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Creative Encounters since 1991


Since 1991, the St Henri Association has welcomed artists from all over the world to live and work together at the St. Henri farm in the village of Payra sur l'Hers near Castelnaudary (July 1st to August 31st), in the Andalusian atelier (workshop) in the village of Benaocaz (December 15th to January 10th), or in various corners of the world as part of the "Artists' Bivouacs".

The goals of the association are to welcome artists without any artistic selection and allow them to come and stay free of charge (food, lodging, and materials needed for their works are all provided).

In return, all the works created at St Henri and Benaocaz become the property of the association. These works are sold in an auction on the first weekend of September. The proceeds from this sale allow the St. Henri Association to finance future encounters independent of outside funding, and to produce the annual news magazine of the friends of the Association "la Madelon".


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Important change for the summer season 2017!!!

The ateliers this summer in St Henri will start on July 4th, not before, as in prior years.

For a video of moments during the 2013 season:

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Design: | Photos: © Jean-Pierre Lefèvre © Association St Henri