Terra Summer Residency 2022 for emerging Artists worldwide (Funded to Giverny, France)

Application Deadline: January 17, 2022.

The Terra Summer Residency is the foundation’s annual, interdisciplinary program for doctoral scholars and artists worldwide. The program encourages independent work on dissertations and artistic projects, while providing thematic seminars on topics of current interest to the field of American art, visual and material culture, and artistic practice. Mentoring by established scholars and artists is offered, as well as guest lectures from art professionals to foster reflection about more equitable, inclusive, and sustainable practices.

The Terra Foundation prioritizes scholarly and artistic projects that interrogate and broaden definitions of American art and supports projects engaged in transforming or complicating how the story of American art is told. To expand histories of American art, we encourage projects that reflect a commitment to inclusive and equitable research and creative practice; generate new scholarship and interpretive frameworks; employ critical methodologies and innovative models; and/or engage diverse partners and audiences. Given the international and interdisciplinary nature of the program, Terra encourage interest in and projects that allow for cross-cultural dialogue.


The Terra Foundation supports projects that foster expansive narratives of American art. Recognizing current and historical inequities in presentations and understandings of American art history, the foundation’s priority is to address these imbalances and exclusions and center the voices of scholars and artists who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or people of color.

Candidates worldwide are invited to apply.

Applicants may be either:

a) Doctoral candidates of all disciplines researching American art and visual culture (for example, 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, and Social Sciences).

All visual art categories are eligible except architecture and commercial film/animation.

Candidates already at the writing stage of their dissertations are particularly encouraged to apply.

b) Artists with a Master of Fine Arts, other master’s degree, or its equivalent at the time of application.

Located in the foundation’s houses in Giverny, France (about one hour from Paris), the nine-week residency aims to provide participants with an opportunity to listen and learn from each other, to compare cross-cultural and interdisciplinary perspectives, and to form professional networks and collaborations. In addition to a stipend, fellows receive on-site lodging, use of working facilities, lunches, and weekly round-trip train tickets to Paris.

Application Procedure

To apply for this fellowship, applications must be submitted online. Applications will only be considered if they include a completed application form, the required materials therein, and two letters of recommendation.

Applications are reviewed by two external selection committees that each reflect a diverse range of backgrounds, perspectives, and approaches: one for the scholar applicants, comprising scholars with demonstrated expertise in American art and visual culture; and one for the artist applicants, comprising artists, curators, and other arts professionals.


In addition to lodging and lunches, Terra Summer Residency fellows receive a $5,000 stipend (artists receive an additional $300 for the purchase of materials); as well as a travel contribution (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 additional destinations).

Deadlines –

Online applications for the 2022 program are open from October 15, 2021, to January 17, 2022. Applicants are notified of award decisions in April 2022.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Terra Summer Residency 2022


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