Odyssée Art Residencies 2019

Odyssée Art Residencies 2019

With the support of the French Ministry of culture, the ACCR has been coordinating the Odyssée artist-in- residency program. The program is aiming at artists, researchers and culture professionals from countries other than France wanting to develop projects within French Heritage Sites for Culture. Applications from the following countries are encouraged (but not mandatory):

  • Canada, especially Quebec ;
  • Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, Haiti;
  • Sub-Saharan Africa especially Angola, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Nigeria, Uganda;
  • Algeria, Afganistan, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia ;
  • Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, India, Myanmar, Mongolia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh. 

They highly encourage feminine applications especially from the countries listed above. 

  • Applications for a residency period in the area of artistic and cultural projects must be in line with the artistic project of the selected French cultural center (download the list here). Artists, researchers and culture professionals wanting to apply for a residency period in 2019 within a French Cultural Center, have to send their projects to the selected center, with one copy to the ACCR office ([email protected]), before the 17th of December 2018.
  • Applications for a residency period in the area of cultural management and networking are to be sent directly to the ACCR, before the 17th of December 2018. You can send it by email: [email protected], with "Odyssee 2019" as subject, or by post at this adress: ACCR, Hôtel de Massa, 38 rue du Faubourg Saint Jacques, 75014 Paris, France.

Applications should include:

  • Curriculum vitae / short biography;
  • Personal project for the residency period in line with the global project of the welcoming center;
  • Selection of works or link to on-line recording of music or theatre creations, if applicable, whenever possible;
  • Cover letter;
  • Recommendation letter;
  • Proof of residence (recent utility bill i.e. telephone, gas, electric);
  • Copy of passport or national identity card.

The Odyssée artist-in-residency program allows residents whose projects have been selected by a CCR (Centre Culturel de Rencontre), member of the French network, to receive 1200€ per month and the refunding of their travel fees (up to a determined level depending on the distance from their country to the CCR). Residents are staying free of charge, within the Centre that has accepted them. Some Centers offers restauration on the spot, others reimburse restauration fees within a certain limit). Whenever possible, the Centre puts at their disposal material necessary for their residency project. The period of residency can vary between 1 and 6 months.