Dora Maar Fellowship
Outstanding mid-career professionals in the arts and humanities are encouraged to apply for residencies from the Brown Foundation Fellows Program at the Dora Maar House.
Located in the village of Ménerbes, one of the most beautiful regions of Southern France, this 18th-century town house was purchased in 1944 by Pablo Picasso for Dora Maar (1907–1997), the artist and Surrealist photographer who was Picasso’s companion and muse in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Maar owned the house until her death, after which a resident of both Houston and Ménerbes bought and renovated the house to transform it into a retreat for writers, scholars, and artists.
As a Dora Maar fellow, you are expected to be friendly toward the citizens of Ménerbes and to make one public presentation to them. Each fellow is required to donate to Dora Maar House one drawing, publication, or other work created during the residency. The MFAH asks that you recognize The Brown Foundation Fellows Program at the Dora Maar House in the acknowledgments of any publication resulting from your fellowship.
The MFAH provides travel expenses to and from the house at the beginning and end of the residency as well as reasonable shipping costs for materials such as books, research files, and art supplies. The equivalent of $50 a day is provided for living expenses. Proof that a fellow has all the necessary documents, such as passports and visas, must be provided to the MFAH at least two months prior to the residency date. The Dora Maar House is a nonsmoking environment. Fellows have the use of a large, fully equipped communal kitchen. No meal service is provided. Each fellow has a private studio, bathroom, and bedroom with a king-size bed.
Applications must be submitted online by October 15 for fellowship terms beginning February 1 or after and ending no later than June 30.
Applications must be submitted online by February15 for fellowship terms beginning July 1 or after and ending no later than December 15.