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. The Giverny residency offers one RDS Drawing Year alumni a three-month residency from June to August 2024. 

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 open for the Giverny Residency June – August 2024. 

Application deadline is  5pm GMT Monday 11 December 2023.

Submitted applications will be reviewed by a Jury of distinguished artists, curators and art collectors in early January 2024. The residency is only open to alumni of the Royal Drawing School’s postgraduate programme, The Drawing Year. If you have any questions regarding the residency, please contact

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

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