Located in the heart of the old town Vallauris, A.I.R. Vallauris (Artists in Residence), a non-profit association, welcomes artists from around the world to its lodgings and studios to meet with local artists and to research and create new works in a unique setting, A.I.R. Vallauris has welcomed over 280 international artists since its creation in 2001.
The association has three primary objectives:
• Hosting international artists and the support of contemporary creation
• Education in (primarily, but not exclusively) the field of ceramic arts
• The organisation and realisation of cultural events.
A.I.R. Vallauris accommodates several artists at a given time for a period of one to two months, in its residence and studios. Using different mediums, artists (ceramists, sculptors, painters, photographers, videographers and multimedia artists) work from an equipped studio, live in individual furnished spaces and are afforded access to a gallery where their works are displayed and celebrated at the end of their residency period. Media involvement encourages the interest of an invited and engaged audience. The quality of artistic creation is one of the major concerns addressed by the program. A selection committee evaluates applicants based on their artistic experience, merit and project proposal. Now entering its 17th season, A.I.R. Vallauris has welcomed over 280 international artists since its conception in 2001