Founded in 1989 by members of the Calder family in collaboration with the Centre national des arts plastiques (CNAP), the Atelier Calder residency program offers artists the opportunity to pursue projects and create new work in the exceptional environment of Alexander Calder’s studio and home in Saché, France, designed by the artist himself. The works produced during the residency are presented to the public at the end of the session during an open studio weekend.
The residency can also serve as an opportunity for the artist to realize works that will be exhibited in a public institution, in collaboration with the Atelier Calder.
Residency Conditions The Atelier Calder offers three residencies per year, each of which lasts for three months: March–May, June–September, September–December. During the residency, artists enjoy living in Calder’s home and working in his studio.
The Atelier features 3,200 square feet of studio space complete with a workshop equipped with general tools. The lower level opens onto a large quay, which doubles as an outdoor work area and loading dock.
The house features nearly 5,000 square feet of floor space, including an expansive kitchen and living room, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a long corridor that serves as both an office and a library. Residents are provided with a vehicle during their stay.
Candidacy Artists are selected by the Atelier’s Board of Directors, in consultation with a committee of art historians, curators, and members of the French Ministry of Culture and Communication (DRAC Centre), the Région Centre, and the CNAP. Selections are based on portfolio submissions, which should include a CV, a written project description, and documentation of work (photos, videos, CD/DVD, etc.).
These documents should be sent to the Atelier Calder, BP 59, 37190 Saché, France.
For further information, please call: +33 247 452 929