Spring / Summer residencies 2022 – April 17th to August 30th
Application deadline 1 March. Responses by 15th March.
Disclaimer – artistic vision of space, not actually created yet!
About the residency
An Ti Glas (The Greeen House) is a rural retreat residency in Brittany, France. It’s available to artists who need space away from a busy or urban life, who want to sit with nature, or sit with an idea, or try something in complete isolation.
Residency scope includes:
- Relationships with nature
- Climate emergency
- Field recording / natural soundscape
- Botanical drawing
- Organic and self sufficient models
- Folk traditions or Celtic traditions (Breton is spoken in this area).
- Future of Celtic Identity
- Green Futures
- Gardening as artistic practice
- Plant based practice
- Digital Nomadism
- Earth Based Digital Practice
- Beyond the anthropocene
- Vernacular structures
- No waste practices
- Bodies in space / bodies in nature
- Other ideas which fit the space
There is no wifi, and all internet is routed through a 4G network, so be prepared for that!
We have a relationship with a performance space in Nantes (2.5 hours away!) so if you would like to show work in person at the end of your residency we can try to arrange a slot for you.
The space can also be used to workshop or record music, small dance or theatre ideas, painting, drawing, writing, etc. It may not be suitable for all sculpture or installation work due to the small size and a lack of workshop / tools… but do check with us if you have an idea you think might work here. We’re also open to outdoor music sculptures, or garden based objects and vernacular buildings… want to build a creative chicken coop? Or it could be just an agrarian retreat where the 21st century slips away amongst the bird song.
We can offer solo, duo & trio residencies and potentially more if some are wishing to camp. We can also offer some support in learning skills in music, music tech, disability studies, and project development & management, French language and gardening.
About the space
The house isn’t perfect, but it is pleasant.
The house has one large (5m x 8m) room downstairs with a double bed, sofa, wood burner and desk. Furniture can be removed if you need more space to move around or set up. There is a small kitchen and a small bathroom with a shower.
The attic space is set up as an art work space (it can also host a double futon if required). The attic space has good natural light and is painted white so makes a good writing, drawing or painting space. The roof is pitched so movement is restricted towards the edge of the attic space.
The site is not fully accessible (sorry). There are two steps into the house, two steps down into the kitchen, a small step up into the shower, and a narrow staircase to the attic space. However, we are experienced in disabled work, so if you have access needs please do speak to us about how we might make it work for you. We will try our best to make it happen.
The outdoor life
Should you want to commune with nature further we can provide outdoor sleeping arrangements such as a mini yurt, or bell tent. We are also making a fire pit for outdoor relaxing and cooking.
The small house sits in 1000m2 of garden, which is a work in progress, being transformed into an edible forest garden, polytunnel, and allotment space, using organisc, no dig and low effort gardening techniques. You are welcome to help with the garden if this is a source of pleasure for you. Depending on the time of year, there may also be produce from the garden for you to use.
Around the house
The nearest village is 7km away, and there is no public transport. We will help you stock up on groceries on the first day of your visit. We can also provide an electric bike, or you may wish to hire a car while you are staying.
The beautiful pink granite coast is 45 minutes car journey away, with many wild camping spots to choose from. There are forest and lake walks, medieval villages and chateaus to explore within a 30 minute (car) radius. We can arrange day trips to various locations at extra cost.
Practicalities & Costs
The nearest international airport is Paris, and then a direct train to Rennes, and on to Guingamp. Ferry ports are Plymouth – Roscoff (closest but only operational March – October) or Portmouth / Poole – Saint Malo (further but all year round). There is a train station in the village, but we can also pick you up at Guingamp.
We speak English, French and a little Spanish. We’re comfortable using google translate so don’t worry if you don’t speak those languages.
Amble will be on site, in a little gypsy wagon, doing her thing, so there will be someone to ask about stuff or get a lift to the village. There are also 3 cats who sometimes live in the house, so if you’re allergic please bring antihistamines and request new pillows.
At present we are unable to offer any support with costs. We are applying to various funds in the hope that we can find support in future for those with limited means.
The space costs €300 per week for up to 2 people, (or €200 for self funding low income or disabled artists). Please contact us if you want to bring more than 2 of you… This includes transfers from Roscoff ferry port or Guingamp train station.
We will be happy to provide you with written support to apply to funders for your residency.
If you would like like to apply for a residency at An Ti Glas, please drop us an e mail with:
- A link to your website or bio
- Dates you’d like to come
- A brief outline of how you’d like to spend your time (500 words ish…)
If you have any questions please contact us at An Ti Glas Residencies.