open call


Tailor-made residencies from 2 to 12 months

Extension until January 23rd, 2021 included!

The open call for the "2-12" program at the Cité internationale des arts is closed.
Results will be announced in late March 2022.


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 give them the breathing space they need. Residencies run from September 2022 to August 2023.

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:



The program

To best meet the needs of artists and culture professionals, there are two residency options on offer this year as part of the 2-12 program:

• Provision of a live-in studio, i.e., a place to live and work;
• Provision of a workshop without accommodation.


Whether they are applying for a live-in studio or a workshop without accommodation, the program’s recipients must finance their own residency.


The live-in studio option includes the provision of furnished accommodation (bedroom, bathroom, kitchen) and a workspace for the duration of the residency. Every studio has Wi-Fi and some studios have a piano. The surface area of the live-in studios varies between 25m2 and 60m2. The monthly service charges start at 590 € and depend on the size of the studio.

Residents may share their accommodation with an adult and/or a child under 7 years old, for which a supplement will be charged.


The workshop option is for artists and culture professionals who only need a place to work. This option includes the provision of a furnished workspace (worktable, chairs) equipped with a sink for the duration of the residency. The studios/workshops all have Wi-Fi and vary in size between 30m2 and 40m2. Monthly rent for a workshop starts at 400 € and varies according to its size.


Eligibility criteria

These residencies are open to French and foreign artists, curators and researchers in the field of visual and audiovisual arts, music, writing and the performing arts. Applicants must be aged 18 years or older (there is no age limit).

Applicants must provide details of their residency project.


The 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 December 7th, 2021 to January 20th, 2022 January 23rd, 2022.


End of March 2022.


Residency dates
Starting between September 2022 and August 2023 for a period of 2 to 12 months.



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

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