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Cité internationale des arts residencies

The program in figures
15
Sessions
11
Speakers
487
Participants
113
Countries

The program

The Cité internationale des arts program is open to foreign creators, who wish to develop a project of research in Paris during a period of three or six consecutive months. These artists may be identified by the Institut français, Alliances françaises, cultural services of the French Embassies or French and foreign cultural organizations.
Since 2015 the Institut français and the Ministry of Culture and Communication, along with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, decided to merge their different residencies programs at the Cité internationale des arts, thus doubling its accommodation capacity and diversifying the artistic domains of the residents. 24 studio/apartments are now available for foreign artists, all artistic domains included. The immersion in this institution in the heart of Paris allow them to fully dedicate themselves to their creativity and to extend their search outside from what they are used to experiment.

Contact

Fanny Rolland, Residencies Project Manager
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How to register

The Cité internationale des arts program is open to foreign creators, identified by the Institut français, cultural services of the French Embassies, Alliances françaises or French and foreign cultural organizations in the following disciplines : Video, circus, street arts, puppets, digital arts, visual arts, comics, cinema, curatoring, dance, graphic design, gastronomy, artistic trades, book, crafts, fashion, new music and jazz, classical and contemporary music, photography, theatre.

Who can apply ?

Candidates must:

- have a regular professional activity ;

- speak French or English ;

- provide prooves of previous work ;

- be able to organize their residency on their own ;

- be available (without any profesional obligations) during the residency.

There is no age limit.

Selection

In addition to the evaluation of the applicant’s professional accomplishments, a special attention will be given to the project quality, the necessity to stay in Paris, the candidate’s French and English proficiency, the process of work the candidate has elaborated for his residency in Paris and the capacity to develop collaborations with contacts the candidate has established in France. All applications will be examined by an advisory committee chaired by the General Director of the Institut français, composed of experts from the Institut français and representatives of the Foreign Affairs Ministry, of the French foreign cultural network, of the Ministry of Culture and Communication, of the National Center for visual arts, of the Cité internationale des arts. The advisory committee can refuse any project without having to justify their decision. Their decision is irrevocable.

How to apply ?

The application must be filed on the IFprog platform either by

- the Institut français, the cultural services of the French Embassies or Alliance française located in the country of residence of the candidate. 

Or
- the French/foreign cultural organizations located in the country of residence of the candidate.


ARTISTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO APPLY ON THEIR OWN. THEY MUST NECESSARILY BE REPRESENTED BY  STRUCTURES MENTIONNED BEFORE. The submitter shall mention the reasons motivating his choice and explain how he will highlight the residency of the laureate on his return. He will also have to specify financial engagement and/or the financial engagement of other partners involved in the project.

What the residency offers

The Institut français will cover for each laureate the studio/apartment rental for a duration of 3 to 6 months. The studio, with a surface area of approximately 40m2, is located at the Cité internationale des arts, 18 rue de l’Hôtel de Ville, 75004, Paris - France. The laureate with or without the help of the structure that supports him shall cover any other expense.

The Partners

  • Ministry of Culture and Communication

    The Ministry of Culture and Communication aims to make the major works of humanity—and especially those of France—accessible to the largest number of people possible. As such, it maintains a policy of conservation, of protection, and of development of all components of French cultural heritage.  It promotes the creation of works of art and of the mind and the development of art practices and education.  It contributes, in conjunction with the other ministries, to the development of the artistic and cultural education of children and young adults throughout their entire development. It encourages local cultural initiatives, develops links between cultural policies of the state and those of regional governments, and participates as such in the definition and implementation of government policy in the field of decentralization. It monitors the development of cultural industries and contributes to the development of new technologies for sharing cultural creation and heritage. It implements, in conjunction with other related ministries, the actions of the State destined to ensure the influence throughout the world of French culture and artistic creation.  It contributes to cultural initiatives outside of France and to initiatives relating to the establishment of French cultural initiatives throughout the world.
  • The Cité internationale des arts

    The Cité internationale des arts is a Foundation recognized of public utility which aims to welcome in residence foreigners and French professional artists in Paris. Each year, more than 1000 artists, coming from more than 55 countries stay in one of the 325 residence’s studios. This institution was dreamed by Eero Snellman, a Finnish artist, during a speech he gave for the Exposition Universelle of Paris in 1937. After the Second World War, the project is taken up and developed by Mr. and Mrs. Felix Brunau with the support of the Ministry of Culture, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, the City of Paris, and the Academy of Fine Arts. The first building, designed by a Franco-Tunisian architect Olivier-Clement Cacoub, is completed in 1965 and gradually other buildings were added and assigned by the City of Paris on two locations : in the district of Paris called “the Marais” (284 studios) and in Montmartre (40 studios).