Lindre–Basse Residency Program

Since 2002, in close collaboration with the village of Lindre-Basse and the Lorraine Regional Natural Park, the CAC - la synagogue de Delme has been running an artist residency program in the former presbytery of Lindre-Basse, which was accordingly refitted as a studio.

The studio is located 30 kilometres from the Delme contemporary art centre. A vehicle is strongly recommended. As the residency is not part of the art centre's programme, it does not lead to an exhibition in Delme. If the resident should however wish, an exhibition in partner venues in the area can be organised. The art centre is supported by the Ministère de la Culture - DRAC Grand Est, the Région Grand Est, the Département de la Moselle, the Communauté de Communes du Saulnois and the commune of Delme.

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The programme’s objective is twofold: to support the production of art by providing resources and a work space and to enable the resident artist to carry out a specific project or to pursue personal research. Artists are supported throughout the residency and are engaged in a constant dialogue with the art centre’s team, with a view to putting them in touch with relevant visual arts professionals. In addition, the residency takes place in a particular area (a landscape and its inhabitants) and is thus seen as a cultural specificity which contributes to the diversification and dynamism of the local artistic field.


- a 70 m² studio with a 6m high ceiling, equipped with workbenches and tools. A computer and printer can be made available to residents.
- a 60 m² living space comprising two bedrooms with two en-suite bathrooms, a mezzanine which serves as a living area overlooking the studio, a kitchen and a garden.
- a €2,000 stipend and a €2,000 grant to cover production costs. The production funding is only provided if artwork is produced as part of or in connection with the residency (reimbursement upon presentation of invoices).


The residency hosts three artists a year (individually, as a duo or as part of a collective), from March to November, for 3 months at a time. The resident agrees to attend the programme for 10 weeks, spread over the 3 month period.


Artists are selected on the basis of their portfolio and project.
The call for applications is open to artists who have completed their training at least 2 years prior to their application.
Artists are invited to formulate their research project and present the reasons why a residency in Lindre-Basse is of interest to them. Proposed projects must therefore take the area into consideration.
3 projects are selected by a committee composed of representatives of the art centre and its institutional partners, the town of Lindre-Basse, the Lorraine Regional Nature Park and visual arts professionals.


Artists are welcome to bring their families with them to the residency.
The art centre does not however have any suitable equipment necessary for accommodating children. Family visits are organised on a case-by-case basis, insofar as possible.
Residents who wish to bring their children to the residency are encouraged to bring another adult with them so that they can make the most of the opportunity.


A number of initiatives have been developed in conjunction with the art centre's visitor services department as part of its efforts to raise awareness:
- debates and artistic workshops with different audiences (schoolchildren, students, professionals, etc.)
- opportunities to meet with pertinent individuals such as artists and critics
- participation in the conception of documents designed to promote the studio and the artist's work.


A series of events take place throughout the residency, including those aimed at schoolchildren and local residents, regional cultural organisations, art students, and structures which promote the visual arts in the Grand Est region. In order to facilitate exchanges, residents are required to be proficient French speakers.
The residency does not systematically lead to an exhibition at the art centre, but to an open studio or public event scheduled at the end of the residency.

Contact us

Le centre d’art contemporain - la synagogue de Delme
Camille Grasser
33, rue Poincaré
F-57590 Delme
T : +33(0)3 87 01 43 42