The Institut français is launching the 2018 call for applications for its residency program at the Cité internationale des arts / Paris.

Who this program is aimed at?

The program is aimed at foreign artists from all around the world who wish to pursue a research project in Paris during a minimum period of three consecutive months, and who are supported by one or more cultural partners. These partners associated with the artist may be institutions of the French cultural network abroad (Institut français, Cultural Services of the French Embassies, and Alliance française) and / or French or foreign cultural structures (art centers, associations, multidisciplinary laboratories, galleries, museums, theaters, production centers for dance and circus, concert halls, festivals abroad, etc.).

What are the modalities of the residency ?

The Institut français in Paris provides artists with a studio-apartment at the Cité internationale des arts. The partner associated with the artist, in France or abroad, finances the artist’s travel and / or living expenses and submits the artist’s application.

Which disciplines?

This program is aimed at artists in every artistic discipline: Architecture/landscape/urbanism, street arts/circus/puppets, digital arts, visual arts, comics, cinema/movies/video, curating projects, dance/performances, design, literature, youth book, fine arts and crafts, modern music and jazz, classical and contemporary music, contemporary art performances, photography, theatre, musics for films and video games.

How to apply?

Please submit your CV and motivation letter to


 Deadline to apply: September 28th  2017

Selection: mid-November 2017


Eligibility critieria : 

Candidates must:

– have started their professional career.

– Speak French or English;

– Provide proof of previous artistic work;

– Be independent to organize their residency on their own once in Paris

– Be available (without any professional obligations) during the residency

There is no age limit.


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 during the residency, 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: art centers, cultural structures, artists, curators, critics, researchers, etc. These actors have an advisory role, supporting the artist in his/her networking during and after residency.


Conditions of the residency:

The Institut français will cover the studio-apartment rental, approximately 40m2, at the Cité internationale des arts located 18, rue de l’Hôtel de Ville, 75004, Paris in the district of Le Marais, in the Center of Paris. The associated partner will make sure that the laureate has sufficient resources for his/her stay. We therefore recommend that the artist be granted a living allowance of 1000 euros per month (minimum) and / or a return ticket. The associated partner must ensure that the laureate has an insurance covering repatriation, hospitalization, medical expenses and civil liability. It must also ensure that the laureate has a visa enabling him/her to stay in France during the period of his/her residency. No production allowance will be paid by the Institut français or the Cité Internationale des Arts.


More information HERE