French - English
2 - 12 months
Paid by host:

The residency in Paris will take place from 4 September until 27 November, 2023. The EIB Institute will cover the artist’s travel costs to and from Paris (for the residency). The artist will receive an €80 (eighty euro) flat-rate daily allowance to cover their living costs during the residency and all or part of the production costs and will be provided with a live-in-studio space. In addition to the above, the artist will be granted a contribution towards production of €500 (five hundred euro) at the beginning of the residency and a success fee of €1 000 (one thousand euro) at the end of the residency, provided that they have produced a work or body of works. Upon completion of the residency, the EIB may consider acquiring an artwork produced on-site by the artist.

Application guidelines:

French and foreign artists may apply directly to the Cité internationale des arts, which organises different commissions by discipline (visual arts, music, writing, performing arts) and thematic. The Cité also develops residency programs in collaboration with identified and prescribing institutions, which support emerging talents of the international artistic scene by awarding grants. Their programmes :

CAPSULE • ONDES • TRAME • 2-12 • Cité internationale des arts - Art Explora • Cité internationale des arts & Centre nationale des arts plastiques • Fondation Daniel et Nina Carasso & Cité internationale des arts • Voix d'Afriques – A prize from JC Lattès Editions, RFI and the Cité internationale des arts

For Imprint of Men (the EIB-supported programme), applications must be submitted through the online form available here.

Required documents:

  • A CV in English (maximum four pages) including education, work experience, solo and group shows, and media coverage.
  • A letter of motivation (in English) with ideas to be explored during the residency, in line with the proposed theme (maximum 700 words).
  • A portfolio (maximum eight pages in A4 PDF format) to showcase a representative selection of the applicant’s works.

Please note that proof of nationality and age will be requested if shortlisted. Selection procedure:

A jury — consisting of Tatiana Trouvé (the mentor), members of the EIB Arts Committee, a representative of Cité Internationale des Arts and external art advisers — will select the candidates based on the artistic quality of their work, their motivation and their potential to make the most of the opportunity offered by the residency, as well as the relevance of their practice to the cultural context of the EIB Institute. The selected candidate will be informed of the jury’s decision by email at the end of May 2023.


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Cité internationale des arts

Cité internationale des arts


The European Investment Bank (EIB) Institute is pleased to announce the 2023 edition of its Artists Development Programme (ADP) in collaboration with Cité internationale des arts (Paris), for which it is looking for TWO visual artists (born after 1 January, 1988) from an EU Member State to work on the theme “Disruption: The Imprint of Man”. “Disruption: The Imprint of Man” aims to offer a unique vantage point on the Anthropocene. Building on the past residency theme “Anthropocene — The Imprint of Man” (2014-2017), “Disruption” broadens the focus beyond the environment to include topical social issues in the European Union: the decline of solidarity and respect as values, generational clashes, and the meaning of intra and international relations.

Artists are invited to meditate on human behaviour and its consequences. “Disruption” is therefore understood not only in its physical sense, but also as a social, cultural and behavioural phenomenon. The ADP offers emerging European visual artists a three-month residency at Cité internationale des arts in Paris, enabling them to develop their practice and create a new (body of) work(s), boosted by the mentorship of a renowned artist. In 2023, the recipients will be mentored by acclaimed Franco-Italian artist Tatiana Trouvé. Eligibility criteria:

  • Born after 1 January, 1988 (in the case of an artist duo, both members must be aged 35 or under)
  • EU nationals (in the case of an artist duo, both members must be EU nationals)
  • Fluency in English
Studio Information

The live-in studio option includes the provision of furnished accommodation (bedroom, bathroom, kitchen) and a workspace for the duration of the residency. Every studio has Wi-Fi, and some studios have a piano. The surface area of the live-in studios varies between 25m2 and 60m2. The monthly service charges start at 600€* and depend on the size of the studio. Residents may share their accommodation with an adult and/or a child under 7 years old, for which a supplement will be charged.

The work studio option is for artists and culture professionals who only need a place to work. This option includes the provision of a furnished workspace (worktable, chairs) equipped with a sink for the duration of the residency. The live-in studios/work studios all have Wi-Fi and vary in size between 30m2 and 40m2. Monthly rent for a workshop starts at 400€* and varies according to its size.

With a surface area of 300 m2 and a seating capacity of 127, the Auditorium (Site du Marais) is ideally suited to a wide variety of uses and events: rehearsals, meetings, concerts, seminars, conferences and performances. It features a 30 m2 stage and is equipped with an organ and a Bösendörfer grand piano.

The Cité internationale des arts has 8 rehearsal studios (Site du Marais) some of which are equipped with a piano (upright or baby grand). They are open to all disciplines (music, dance, theatre, etc.).). Studio 5 (100 m2) presents the ideal configuration for dance and live performances as it is equipped with a wooden floor, mirrors and curtains. It is also suitable for meetings, seminars, workshops and training courses.

Collective engraving and silk-screen printing workshops (Site du Marais) are open to residents and external artists capable of working without assistance. In this way, the creative process can continue on-site.

In the pottery kiln (Marais site), a technician is on-site to help users place their work in the kiln and operate it.

The Café des Arts is a place to meet, exchange and work. It aims to provide a place where residents can meet up, and receive professionals and other visitors. It can be used as a screening room or for debates.

The Common Room (Montmartre site). This space is designed to allow the residents of the Montmartre site to hold professional meetings or exchanges with other artists.

All the facilities described above must be reserved in advance. Residents receive a discount.

Accommodation Information

Studio-flats are furnished and equipped for one person. All bedding is supplied by the Cité internationale des arts. WIFi included. 2 people max can be hosted in one studio (+ 1 child up to 7 years of age).


The Cité internationale des arts is located on two separate sites; the first is in Paris’ Marais district and the second in Montmartre.

Contact information

18, rue de L'Hotel de Ville
75004 Paris

16 rue Girardon
75018 Paris

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