Monet’s Garden, Giverny

The Royal Drawing School is delighted to announce a residency underwritten by The Versailles-Giverny Foundation at the Home and Gardens of the painter Claude Monet. The gardens of the impressionist painter gave him his greatest artistic inspiration and made the small villages beside the Seine so well known today. The garden is well known for its water lily pond, exuberant, vivid gardens and iconic Japanese footbridge. The inspiration for many of Monet’s greatest masterpieces. Each year the Giverny residency offers on RDS Drawing Year alumni a three-month residency.

The residency provides the visiting artist with studio accommodation (self-catering), access to a large, shared atelier/workshop space, out of hours access to the Giverny gardens, return travel costs and a fellowship bursary of $10,000. 

This is a unique and special opportunity for an artist. The emphasis of this residency is to work from observation. It is encouraged that artists in residence work on paper, sketchbooks or canvas (not sculpture), the residency would best suit an artist who is interested in working from nature.

Applications are now closed for the Giverny Residency, applications for the 2025 residency will open again in Autum 2024. If you have any questions regarding the residency, please contact

This residency is generously supported by The Versailles-Giverny Foundation.

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