international professional artists who are looking to produce new work, to write, curate and/or conduct arts-research. It will give artists time, space, freedom and inspiration to explore their ideas in a quite neighborhood inside a beautiful olive garden inmidst of a kingdom of birds. Artists in an olivegarden brings contemporary artists, photographers, land-artists and writers from around the world together to live and work together for a short while and have the opportunity to be inspired by each other. We provide 3 organic guest/artists studios, just fifteen bicycle-minutes away from the old part of Arles.

The Artists in an Olivegarden program provides self-contained accommodation for a self-directed residence and is open to professional writers, photographers, visual artists, researchers, conceptual- video- and media-artists. The ideal residents are self-motivated, open, independent, tolerant, flexible and care for their environment and for others. All residents are encouraged to network, and to expose themselves to the cultural and historical background of Arles and to exchange ideas. The residency might also be open for human-beings taking a sabbat month off, or for artlovers who just want to enjoy the arts in the area.

The Artists in an Olivegarden program runs generally from April to June and from September to November.  It offers stays for one month or more. Next Deadline for 2019 is December 2018. For more information and the applications available after September 2018, please contact: Claudia Froelich, artsatrium(ät)gmail.com.