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The Terra Summer Residency Fellowships in Giverny, France

Deadline : January 17, 2022

Applications for the Terra Summer Residency Fellowships 2022 are now open. The 2022 Terra Summer Residency will be held in Giverny, France. This programme is dedicated to Doctoral scholars and Artists from all around the world. The programme is runs for a duration of nine (9) weeks program in Giverny, France.

This program aims to achieve the following goals.

  • To enrich and enlarge the field of American art scholarship by supporting worldwide scholarly engagement, cross-cultural dialogue, and exhibitions and projects that explore American visual art made before 1980.
  • Increase opportunities for international audiences to experience and learn about historical American art through exhibitions and related educational programming.
  • To increase the awareness, enjoyment, and appreciation of historical American art for general audiences, K–12 teachers, and the academic community in Chicago.

The Terra Summer Residency was founded in 2001, the program will facilitate all participants during this summer residence, including on-site lodging, use of working facilities, and lunches for the duration of the residency. Through this Summer Residency, you will have the opportunity to widen your academic and creative horizons, explore international cultural perspectives, and forge lifelong exchanges and professional networks.


In addition to a stipend, fellows receive on-site lodging, use of working facilities, and lunches for the duration of the residency. A summary of the scholarship support is detailed below

  • You will receive A $5,000 stipend and artists receive an additional $300 for the purchase of materials
  • All selected recipients will receive a travel contribution of up to $500 for individuals traveling from Europe, up to $1,200 for individuals traveling from the US and Canada, and up to $1,500 for individuals traveling from other destinations
  • Participants will be housed in the Terra Foundation residences and will receive daily lunches.
  • Due to the nature and format of the program, the residency does not accommodate family members (including partners and children) or other guests.


  • Applicants from all over the world are encouraged to apply for the summer program
  • The program is open to doctoral candidates researching American art and visual culture.
  • Priority is given to doctoral scholars in one of the following disciplines.
    • African American Studies
    • African Diaspora Studies
    • American Studies
    • Arab American Studies
    • Art History
    • Asian American Studies
    • Black Studies
    • Curatorial Studies
    • Disability Studies
    • English
    • Environmental Studies
    • Film Studies
    • Gender and Women’s Studies
    • Global Asian Studies
    • History
    • Latinx Studies
    • Middle Eastern Studies
    • Migration Studies
    • Museum and Exhibition Studies
    • Native American and Indigenous Studies
    • Performance Studies
    • Philosophy
    • Refugee and Forced Migration Studies
    • Social Sciences
  • Candidates at the dissertation-writing stage are encouraged to apply.
  • You may apply if you are a visual artist with a master’s degree or its equivalent at the time of application.
  • Applicants must have completed their degree within the past five years if they are to be considered for the program.


Applicants must submit their applications online using the provided Terra Summer Residency Application. You will need to be recommended by your dissertation advisor or professor or previous art-school supervisor.

Each professor may recommend a maximum of two candidates each year. As the program’s working language of the program is English, all applicants are expected to be fluent while knowledge of French is an asset but not required.

As soon as the selection committee receives all the valid applications for the Terra Summer Residency, applicants will then be evaluated by an independent jury on intellectual and creative excellence, scholarly and artistic accomplishments, and ability to contribute in a collegial and interdisciplinary community.

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