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2024 Residency Programme

For Algerian artists

Application deadline: February 18, 2024 at midnight (Paris time GMT/UTC +1)

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This residency programme for creation and research is intended for Algerian visual artists, musicians, and writers working and living in Algeria. It was created at the initiative of the Ministry of Culture, following the delivery of the Stora report and as part of the recommendations aimed at appeasing Franco-Algerian memories.


The objective of this residency is to promote and facilitate the mobility of Algerian artists and to expand their professional and artistic network. This programme is co-constructed by the Cité internationale des arts (Paris), the Camargo Foundation (Cassis), and the Friche la Belle de Mai (Marseille). In collaboration with AM.I, Triangle - Astérides, a contemporary art center of national interest, Fraeme, and SACEM, the partners are committed to supporting the project of each winner by allowing them to benefit from privileged support́, networking, and a funded three-month residency in France.


Following this open call and the meeting of a jury of professionals from the world of art and culture, six artists will be selected for residencies of four months each, within the residency venues involved in the program.




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




The residency

The residency program will host six laureates: two visual artists, two musicians, and two writers. 

• For visual artists: at the Friche la Belle de Mai (Marseille) then at the Cité internationale des arts (Paris)
• For musicians: at the Cité internationale des arts (Paris) then at the Friche la Belle de Mai (Marseille).
• For writers: at the Cité internationale des arts (Paris), then at the Camargo Foundation (Cassis).


The recipients will benefit from :

• Support, meetings, and networking opportunities organized by the partners of the residency programme; 
• The provision of a living and working space in each host structure;
• A living allowance of 1200 euros per month;
• A production grant of 1,500 euros (all taxes included);
• The payment of international transportation to and from Paris, visa fees, and travel insurance, as well as travel within France (including travel to and from Marseille and Cassis) for a total of 1,250 euros (including tax). 


Eligibility and selection criteria

To participate in the call for applications, the artist must :

• Be of Algerian nationality, work and reside in Algeria;
• To have completed his/her academic studies and/or to be able to justify a minimum of 3 years of professional experience in the artistic sector;
• To have already developed one or more creative projects.




Submission of applications: 

From January 09 to February 18, 2024 at midnight (GMT/UTC +1)



Early April 2024.



• Visual Arts Residencies: from August 26 to November 27, 2024
(from August 26 to October 03, 2024 at the Friche la Belle de Mai with the artistic support of Triangle-Astérides and Fraeme, then from October 03 to November 27, 2024 at the Cité internationale des arts). 

• Music Residencies: from August 26 to November 27, 2024
(from August 26 to October 03, 2024 at the Friche la Belle de Mai with the artistic support of Triangle-Astérides and Fraeme, then from October 03 to November 27, 2024 at the Cité internationale des arts).  

• Residencies: from October 03 to December 27, 2024
(from October 03 to November 27, 2024 at the Cité internationale des arts, then from November 27 to December 27, 2024 at the Fondation Camargo). 



Other questions
How to apply?

Candidates' files must contain the following elements:

• Completed online registration form (Note: you must have a Google account to register);
• A detailed curriculum vitae (4 pages maximum), in French or English;
• An artistic dossier, in French or English, including a dozen visuals of past works with complete captions (between 5 and 10 pages maximum), if necessary with video links, audio files representative of the work if necessary (mp3, avi);
• A letter of intent, in French or English, which will present the project that the candidates wish to develop within the framework of the residency, the reasons why their work justifies the necessity of this residency in the two host structures, from an artistic point of view as well as from the point of view of their professional network (between 2 to 4 pages maximum).


Multiple applications will not be accepted.

It is not possible to bring accompanying persons to this programme.


The selection committee

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

In addition to evaluating the candidate's professional career, the jury members will pay particular attention to the artistic quality of the application, the arguments presented on the added value of this perspective of residency in France, the work protocol envisaged and the contacts or partnerships already established.


Conditions of residency

At the Camargo Foundation

The Camargo Foundation will provide each resident with an individual, furnished, and equipped apartment.

The Camargo Foundation campus includes twelve furnished apartments, a library, a common laundry room, a music/conference room, an artist's studio with a darkroom, and a composition studio with a piano. The campus also offers many outdoor spaces, with an outdoor theater, and its gardens including an aromatic garden available to residents. The foundation often hosts residents from different programs at the same time.

The foundation does not provide art materials or technical equipment. All apartments have fully equipped kitchens so that residents can prepare their own meals.

Only one apartment is accessible to people with disabilities, and the site (including the interior and exterior common areas) unfortunately does not meet current standards for accessibility for people with disabilities.


At the Friche La Belle de Mai

The Friche la Belle de Mai will provide a 90m2 workshop and accommodation in one of the two villas on the site, which has 20 rooms, bathrooms, a kitchenette, and a shared dining room.

Triangle - Astérides will provide a 90m2 workshop located at the Friche la Belle de Mai as well as a room with a private bathroom in an apartment shared with the other Triangle - Astérides residents located in downtown Marseille.

AM.I will provide two 50m2 creation/rehearsal studios equipped with a sound system. A general manager will be present to welcome the musicians on the first day of the residency and then every Monday. The recipient artists are invited to come to the residency with their instruments.  

Each artist will benefit from the support of a structure based at the Friche la Belle de Mai: Fraeme, Triangle-Astérides, and AM.I.


At the Cité internationale des arts

With a surface area ranging from 25 to 60m2, the studio apartments are designed to combine production and daily life. They consist of a workroom, a kitchen, a bathroom, and a sleeping area. A workshop can accommodate up to two adults and a child up to 7 years old.


Unfortunately, the proposed studio apartments do not meet current accessibility standards for people with disabilities, and we are working on this for the future.

For any request concerning the accessibility of the spaces of the Cité internationale des arts, we are at your disposal.



The Camargo Foundation

Founded by American artist and philanthropist Jerome Hill (1905-1972), the Camargo Foundation fosters creativity, research and experimentation through its international residency program for artists, scholars and thinkers. Since 1971, Camargo has hosted nearly 1,500 people in residence working in the arts, humanities and social sciences from around the world. Located in Cassis, on the Mediterranean coast, the Foundation offers time and space in a quality environment to think, create and exchange.


The Friche La Belle de Mai

Born in 1992 as a prototype of what is now called "Third Places", new cultural and urban models, La Friche brings together in a unique and reinvented place, urban transformation, artistic permanence, link to the territory and active cooperation in the general interest.


La Friche la Belle de Mai was born out of the former Seita factory and is now a place of creation and innovation. It is both a working space for its 70 resident structures (350 artists, producers, and employees who work there every day) and a place for dissemination (600 public artistic proposals per year, from workshops for young people to the biggest festivals). With nearly 450,000 visitors per year, La Friche la Belle de Mai is a multiple public space of 45,000 m2 where 5 performance and concert halls, shared gardens, artist residencies, a playground and sports area, a restaurant, a bookstore, a daycare center, 2400 m2 of exhibition space, a roof terrace of 8000 m2, and a training center are located.


La Friche La Belle de Mai's partners for this residency program:


Triangle - Astérides

Triangle - Astérides is a contemporary art center of national interest, established since its foundation in 1994 within the cultural cooperative Friche la Belle de Mai, a former tobacco factory in Marseille. 

Triangle-Astérides articulates a demanding program of exhibitions (monographs, duos, and collective exhibitions) with research and experimentation residencies of French and international artists, workshops with artistic and curatorial accompaniment (associate artists and Ateliers de la Ville de Marseille), to which are added events, editorial projects, and careful work carried out with all the public. 

Triangle-Astérides has inherited international networks (with the Triangle Network, which was at the origin of its creation and of which it remains a member structure while operating independently), as well as national and local ones (through the merger, in 2018, of Triangle France and Astérides). Connecting these different scales is at the heart of all its activities.


Fræme, a resident association of the Friche Belle de Mai since 2001, invents, develops, and implements systems for the production and dissemination of contemporary art. By articulating its activities around two dynamics, the professional career of artists and the exploration of different modalities of encountering works of art with the public, Fræme initiates numerous experiments carried out with artists and the public, as many projects in which creation is inscribed as a vector of individual and collective expression.


The association works on the production of exhibitions, events, and works, on a national and international scale, and is also involved with local and regional art scenes. It is also a major player in the art market with the international contemporary art fair Art-o-rama. Fræme offers support to artists through a multi-partner residency program and the publication of monographic books. For many years, Fræme has also been actively promoting cultural rights and has developed a wide range of mediation projects and cultural activities for all.

A.M.I Aides aux Musiques Innovatrices

Since 1985, A.M.I has been carrying out an artistic project for the benefit of the territory's inhabitants, artists and cultural entrepreneurs. Its action of transmission, identification and support of cultural enterprises and independent artists is an essential tool to guarantee the relevance of this territory in terms of artistic creation, and this, on a local, national and international scale. The A.M.I has a real culture of co-construction that favors transversality at all levels. Strong of its history, AMI defends an artistic line focused on musical innovation, aesthetic hybridizations without genre classification and multidisciplinary approaches, in order to remain a major actor of La Défense de la diversité artistique et culturelle.


The activity of A.M.I is articulated around 5 axes in a logic with 360° to carry this ambition:

1. DYNAMO PLATFORM - support for cultural entrepreneurship (business incubator, co-working, consulting and training, networking and internationalization) 

2. REPETITION, PROFESSIONALIZATION and INTEGRATION OF ARTISTS (professionalization training, coaching and technical support)

3. RESIDENCIES & CREATION (commissions and co-productions, support for creation (staging, scenography, technical development), European and international cooperation) 

4. PROGRAMMING & HIGHLIGHTS (co-productions, concerts and festivals) 

5. CULTURAL PRACTICES & ACTIONS (workshops, mediation, EAC)

The Cité internationale des arts

The Cité internationale des arts is a residency centre that brings artists and culture professionals together in the heart of Paris, allowing them to work on creative projects or carry out research project in all disciplines.


The Cité internationale des arts provides an environment that is conducive to creativity by hosting residents for periods of two months to one year and facilitating contacts with arts and culture professionals. Residents receive personalised support and assistance from the Cité internationale des arts team at its two sites: in the Marais (18 rue de l’Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris) and Montmartre (24 rue Norvins, 75018 Paris).


Each residency is an opportunity to meet and exchange with more than 300 artists and culture professionals of all generations, nationalities and disciplines. In collaboration with its many partners, the Cité internationale des arts calls for applications on specific themes and/or projects several times a year.


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