"The question, perhaps, is this: As the writer surrenders to these new possibilities, what will be her role in this instantaneous, feedback driven, open world? Will there be a place for these other, slower thoughts, ideas that take time and quiet to flower, truths that cannot be crowdsourced?
Context is important and critical to nourishing our creative instincts. In this fast paced ‘connected’ world of today; it is necessary at times to remove ourselves in search of stillness and solitude for reflection; and re-connect with our inner muse and the original rhythms and patterns of light and life in the natural environment.
Participants must enjoy and be seeking stillness, solitude, proximity to nature and the experience of the intimacy, sights and sounds of daily life in the heart of a small, rustic, rural, French village. Please learn more about our village here www.bugarach.fr
This rugged and sublime part of France is a land of glorious color, sensuous texture, passionate weather and shifting light, where your ideas will flourish. Visits to the Mediterranean coastline, the Pyrenees mountain range; and the artistic historic villages of Collioure and Ceret are within two hours driving distance for painting, photography, drawing excursions by day. Catalonia, with its' beautiful seaside village of Cadaques, the wild Cap Creus Parc that inspired Salvador Dali, the city of Barcelona with the buildings of Antonio Gaudi; and the Picasso Museum are all within 3-4 hours drive.
The Residence at Galerie Grand rue 9 offers a unique opportunity to artists, writers, and others involved in arts related work, ; to stay in this house communally, work individually or collectively in private or shared rooms, with use of studio space, salon, garden and wifi; during the months of May through September in Bugarach. Communal cooking facilities are available in the salon; and alternatively meals can be arranged with a local restaurant in the village. Groceries can be purchased at various shops within 30 minutes drive, and there is a small market in the village on Friday evenings during the summer months. A mobile Boulangerie passes through the village 3 times per week; and please note that the nearest public transportation is 20 km. distance.
We are a ‘self service’ establishment, intent on providing visitors with a comfortable living and working situation and maximising your experience, both independently and in collaboration. The center is small, which allows us to adapt to your requirements. However, it also creates the possibility that visiting individually, it is not certain that you may meet other artists.
A short term or long term residency for individuals; and exhibition opportunities are available. All levels of experience are welcome to apply.
Individual artists are invited to contact us and send links to their websites accompanied by a written expression of interest outlining their proposed scope of work intended during their stay with us.
Artistic workshop groups of 4-6 participants can be accommodated at Galerie Grand rue 9 in shared accommodation. Larger groups can be increased to nearby accommodation in a neighboring gite.
Please contact us for further information on the Galerie Grand rue 9 Residency program, regarding availability, rates and guidelines; or if you wish to create or teach a customized group workshop.