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SOLO: 6 months, DUO: 3 months
Paid by host:
  • A grant of €1,000 per month
  • A production grant of up to €3,000, delivered according to the specificities of the project.
  • A round trip paid by the foundation
Application guidelines:

Applications for 2021 has been closed in November 2020. Please check their website to stay updated about the deadlines.

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Art Explora

Art Explora

Residency program Art Explora – Cité Internationale des arts

The Art Explora  Foundation together with Cité internationale des arts collaborate to co-construct a unique program for French and international artists and researchers. The first residency session will begin in March 2021.

The partnership is located on the site of Montmartre, a stone’s throw from the Sacré-Cœur, in Paris. Since 1971, la Cité internationale des arts is developing residency programs with a capacity of 40 studios in 8 different buildings located in a parc. In this area, la Villa Radet is a place gathering working studios and exhibition spaces.

20 residents will be selected each year within two programs :

  • SOLO program only for artists: residency of 6 months.
  • DUO program for a collaboration between a researcher and an artist: residency of 3 months.

Residents will have to present a project that questions the art/science links on the theme of scientific exploration and technological exploration by promoting emerging art scenes.


During his or her residency, the artist and/or researcher will be asked to participate in the life of the site: he or she will take part in meetings with the public (schools, associations), studio visits by art professionals, workshops, conferences or any other activity that enhances the value of his or her practice and allows it to be known to the greatest number of people.

A restitution of the residency project will be considered in accordance with the project, the format and the artistic discipline.

Accommodation Information

Art Explora have 8 housing studios on the site and a living space available for all the residents. Each housing studio is about 50m2, fully equipped and furnished.

Contact information

9 boulevard de la Madeleine
75001 Paris

residences [at]