Cité internationale des arts' residencies

Cité internationale des arts' residencies

Every year, the Cité internationale des arts welcomes more than 1,200 artists from 90 different countries in more than 300 studios in the center of Paris, in Marais and Montmartre districts. Based on artistic projects of residents, artists and/or curators, the Cité internationale des arts implements a multidisciplinary cultural program in its various facilities: the Galerie (525 m2 of exhibition space), the Corridor, the Auditorium (128 seats) and through its studios by organizing open studio sessions. The Cité internationale des arts also supports projects outside its walls ("hors les murs") by its residents and participates in bringing them into contact with professionals.

Residents can also benefit from French lessons, work in collective workshops (engraving workshop, silkscreen printing) and use a ceramic stove. Partnerships with other Parisian and Ile-de-France institutions also enable residents to develop their practices outside the walls of the Cité internationale des arts.

The residence studios vary in size, from 20 to 55 sqm, and include a small kitchen, a bathroom and bedding equipment. Some of them have a piano. All living expenses (included allowances for the studio) are paid by the artists in residence. In 2018, monthly allowances for one person vary between €587 and €861, depending on the size of the housing studio and accommodation (+ 158 € for an extra
adult, 116 € for a child under 7). A security deposit equivalent to the amount of the monthly allowance is requested one month before arrival. It will be refunded, at the end of the residence, after the check-out inventory is completed. The artist in residence agrees to respect the dates of residence decided by the peers. He also agrees to respect the general rules of the institution. The allocation of a housing studio at the Cité internationale des arts does not entitle residents to housing assistance from the Caisse d'allocations familiales (CAF).

Before completing the online form, please make sure to collect the following documents:

  • 1 curriculum vitæ (pdf) (maximum 4 pages)
  • 1 presentation note of the residency project (pdf) (2 pages maximum)
  • 1 portfolio (pdf) (between 5 and 20 pages maximum)
  • Video links, audio files representative of your work (mp3, avi), and/or letters of recommendation (pdf).  

The application deadline is March 1, 2018. The application fee amounts to 32 € and can be paid online or by sending a bank authorization. Your registration will not be definitively validated until you have submitted all the required supporting documents and paid the application fee.