Arts in France

PF/PCA Arts in France

Join the Center for the Arts in France this Summer

Apply now, limited spots available

PF/PCA is partnering with Saint Francis University to offer retreats and artist residencies for adults in a centuries-old monastery in Ambialet, France. Pittsburgh Arts in France.

Retreats
The retreats offer individuals a semi-structured schedule, with the opportunity to visually and culturally explore a region rich in history, architecture and landscape. Participants travel together to local towns and villages, mountainous landscapes, rivers and valleys on scheduled fieldtrips but also have the opportunity to work on their own or in small groups. A typical day will consist of photo shoots, demonstrations or critiques with the group in the morning, individual studio time in the afternoon and socializing in the evening. Afternoon sessions in French language and cooking are also available as a part of the program.

Photography with Sue Abramson, Professor of Photography at Pittsburgh Filmmakers
July 3 – 12 and July 12 – 19
1 week, $800 for members, $1,000 for non-members 
2 weeks, $1,400 for members, $1,600 for non-members

Painting/Drawing from Observation with Ron Donoughe, teaching artist at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
July 19 – Sunday, August 2
$1,400 for members, $1,600 for non-members

Travel Writing with Sarah Leavans, teaching artist at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
July 19 – Sunday, August 2
$1,400 for members, $1,600 for non-members

Artist Residencies
Artist Residencies at Le Prieuré are for one to four weeks to work in the studio, one's room, or on the grounds of the monastery. These are ideal for those wanting a concentrated time to work on their own or to reenergize their studio practice. Painters, musicians, writers may find the time and space most useful. Residencies are self-directed, with optional participation in discussions, critiques, fieldtrips and afternoon sessions in French language and cooking.

July 3 – 12
9 days, $600 for members, $650 for non-members

July 12 – 19
7 days, $450 for members, $500 for non-members

July 3-19
16 days, $900 for members, $1,000 for non-members

July 19 – August 2
14 days, $800 for members, $900 for non-members

Room and Board
Room and Board for both retreats and artist residencies ranges from $1,100-$1,800 for a two week stay, depending on room – single, double or 3-4 people/room

Ranges from $500-$1,000 for a one week stay, depending on room – single, double or 3-4 people/room

Important Dates
January 12 -- Information Session, Simmons Hall (PCA), 6:00-7:30pm
January 30-- Application Due
February 6-- Acceptance Notice
March 6-- Registration and $300 non-refundable deposit due
May 1-- Final Payment Due

Downloads
Liaison World Wide Brochure

2015 Application (PDF)

2015 Online Application

2015 Info Packet