Open Call for Residency Applications at Cité Internationale des Arts

Open Call for Residency Applications at Cité Internationale des Arts

The residency program is aimed at artists, residing exclusively outside of France, who wish to conduct a research/creation project in Paris for 3 or 6 months.

Candidates must be supported by one or more cultural partners. The associated partner(s) must carry out the application process for the artist.

These partners associated with the artist may be establishments belonging to the French cultural network abroad (Instituts français, Cultural Services of French Embassies, Alliances françaises) and/or French or foreign cultural structures (art centres, associations, multidisciplinary laboratories, galleries, museums, contracting structures, theatres, production locations for dance and street arts, concert halls, foreign festivals, etc. In France, priority will be given to applications submitted by the Ministry of Culture.)

Artists may present a research project on a topic/theme of their choice, within the disciplines mentioned:

  • Architecture/landscaping/urban planning
  • Visual arts
  • Street arts/Circus/Puppets
  • Comic arts,
  • Cinema (fiction, animated cinema, creative documentary)
  • Exhibition curating/art criticism
  • Digital creation (digital arts, video games, VR)
  • Dance
  • Graphic design
  • Literature (fiction, essay, children's literature)
  • Crafts
  • Fashion design
  • Music (current, classic, contemporary and music for films and video games)
  • Photography
  • Pluridisciplinary projects
  • Theater

The Institut français offers individual residencies and finances the accommodation in studio-apartments, of an approximate area of 40m2, at the Cité internationale des arts, on the site of the Marais, in Paris.

The partner(s) associated with the artist, in France or abroad, must finance the artist's travel, provide a living allowance (700€ per month, minimum) and other expenses (visa, insurance…), and carry out the process of submitting the artist's application. There is no allowance for production allocated by the Institut français or the Cité internationale des arts. The duration of stay is planned as 3 or 6 months.

The deadline for submission is 15 November 2021. Applicants will be notified about the results in February 2022. The residency will take place between April 2022 - April 2023, subject to change according to the conditions and sanitary instructions at the date of residence.

Applications submitted directly by artists will not be considered. They must be submitted by the associated partners via the IF Prog platform.

Please visit their website for more information, and contact Mathilde Lajarrige, Project Manager from the Residencies department.