Towards Villa San Francisco
putting san francisco on the map of international artistic residencies
Thanks to the success of the writing residency program A Room with a View, the residency now fosters the ambition to become Villa San Francisco, the first French artists’ residency in the United States along Villa Medici in Roma and Villa Kujoyama in Tokyo.
Our engagement of bridging American and French cultures takes its roots in a place of encounters and exchange. The Villas come from a tradition established by Louis XIV to create vibrant centers of artistic creativity.
When many artists have left the city due to the rising cost of living, we believe it is essential to (re)invite artists, in all their diversity, in the heart of San Francisco. Villa San Francisco promotes dialogue, inclusiveness, and creativity.
Villa San Francisco offers pluridisciplinary programs in literature, cinema, design, arts & technology. The artists in residence get the opportunity to create and collaborate with local institutions.
All residency programs are designed in collaboration with local institutions.
FEBRUARY. Tania Mouraud (artist) and Delphine Diallo (photographer) / Pulsions, 836M + Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History + ProArts Gallery
FEBRUARY. Patrick Boucheron / Stanford University
MARCH. Julien Beller (architect, founder of 6b) / Oakland/Saint-Denis cooperation project
MARCH. SMITH (artist) / E.A.R.T.H. Lab/UC Santa Cruz
APRIL. Elisabeth Daynès (artist) / 836M
APRIL. Nölwenn Roberts (director) / SFFILM
APRIL. Nathan Ambrosioni (director) / SFFILM
APRIL. Joan Giner and Olivier Ratsi (artists), MUTEK.SF
JUNE. Julien Prévieux (artist) / Root Division
JUNE. Vincent Courtois (musician, composer) & Pierre Baux / Jack London Tour + Martin Eden creations/ Oakland Public Library
In addition to the residency programs, FACS invites local art galleries and artists to exhibit at Villa San Francisco. Throughout the year, FACS offers multiple private visits and events to its members, so they can meet with artists and curators. Find out more about upcoming events on our calendar.
In Spring 2019, Villa San Francisco presents San Francisco Artists on the Horizon, an exhibition curated by Micaela van Zwoll and featuring artworks by JP Long, Silvia Poloto and William C. Rolf. More information about the current exhibition can be found here.
THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS
ARTS & TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
Mélanie and Pete Desliens-Flint