Located on the French Riviera, in the heart of the old town of Vallauris, the artist residency program, A.I.R. Vallauris welcomes artists from around the world to its lodgings and studios to meet with local artists and to research and create new works in a unique setting. The Association became active in October, 2001 and has three primary objectives:
• The hosting of artists from around the globe and support of contemporary creation.
• Education in the field of ceramic arts.
• The organization and realization of cultural events.
The quality of artistic creation is one of the major concerns addressed by the program. Since its 12 year existence, over 180 artists of 30 different nationalities have participated in the A.I.R. Vallauris program.
Temporary exhibitions of works created in residence as well as international exhibitions are regularly organized, as well as a biannual event: Small Art Objects.