Artist colony or art colony

An art colony, also called artist colony or artists colony, is a place where creative people live and exchange ideas with one another. The participating artists are often invited or selected through a formal process and stay for a residency.

Thousands of artists have taken part since their introduction in the 19th century Europe.

Art colonies emerged as a mass movement away from urban centres into the countryside, residing for varying lengths of time in more than 80 villages.

Here are the names of some important artist’s colonines:

Ahrenshoop, Barbizon, Cranbrook, Concarneau, Dachau, Egmond, Frauenchiemsee, Giverny, Honfleur, St Ives, Katwijk, Laren, Newlyn, Sint-Martens-Latem, Skagen, Volendam, Willingshausen, and Worpswede.

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