French/ English
2-3 Months
Paid by host 

Studio, accomodation and stipend (1300 Euros/month)

Application guidelines 

Applications must consist of a cv, excerpts of previous publications and a covering letter. It should answer questions such as why Marseille? why three months?

Applications have to be sent before June in order to be processed in September. The residence beginns the year following the application process.



Before end of June for residency the year after.

Centre international de poésie Marseille

Centre international de poésie Marseille



The centre international de poésie Marseille aims to promote and facilitate the circulation of contemporary poetry and literature and work at connecting writing, visual arts and music. The residencies are of a creative nature.

The foreign residents are given lodgings in Marseille, while their French counterparts are placed in another Mediterranean town, Tangiers in Morocco; Sidon or Beirut in Lebanon.


In an effort to make its residents' work known, the association organizes public readings and publishes authors' texts in the "Refuge" Collection. The publication is 40 pages long.

The CIPM also publishes a critics' journal, the cahier Critique de Poésie, twice a year.
Residents are invited to present their piece of work in the context of a reading set up during their stay.

Accommodation Information 

Kitchen, bathroom, telephone

Studio Information 

40 square meter wide studio, the lodging capacity is 3 to 4 residents a year.

Technical Information 

Library of contemporary poetry with a large american sector (gift from Jacques Roubaud).

Performance room/cinema


The 'Centre international de poésie Marseille' is in the Panier area, the oldest one of the Phocaean city. It is located in the Vieille Charite, a historical monument from the XVIIe century.

Other cultural institutions are located there: municipal museums (mediterranean archeology,...), a bookstore, a cinema, the INA, the EHESS, the CNRS...

Centre de la Vieille Charité
2, rue de la Charité
13236 Marseille
04 91 91 26 45
04 91 90 99 51

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