International Artist Residency at La Napoule Art Foundation, Autumn 2023
International Artist Residencies offer up to eight artists the opportunity to live and work at the Château de La Napoule complex. These residencies focus on individual artistic expression and exploration. At the core is a belief in the value of the shared experience of personal, professional, and artistic discovery that takes place within a supportive environment of peers. Residencies are open to all artistic genres.
Residents are housed in single rooms in the recently renovated Villa Marguerite, located across a small street from the Château. Rooms are equipped with private baths and each has sea or garden views. Wireless internet is available. Linen service is provided weekly. There is a washing machine, dryer, and clothesline at the Villa for residents’ use.
LNAF provides breakfast and dinner on weekdays. Meals are often held in the Château’s gothic dining room, providing the opportunity for exchange and community. For lunches and weekend meals, residents have full access to the kitchen in the Villa Marguerite to store and prepare their own food. The village of La Napoule also offers numerous restaurants and cafés just a few blocks from the Villa and Château.
LNAF provides each resident with a stipend, plus a studio space in which to work. Studios are located throughout the Château property, some inside the castle and some in towers on its grounds. Artists are asked to address any specific requirements for studio space in their applications.
Long sought after for its exquisite sunlight, the Côte d’Azur has inspired and produced centuries of artists. Additionally, its rich saturation of cultural institutions–museums, theaters, festivals and research centers–make it one of the most vibrant communities in which to live.
La Napoule Art Foundation offers artists-in-residence a unique environment of interdisciplinary collaboration and creativity at the Château de La Napoule. Removed from the distractions of daily life and surrounded by the inspiring light of the Mediterranean, LNAF residencies provide an unencumbered setting to exchange ideas and create.
In an effort to preserve Henry and Marie Clews’ lifelong commitment to the arts, the Foundation promotes exceptional talents — both recognized and emerging — on the international scene, through cooperation with major organizations and leaders in the arts worldwide.
The Château de La Napoule is located in the historic seaside town of Mandelieu-La Napoule on the French Riviera. Situated on a spectacular site overlooking the sea, the building dates to the 14th century and is recognized as a monument historique for its incredible restoration and architectural details. The former home of early 20th century American sculptor, Henry Clews, and his architect wife, Marie, it is now a museum housing Clews’ atelier and work, an impressive collection of 19th century Clews’ Staffordshire Pottery, and additional galleries for hosting exhibits. The six acres of magnificent gardens surrounding the property have been honored as a jardin remarquable. Set within this walled compound is the sunny belle epoque Villa Marguerite. This mansion, located just across the gardens from the beaches, was the former home of the Austrian Princess of Pless.