L'Adour in front of La Petite Escalère, October 2017. Photo Corinne Crabos.

Open Call | Joint Residence | Contemporary Art & Landscapes | Visual Artists

Open Calls - Spring 2018

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La Petite Escalère and voyons voir | art contemporain et territoire, are accepting application for their Spring 2018 joint residency. This residency program aims to explore two territories shaped by the presence of water as a natural element structuring at once landscapes and human activities.
With this open call, LPE and VV would like to offer an artist to discover and question two sites, their differencies and common features—history, landscape, usage and practice—as two challenges, two grounds for imagination and creation.

This call for applications is open to visual artists from all nationalities and ages. It offers a stipend, production fees, accomodation on both sites and covers travel expenses.  For more information, download the full open call Open Call Spring 2018.


Prior to the residency period, the resident will organize a one-day exploratory trip to the  Domaine de Suriane (Saint-Chamas) in order to be able to initiate right away a dialogue between the 2 landscapes;

– A 1-month creation period at La Petite Escalère (close to Bayonne, France) in March 2018 (dates to be determined with the selected candidate);
– A 1-month production period at the Domaine de Suriane vineyard, voyons voir partner site, in April 2018 (dates to be determined with the selected candidate)

The works conceived and produced during this joint residency will be exhibited on site : at the Domaine de Suriane during the summer and at La Petite Escalère during the fall.


Residency periods: 4 weeks in March at LPE, 4 weeks in April at Suriane long with a one-day exploratory trip before the beginning of the residency.
Application deadline: November 26, 2017, midnight
Meeting with short list applicants (teleconference or phone): before December 11, 2017
Final selection announcement: December 15, 2017

Selection Process

Admission criteria are: project relevance, its coherence with the theme of the open call and with the residency locations, its ability to adapt to, understand and reveal the specificity of both landscapes and territories.
The resident will be selected by an artistic committee comprised of representants of both organisations along with distinguished art professionals, artists and environnemental experts. First selection after review of applications, final selection after phone interviews.
If a driver’s licence is not mandatory, it is strongly prefered.


Applications should be sent only by e-mail (attachment or Dropbox / Wetransfer/… links). The e-mail title should indicate the last name and first name of the candidate as per the following example: Residence_LPExVV-2018_LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME.

Deadline: Sunday, November 26, 2017, midnight
Email: residencelpevv@gmail.com

Applications should include the following documents, all PDF format (5 MG max), titled following the LASTNAME_Firstname_file-description.pdf :

– a resumé with complete information, SIRET #, Maison des Artistes or Agessa # for French residents (with the mention « précompté » or « dispensé »);
– a portfolio presenting the candidate’s work;
– a letter describing the applicant’s interest in the residency and how the program can be an asset in his/her career, a his/her creative process, along with his/her project for the residency (can include drawings, simulations, etc.);
– for French residents only, a proof of subscription to the Maison des artistes or the Agessa for the current year ;
– copy of valid driver’s licence if applicable.

NB: By following the above instructions, you will help us properly processing the numerous applications we receive. All documents must be sent together. No reminder will be sent and no additional documents will be accepted. Incomplete applications will be discarded.