La Petite Escalère is now accepting applications for its Spring
2013 residency program for international visual artists.
About the program
LPE offers two residencies each year, one
in the spring and one in the fall, each time hosting a single artist (two
artists if developing a collaborative project) for a minimum of 1 week (2
for international artists) and up to 4 weeks at a time.
provides its residents with the opportunity to develop a specific project
or pursue personal research in an unique setting and offers full
accommodations, a weekly stipend and transportation to and from LPE.
LPE's history, collection and landscape naturally bring up artistic
practices that question and involve notions of landscape, nature, and their
connections with the visual arts. But the residencies are not
exclusively limited to those inquiries and are open to investigation of a
wide range of concerns, hopefully giving rise to new ideas, approaches and
creations based on a free, open and personal dialogue with LPE, its
territory and heritage.
A publication documenting the
residencies and conceived in collaboration with the residents is published
and distributed by LPE each year.
No production is required at the end
of the residency. Each resident is free of his/her time and work during
his/her stay at LPE. But he or she agrees to dedicate half a day per week
of residency to education programs, meeting and sharing with different
groups around their work and experience.
To read more about the
program, view past residencies, and download the application form please
NB: The Spring 2013 residency is limited to visual artists
applicants. Applications from other disciplines will not be accepted.
For information about upcoming residencies, please check our website.
Residents are selected by LPE's
Board, together with an artistic committee comprised of distinguished art
professionals, artists and intellectuals.
acceptance are artistic excellence and commitment, affinity with LPE's
missions and concerns, and the ability to speak French, English or Spanish
in order to facilitate the resident's stay at LPE and the outreach and
education programs around his/her work.
Two categories of
artists will be more specifically considered:
- On one hand emerging artists for whom such an experience would
contribute to career development.
- On the other, established artists for whom LPE can offer a fresh
approach to nature and sculpture.
- Spring Residency 2013: April 29–June 30, 2013
- Application deadline: October 15, 2012
- Interview with pre-selected candidates: before December 15, 2012
- Final notification: no later than January 15, 2013
Located in the Southwest of France, on the
banks of the Adour River, La Petite Escalère covers approximately 70
acres of marshland, meadows and wooded areas, and is host to more than 50
sculptures by renowned modern and contemporary artists.
dialogue between sculptures and nature, LPE has become a platform dedicated
to creation, research and exchange around art, landscape and