Artists in an Olivegarden residency in F-ARLES offers an idyllic and quiet retreat in an old, charming and recently renovated farmhouse in Arles. The Unesco City (with its beautiful light and roman architecture) 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“. The beautiful laneways offer a variety of coffee-shops, bakeries, art-museums, galleries and bookshops to enjoy as the River-Rhone gently or wildly gently flows by.     


Artists in an Olivegarden suits international contemporary 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 and frogs. 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, soft sculptors, mixed-media, film, environmental artists and conceptual- video- and media-artists. The ideal residents are self-motivated, open, independent, tolerant, community-living approved, 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 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 participation in 2020 is December 2019. For more information, fees and the applications available after September 2019, contact: Claudia Froelich, artsatrium(ät)gmail.com.