The Brown Foundation Fellows Program at the Dora Maar House is made possible through a grant from the Brown Foundation, Inc., in Houston. The program has been directed by the MFAH since 2006.
What Is Expected of a Fellow?
The MFAH wants you to enjoy the opportunities this remarkable residence affords, and to use your time well. Fellows are encouraged to offer suggestions on how the museum can improve the fellowship program in the future.
As a Dora Maar fellow, you are expected to be friendly toward the citizens of Ménerbes and to make one public presentation to them. Each fellow is required to donate to Dora Maar House one drawing, publication, or other work created during the residency. The MFAH asks that you recognize The Brown Foundation Fellows Program at the Dora Maar House in the acknowledgments of any publication resulting from your fellowship.
There is a $10 application fee for a Dora Maar fellowship. The MFAH provides travel expenses to and from the house at the beginning and end of the residency as well as reasonable shipping costs for materials such as books, research files, and art supplies. The equivalent of $50 a day is provided for living expenses. Proof that a fellow has all the necessary documents, such as passports and visas, must be provided to the MFAH at least two months prior to the residency date. The Dora Maar House is a nonsmoking environment. Fellows have the use of a large, fully equipped communal kitchen. No meal service is provided. Each fellow has a private studio, bathroom, and bedroom with a king-size bed. Dora Maar staff maintains the residence and changes the bed linens weekly. Personal services, such as laundry, are not provided.
Fellows may bring a car, or rent a car at their own expense. Transportation can be provided for medical emergencies and occasional trips to the market, but fellows should understand that daily transportation needs are their own responsibility. Calls within France can be made on house telephones. A cell phone and €30 worth of phone units will be provided upon request. Medical facilities in Ménerbes are limited. There is a village doctor, but the nearest hospital is 20 kilometers away. If you require routine doctor visits or have a medical condition that could require emergency care, inform the director in advance of your arrival.
Brown Foundation Fellows, who are not French citizens and who are staying at the Dora Maar House, must show proof of medical and liability insurance valid in France with minimum coverage levels established by the program’s insurance advisors. Or they must purchase insurance arranged for by the program at the cost in US dollars of $150.