The Foundation welcomes designers, artists, and humanities researchers to take up residencies focused on research, experimentation, prototyping, and/or production at its workshops in Cognac.

Call for applications

The selection committee

This committee met in July 2022 to select the promotion of residents 2022 – 2023.

Frédéric Bouchet

Deputy Director, Ateliers de Paris

Alexandre Bau

Designer and co-founder, Studio Ralston & Bau

Louise Grislain

Co-founder and director, We do not Work Alone

Béatrice Josse

Independent curator

Olivier Zeitoun

Design and Industrial Prospective Conservation Officer Center Pompidou

Anne-Claire Duprat

Director, Martell Corporate Foundation


Residents have access to a furnished house located 10 minutes from the Foundation, which can accommodate 5 professionals simultaneously, with an option for a family. They also have access to a kitchen and common living spaces, surrounding an inner courtyard-garden.

Procedures & Admission

The application dossier must be written in French or English and must be comprised of the six elements below, in the stipulated order, on the basis of which the jury will make their decision:

  • A résumé (max. 2 pages).
  • An artistic dossier or portfolio presenting the candidate’s previous achievements and demonstrating their artistic approach or career (links to a website or an online portfolio are accepted).
  • A statement of intent outlining the candidate’s objectives, the project’s direction, its innovative or novel dimension, the media envisaged, and their suitability for the positioning of Fondation d’entreprise Martell ( 5 pages).
  • A summary (bibliography) of the state of the art for the project if it is research-based.
  • A technical dossier demonstrating the project’s feasibility, explaining the technical requirements necessary for its execution (equipment, materials, premises, external services), its indicative schedule for execution, and a provisional budget detailing the costs of the requirements.
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