My residency at Moulin à Nef could not have been a greater gift to my creative life. The special character of Auvillar and support of VCCA heightened for me the thrill of discovery. The sights alone gave me a lifetime of imagery and memories.
-Meredith Fife Day, Visual Artist

For Fellows who have had a residency in Virginia, VCCA offers the opportunity to apply for residencies at Moulin à Nef in Auvillar, France, a lovely village on the Garonne River. A residency at Moulin à Nef is an immersive experience, rich in history, architecture, wonderful wine, and food with Roman, Gallic, and Occitan influences. The small village of Auvillar one of the designated “most beautiful villages in France” and is on the famous pilgrimage route to St. Jacques de Compostelle.

Located in the Port section of town, below the main village, Moulin à Nef hosts four artists at a time who receive a private studio, a private bedroom with shared bath, and one dinner each week with members of the artistic community. For more information about our facilities in Auvillar, see Your Residency.

The season runs from early April to mid-December. When applying, Fellows may request a residency of any length, within specific time periods published on the application.

For more information on the cost of a residency at Moulin à Nef, see Financial Information.