2-12 is an annual artist-in-residency programme organised by the Cité internationale des arts that is open to a wide range of disciplines (visual and audiovisual arts, the performing arts, music and writing).
The program’s two-to-twelve-month residencies provide artists with time to do research and the space they need to live, to work or both. Artists can apply for residencies running from September 2023 to August 2024.
In addition to a studio, the 2-12 programme offers networking opportunities within a community of 325 other artists in residence from various disciplines, of different ages and nationalities, as well as – depending on the project – with professionals.
If you are unable to access the online application form, please contact the Cité internationale des arts Residency Department : firstname.lastname@example.org.
All the information and practical questions below and available to download HERE (please consult these elements before submitting your application).
To better respond to the needs of artists, there are two residency options this year as a part of 2-12 program
• Live-in studio residency ; a place to live and work
• Work 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. 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 evolved 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 (worktable, seating, shelves) with a collective water point, located on the Montmartre site of the Cité internationale des arts, for the duration of the residency. Work studios vary in size, from 30 to 40 m², and are all equipped with a wifi Internet connection. The monthly fee for a work studio is between €258 and €680, depending on the size of the space (these rates are to be confirmed upon selection and may evolved in 2025).
These residencies are 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.
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
End of April 2024
Residency dates :
Starting between September 2024 and July for a period of 2 to 12 months