open call


Artistic residencies from 2 to 12 months

Date limite de candidatures : 28 janvier 2024 inclus

Every year, the Cité internationale des arts launches a residency program intitled 2—12 , open to all artistic disciplines (visual arts, performing arts, music and writing).


Offering the research time required by each artist, this program gives everyone the opportunity to apply upon submission of a project, for residencies lasting between two and twelve months, between September 2024 and August 2025.


Participation in the 2—12 program enables artists to benefit from networking with the community of 325 artists in residence, of all nationalities, disciplines and generations, as well as with external professionals, depending on the project.



If you are unable to access the online application form, please contact the Cité internationale des arts Residency Department :

All the information and practical questions below and available to download HERE (please consult these elements before submitting your application).

The programme

To better respond to the needs of artists, there are two residency optiions this year as part of the 2-12 porgramme :

Live-in studio residency ; a living and a working space 
Working studio residency, without accomodation

The recipients of this program are responsible for financing their residency, whether they are applying for a live-in studio or a working studio.


The live-in studio option includes the provision of furnished accommodation (bedroom, bathroom, kitchen) and a workspace for the duration of the residency on the Marais or the Montmartre site of the Cité internationale des arts. They are equipped with a wifi Internet connection. Some can be equipped with pianos. The surface area of the live-in studios varies between 25 to 50 m². The provisional minimum monthly fee is €627, which may vary according to the size of the space (these rates are to be confirmed upon selection and may evolve in 2025). Residents may share their accommodation with an adult and/or a child under 7 years old, for which a supplement will be charged.


The working studio option is for artists and culture professionals who only need a working space. This option is organized around the provision of a furnished workspace (work table, seating, shelves) with a collective water point, located on the Montmartre site of the Cité internationale des arts, for the duration of the residency. Working studios vary in size, from 30 to 40 m², and are all equipped with a wifi Internet connection. The provisionnal minimum monthly fee for a working studio is between €258 and €680, depending on the size of the space (these rates are to be confirmed upon selection and may evolve in 2025).



Eligibility criteria

This residency is open to French and foreign artists, curators and researchers active in the field of visual arts, music, writing and performing arts.


-  Artists must have at least 5 years’ professional experience in their artistic career.


-  Applicants must be over 18, with no age limit. The call is not open to students.


- Candidates must not have benefited from a residency at the Cité internationale des arts in the last two years. Artists who have terminated their residency in 2021 or earlier are eligible.


Selection committee

A committee composed of experts in their field studies the applications and selects the recipients.

In addition to evaluating the candidate’s professional background, the members of the jury pay particular attention to the project’s artistic quality, the arguments explaining the added value of doing a residency in Paris, the work protocol envisaged and to any contacts or partnerships that have already been established.



From November 20, 2023 to January 28, 2024 included

Results :
End of April 2024

Residency dates : 
Starting between September 2024 and July 2025 for a period of 2 to 12 months 



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