CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – Residency at Villa Vassilieff Paris

Pernod Ricard and Villa Vassilieff – Fellowship 2020

Deadline for applications: April 30, 2019

The Pernod Ricard Fellowship is conceived as a research and artistic platform, experimenting with non‑linear models of generating and distributing knowledge to encourage different possible connections between researchers, contemporary artists, cultural institutions, non‑profit organizations and the general public.

Inheriting the cosmopolitan and convivial spirit of the historical studio, art academy and artists’ cantina founded and run by Marie Vassilieff in the heart of Montparnasse, the Fellows enjoy a tailor‑made support, special meetings with local or international researchers and art professionals relevant to their needs, and access to a rich network of institutions in France and abroad such as Centre Pompidou (a long‑term, privileged partner of Pernod Ricard and Bétonsalon – Center for Art and Research).

Fellows benefit from the research programs developed by Villa Vassilieff in collaboration with museums, private and public archives, universities and art schools, with a focus on rarely explored resources.

The Pernod Ricard Fellowship ambitions to offer a sustainable support for artists, by involving local and international partners.The Fellowship aims at questioning our relationship to history and heritage in contact with current cultural and social issues, offering various pathways for conducting new investigations and collecting multiple stories of our globalized world.

The Villa Vassilieff ’s ongoing program of multiple events and encounters will facilitate the imagination of new modalities for dialogue, exchange, work and production.



The Fellowship

  • A 3-month residency in a in a private studio at Villa Vassilieff
  • A 6000 euro grant to cover living expenses in Paris
  • A 5000 euro production & research grant
  • A tailor-made program of meetings and visits
  • 1 or 2 round-trips to Paris
  • Access to unexplored resources
  • An exceptional network of collaborators, with Centre Pompidou as main partner

Members of the Artistic Committee

Manuel Borja-Villel, Director, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
Patrick D. Flores, Professor, University of the Philippines Department of Art Studies and Curator, Vargas Museum, Quezon City, Philippines
Bill Kouélany, Artist & Artistic Director, Les Ateliers Sahm, Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
Jochen Volz, Director, Pinacoteca de São Paulo, Brazil
Colette Barbier, Director, Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard, Paris, France
Bernard Blistène, Director, MNAM CCI – Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Mélanie Bouteloup, Director, Bétonsalon – Center for Art and Research & Villa Vassilieff, Paris, France

Selection Process

Every year, 4 international Fellows (artists, curators and researchers) are invited by an Artistic Committee for a 3‑month residency on the basis of a research proposal. This year, the Pernod Ricard Fellowship focuses on four geographical zones:

  • Southern Europe
  • Asia
  • Central & South America
  • Africa

Deadline for applications: April 30, 2019

Selection of the four fellows by the Artistic commitee: June, 2019


More information about the application process to the Fellowship program HERE

And for more information about Villa Vassilieff, please visit the website of the Villa.


About Villa Vassilieff – Pernod Ricard Fellowship:

Villa Vassilieff intends to reconnect with the history of its location by inviting artists and researchers to take a contemporary look at the heritage of Montparnasse. The exhibitions and public programs focus on exploring lesser‑known resources and aim at re‑writing and diversifying historical art narratives.

In addition, the Villa embodies a hub for dialogue addressing our current political situation. It aspires to generate an economy of conviviality, where visitors can spend time chatting around artworks and discussing personal experience and collective memories. The Villa joined forces with leading sponsor Pernod Ricard to create the Pernod Ricard Fellowship, a residency program inviting four international artists, curators, or researchers every year in the Pernod Ricard studio at Villa Vassilieff.

The Pernod Ricard Fellowship allows for an extensive research period without any obligation for the creation of artworks.

Villa Vassilieff is run by Bétonsalon ‑ Center for Art and Research, both are cultural institutions of the city of Paris, certified contemporary art centers of national interest by the French Ministry of Culture.

Bétonsalon ‑ Center for Art and Research, offers a space of collective reflection that combines both artistic and academic practices and questions the production and dissemination of knowledge. The activities of Bétonsalon develop in a process‑based, collaborative and discursive manner, following dif‑ferent time spans, in cooperation with various local, national and international organi zations, and pre‑sent themselves under different forms. Exhibitions are enriched by different associated events (work‑shops, conferences, performances, round table discussions…). Seminars and workshops are organizedin collaboration with teachers from the University Paris 7. Off‑site research projects are led in partnership with other institutions and residency programs are offered for researchers, artists and curators.