Open call 2024 – Artists in exile

Artist in Residence: DRAWinternational
Drawing research centre Caylus,
Tarn and Garonne, Occitanie, France 

Les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse and DRAWinternational, who have collaborated since 2018 on curated exhibitions of works from the Abattoirs's collections, and hosted artists from Ukraine in 2022 and 2023, are joining forces in 2024 to host an artist in residence in Caylus for for a professional artist living in exile in France, whose country of origin no longer allows him or her to work.

DRAW - drawing, research, action and works
The centre is a place for research, experimentation and production of drawing in all its forms, which examines concepts, methods and significance of material within the discipline of contemporary drawing and encourages the sharing and exchange between the artist and the public. DRAW hosts international artists who, for several weeks, take possession of the studios to reflect, experiment and create works. DRAW's support is both practical and theoretical at the heart of contemporary thinking. 

Workshop - Accommodation
The artist has a studio and independent accommodation in a medieval building in the centre of the village. Additional facilities include a large space, technical workshop, etching press, top loading oven and technical support. Internet access via Wifi for personal laptops. A gallery space for works in progress or completed works is also available where appropriate. The artist is offered academic support and access to relevant documentation. Regular discussion of work to include individual and group critiques and practical workshops if requested. Documentation of studio practice. Support for artists to encourage integration within the community. Editing and translation of written texts.  An evening meal is provided by the centre for all artists once a week and artists are taken on cultural visits in relation to their particular projects. DRAW organizes events such as, exhibitions, open workshops and seminars/presentations, Open Studios event , to promote it's activities, share creative experience and opportunities within the public domain. 

Duration of residency
8 weeks – September - October 2024 

Fees and support
Les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie covers the cost of the residency for 8 weeks (studio and accommodation), travel to Caylus and a €2,000 creation grant - this does not include meals. 

Residency Restitution
Les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse will organize an exhibition of the work produced during the residency at les Abattoirs, in Toulouse, in December 2024. 

Application requirements: 

Please send your application in French or English to 

before 10 July, 2024