A.I.R Vallauris Small Art Objects – 4th edition «Fire for effect»

Located in the heart of the old town of Vallauris, France, the non-profit association A.I.R. Vallauris (Artists in Residence) welcomes international artists from all horizons to meet and collaborate with local artists and to research and create and exhibit new work in an artistic laboratory created specifically for them. The Association was created in October 2001 and has since hosted over 250 artists of more than 30 nationalities. In addition, artistic events are organized, including «Small Art Objects», from July 1 to September 24, 2017.
Small Art Objects is a fund raising undertaking sponsored by A.I.R. Vallauris and consists of a competition, involving the creation of small art objects, their exhibition and sale. A call for entries is communicated to solicit artist participation from all over the world. Small art objects can be made from any material, but are restricted in size to 15 cm x 15 cm x 15 x cm. Creations must also be consistent with the theme determined for the undertaking. Timing for this exercise is co-incident with the Fete Picasso, a popular celebration that takes place annually in Vallauris in honour of its most famous artist in residence. From 1946 and for 10 years, Picasso discovered ceramics with a passion in Vallauris.
The theme for the fourth edition of Small Art Objects is «Fire for effect», and takes place in Vallauris from July 1 to September 24, 2017. During the Picasso festival, on July 15, ten artists were awarded prizes by an international jury of Art specialists. More than one hundred creations by artists from twenty countries were first exhibited in the Atelier A.I.R. Vallauris located at 21 avenue de Cannes. For the Act II of this event, the pieces are currently exhibited at the «Café de France» Gallery, 1 avenue de Cannes in Vallauris.
Online exhibition and auction
The website www.SmallArtObjects.org has been created specifically for this event. All Small Art Objects are for sale by means of an
auction until September 24 at 10 pm Paris time (GMT + 1). All purchased works can be shipped internationally after the event.
Published through A.I.R. Vallauris Press, this catalogue presents the 121 Small Art Objects submitted for the event with photographs
and material descriptions. Biographies of the artists from 20 countries are also included. The book is 108 pages and written in both
English and French. It can be purchased in the Gallery Aqui Siam Ben and also ordered online from the Small Art Objects website.

residency opportunity: A.I.R Vallauris 2018

Call for Artists
2018 Artist residencies

Applications are open to all artists (fine-arts, crafts, design, sculpture, architecture, filmmakers) seeking an opportunity to present and realize a project in a rich cultural environment. Artists who have been working independently for at least two years may apply for an individual residential work period in A.I.R. Vallauris.
On admission, artists are provided with a private bedroom and workspace. The residence is equipped with a common kitchen for food preparation as well as a common dining area. Internet access is available from your own material through a WiFi connection.
Work studios offer facilities for working in clay including wheels and electric kilns, multimedia and painting.
There are several different residency phases throughout the year. An exhibition at the end of the residency phase gives the artists an opportunity to showcase their works created in residence to the local population.
We accept applications year-round. As we give priority according to application dates, we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. The next application deadline is August 31st.

You are invited to apply to the following residency periods :

Phase I : Tuesday, 30 January 2018 to Friday, 2 March 2018
Phase II : Tuesday, 3 April 2018 to Friday, 4 May 2018
Phase III : Tuesday, 15 May 2018 to Friday, 15 June 2018
Phase IV : Tuesday, 10 July 2018 to Friday, 10 August 2018
Phase V : Tuesday, 4 September 2018 to Friday, 5 October 2018
Phase VI : Tuesday, 23 October 2018 to Friday, 23 November 2018

For more information and to receive the application form, please email us at contact@air-vallauris.com

call for applications: A.I.R Vallauris

Located in the heart of the old town Vallauris, on the French Riviera,
A.I.R. Vallauris (Artists in Residence), a non-profit Association,
welcomes artists from around the world to meet with local artists and to
research and create new works in a unique setting.

A.I.R. Vallauris accommodates several artists at a given time for a given
time period in its residence and studios. Using different mediums, artists
(ceramists, sculptors, painters, photographers, video and multimedia) 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. Over the
thirteen year period, from April 2002, over 200 artists of 30 different
nationalities have participated in the A.I.R. Vallauris program. We invite
you to look at Facebook photo gallery (A.I.R. Vallauris) that we regularly
update and that covers most of our activities (www.air-vallauris.org).


We are currently accepting applications for our 2015 season. If you are
interested in applying for the 2015 season, the application form is
available at this link:


Applications for residencies are accepted throughout the year with
deadlines generally being the first Sunday of each month. The next
application deadlines are February 1, 2015 and March 1, 2015.

We recommend you submit your application as early as possible as your
submission date may be taken into consideration for time-slot selection
priority. The application materials can be submitted by email. Information
concerning the costs and lodging are further elaborated on the application

A.I.R. Vallauris
Place Lisnard
1, Bd des deux Vallons
06220 Vallauris

residency opportunity: AIR Vallauris

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 2nd , 2014

We are currently accepting applications for the remaining spaces in the 2014 Residency program.

We recommend you submit your application as early as possible as your
submission date may be taken into consideration for time-slot selection

The applications can be submitted by email.

To receive an application form please email us at :

For more information on the program please visit: www.air-vallauris.org/residency/application/
(Photo: Atelier Madoura – Vallauris)