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CIAP Ile de Vassivière

CIAP Ile de Vassivière

  • Beaumont-du-Lac,
  • France
The Centre international d'art et du paysage is launching in October 2012, a new programme of artists' residencies in the Castle on Vassivière Island. The singular history of Lake Vassivière, the striking character of this artificial island's landscape, the cultural assets of the Limousin Region and the superb renovation of this new space combine to provide a remarkable setting for artists and researchers, for reflection and experimentation.

The Castle – home to the artists' residency programme organised by the art centre as a complement to the exhibitions and the Sculpture Wood – is intended to foster inspiration and the shaping of projects in a time frame marked by shifting seasons and climates. The residencies are open to three artists and/or researchers applying separately or as a group to submit a research and creation project linked to the landscape and/or the history of the Art Centre site in the following domains:

Professional visual artists, for a research and experimentation project preparatory to an exhibition in another venue, or wishing to explore new work methods and emphases.

Writers, anthropologists, art critics, storytellers, philosophers, film directors, etc. are invited to apply with an experimentally-inflected writing and research project – possibly in association with a publisher, university, theatre, festival, etc.

Landscapers, ethnobotanists, architects, designers, graphic designers, choreographers, etc. are invited to apply with a research and creation project, possibly as part of a coproduction with another cultural body, university, art school, etc.

The residencies emphasise a discursive and process-based approach with no fixed outcomes, yet there will be the opportunities to present aspects of the residency at CCA Derry~Londonderry in late 2016, in form of exhibition, talk, or research presentation.
Accomodation Information
3 self-contained apartments; two single person studio apartments, and one that can accommodate a family or collective. Each accommodation unit includes a fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom. Sheets, towels and crockery are provided. Heating is geothermal and there is a shared laundry.
Studio Information
Residents share open-plan work areas totalling 192 sq. metres on several different levels in the Castle, with heating, phone and Internet connection.
Technical Information

Site du CIAP

Former residents

Guillaume Robert