Three years ago, we founded the Provence Academy https://provence-academy.com/ , despite the epidemic. We thought, that our ideas from 2018 to start a cultural center and educational institution was even more important in 2019 and for the future. Now, more than ever, we need a network to exchange our ideas, our fears, and hopes. And we need a place where we can meet, physically and hybrid.

Last year we wanted to run an exhibition and a collaborative workshop, facing the past and the future like a double-headed Janus. But as we came closer to the date in summer, it became clear that the time for such an event was not there yet, and we had to aboard the mission. It is hard to say what the next spring and summer will look like, but with vaccines being available now, there are more options, and we are looking forward to the next steps. I will be in Saignon over the holidays preparing our next general assembly, which we would like to hold around eastern in Saignon.

CoArt which we organized, together with the Dora Maar house in Ménerbes in 2019 was a two-week collaborative event reflected on the impact of Covid on artist, and it was magic. Our book that includes a catalog and the texts written during this artist in residency, hosted by the Dora Maar house, is now available through any bookshop online or around your corner. You can also order it directly here https://www.bod.de/buchshop/coart-christoph-kluetsch-9783752685114
We would like to ask you, to renew your membership, or if you are not a member yet, to become a member and participate in our vision to expand the Provence Academy.

I wish you all a very happy 2022, may it be joyful, creative, collaborative, festive, social and celebrate solidarity.