Cité internationale des arts' residencies 2021

Cité internationale des arts' residencies 2021

The Cité internationale des arts, which was founded in 1965, is a residence center that has welcomed more than 25,000 artists since its creation. Its ideal location in the heart of Paris and its commitment to place the artist at the heart of the project mean that the Cité internationale des arts is a key player on the Parisian and international art scene.

Each year, the Cité internationale des arts deploys a tailor-made residency program, newly named 2-12, open to all disciplines and based on a call for applications. Focused on the time each artist needs for his or her project, it allows everyone to apply for residencies between two and twelve months. These residencies are intended for French or foreign artists or curators, in the field of visual arts, music, writing and performing arts, over 18 years of age, with no age limit. Candidates will be required to submit a residency project. A committee made up of qualified personalities will study every application and select the programme recipients. In addition to evaluating the candidate’s professional background, the jury members will pay particular attention to the quality of the project, the need for the residency to be in Paris, what working procedures are envisaged and any contacts that have already been established.  

The studios include a furnished working and living space (living room/workspace, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen) and are also equipped with Wi-Fi. The programme’s recipients are responsible for paying their living expenses for the duration of the residency. Live-in studios provided as part of this programme have a surface area of between 25 and 60 m2. The amount of the monthly fee is a minimum of 590 €, depending on the surface area of the live-in studio. A resident may be accompanied by an adult and/or a child (under the age of 7), in which case a supplement is payable. These rates are valid for the year 2021.

Applications for the Cité internationale des arts committees must be made using the special online form. You will need a Google account to apply. The deadline is 28 February 2021. If you cannot access online registration, please contact the Cité internationale des arts committees office: [email protected] Telephone calls will not be answered. You will not be able to modify your application once it has been finalised. Please fill out this form as accurately as possible. Before completing the online form below, please make sure you have the following documents in your possession (PDF format):

  • 1 curriculum vitae (4 pages maximum)
  • 1 portfolio (between 5 and 20 pages maximum)
  • 1 presentation of the project that the applicant wishes to work on during the residency (between 2 and 4 pages maximum)
  • Video links and/or audio files representative of your work (mp3, avi)
  • Letters of recommendation (5 maximum) in French and/or English

The 25 m2 to 60 m2 live-in studios have been designed to meet the needs of both work and everyday life. Each one has a workspace, a kitchen, a bathroom and a sleeping area. A studio can accommodate one or two adults and a child up to 7 years old. Collective applications must be made as follows and according to the circumstances:

  • for a joint project, only one application needs to be submitted on behalf of the two artists
  • for two different projects, please submit two separate applications (please make a note in the ‘‘other remarks’’ section at the end of the form that you wish to share a studio and specify the name of the second applicant).

 Applications for collective projects involving more than two artists are very rarely selected in view of the small number of suitable studios.

The studios are not fully wheelchair accessible, but the organisers are working to remedy this situation. Do not hesitate to contact them if you have any further questions regarding accessibility at the Cité internationale des arts. They are at your disposal to answer you on a case-by-case basis.

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