Utah Artist Matthew Sketch accepted to Art Residency in Orquevaux France
Location: Salt Lake City based artist Matthew Sketch will be in the Champagne region of France May 2020 for a 2week residency in a French Chateau.
The residency allows for artist to focus on their craft in the French countryside in a 17thcentury chateau. The artist each have access to their own studio. Sketch will be focusing on his next series during his time at the chateau. Sketch has also received the Denis Diderot AIR grant as well to put towards his time at the residency. This will be Sketch’s 2nd time being accepted to the residency as he was also accepted April 2019.
Details about the Chateau
The Chateau received applicants from over 32 countries in 2019. “Artist-in-residence programs and other residency opportunities exist to invite artists, academicians, curators, and all manner of creative people for a time and space away from their usual environment and obligations. They provide a time of reflection, research, presentation and/or production. They also allow an individual to explore his/her practice within another community; meeting new people, using new materials, experiencing life in a new location. Art residencies emphasize the importance of meaningful and multi-layered cultural exchange and immersion into another culture.”