Tailor-made residencies from 2 to 12 months

Application deadline: March 7th, 2021 included (extension)

Each year, the Cité internationale des arts deploys a tailor-made residency program, newly named 2-12, open to all disciplines and based on a call for applications.

Focused on the time each artist needs for his or her project, it allows everyone to apply for residencies between two and twelve months.



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



The call for applications for the "2-12" program of the Cité internationale des arts is closed. The results will be announced from mid-April 2021 onwards.





Eligibility criteria and selection

These residencies are intended for French or foreign artists or curators, in the field of visual arts, music, writing and performing arts, over 18 years of age, with no age limit.

Applicants must submit a residency project.

A committee composed of qualified personalities studies all applications and selects the recipients of the program.

In addition to evaluating the candidate's professional background, the jury members pay particular attention to the quality of the project, the need for the residency in Paris, the work protocol envisaged and the contacts already established.


Conditions of the residency

The studio include a furnished living and working space (work space, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen). All studios are equipped with a wifi internet connection. Some studios are equipped with a piano.

The programme’s recipients are responsible for paying their living expenses for the duration of the residency.


Under this program, the surface area of the available studios varies between 25 and 60 m2.

The amount of the monthly fee is a minimum of 590 €, depending on the surface area of the live-in studio.


A resident may be accompanied by an adult and/or a child (under the age of 7), in which case a supplement is payable.


These rates are valid for the year 2021.




Submission of applications

From January 13th to February 28th, 2021 included March 7th, 2021 included


Notification of results

From mid-april 2021 onwards


Start of Residency

Possible start between May 2021 and May 2022 for a period of 2 to 12 months.


Other matters
How to apply?

Applications for the Cité internationale des arts committees must be made using the special online form. You will need a Google account to apply. If you don’t have one, you can create one HERE.
If you cannot access online registration, please contact the Cité internationale des arts committees office: Telephone calls will not be answered.


You will not be able to modify your application once it has been finalised. Please fill out this form as accurately as possible.



Elements to provide

Before completing the online form below, please make sure you have the following documents in your possession (PDF format):

• 1 curriculum vitae (4 pages maximum)
• 1 portfolio (between 5 and 20 pages maximum)
• 1 presentation of the project that the applicant wishes to work on during the residency (between 2 and 4 pages maximum)
• Links to video and/or audio files representative of your work (mp3, avi)
• Letters of recommendation (5 maximum) in French and/or English



Apply as a couple / as a collective

The 25 m2 to 60 m2 live-in studios have been designed to meet the needs of both work and everyday life. Each one has a workspace, a kitchen, a bathroom and a sleeping area. A studio can accommodate one or two adults and a child up to 7 years old.


Collective applications must be made as follows and according to the circumstances:

• for a joint project, only one application needs to be submitted on behalf of the two artists

• for two different projects, please submit two separate applications (please make a note in the ‘‘other remarks’’ section at the end of the form that you wish to share a studio and specify the name of the second applicant).


Applications for collective projects involving more than two artists are very rarely selected in view of the small number of suitable studios.



We regret that our studios are not fully wheelchair accessible, but we are working to remedy this situation.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions regarding accessibility at the Cité internationale des arts. We are at your disposal to answer you on a case-by-case basis.



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