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Program Details

The Residency was established to provide practicing visual artists (not students) with the opportunity to work in an extraordinary setting in France, freed from their normal routine and responsibilities.

2016 Residency Dates

  • Saturday May 28 arrival through Saturday July 23 departure


  • The Residency is open to all artists regardless of affiliation or nationality.
  • Artists enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs at the time of application are not eligible for the Residency.
  • Practicing visual artists may apply as individuals or as artist-couples. Each member of an artist-couple accepted to the Residency must attend in order for either artist to attend. 
  • The Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists provides free lodging. Residents are responsible for the cost of travel, most meals, materials, and personal expenses. 
  • The Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists is intended to provide practicing visual artists with uninterrupted time to work, and although residents are encouraged to explore Brittany's beautiful landscape, Neolithic monuments, historic sites, museums, and villages, as an aid to further their work during the Residency, any extended European travel (more than one night away) must be planned for either before or after the Residency.
  • Residents must remember that they are guests in France and should be courteous in all encounters with our French hosts.
  • Residents may not bring children or invite children to visit during the Residency period.
  • Residents may not invite guests to visit at any time during the Residency period.
  • No pets.
  • The Residency facilities are smoke-free.
  • Residents are expected to respect the privacy of others, especially when they are working.
  • The Residency abides by the Maryland Institute College of Art's policies on sexual harassment and the use of illegal substances.
  • The Residency assumes no responsibility for medical care in any circumstances or repatriation as the result of a medical emergency.  
  • The Artist Residency Program asks artists to acknowledge the Program when they exhibit or publish work undertaken during the Residency.
  • Artists will be asked to show work completed and in progress during their Residency in the Abbey exhibition space.
  • Any work sold from the Residency exhibition is subject to a 40% fee.
  • These policies are subject to change without warning.