3-month residency program – Visual Arts & Music

Deadline for applications: November 5th, 2020 included

The COVID crisis has changed the conditions for international mobility. Faced with this situation, the Cité internationale des arts is adapting its programmes to be able to pursue its mission of welcoming and supporting creative arts professionals from around the world.

The Cité internationale des arts is offering an exceptional three-month residency programme (January to March 2021) for visual artists and musicians of all nationalities residing in France.

Once reserved, this three-month residency may be renewed, depending on the availability of studios, the project’s progress and the need of further development.



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



If you cannot access online registration, please contact the Cité internationale des arts committees office: Telephone calls will not be answered.




Eligibility criteria and selection

The call for applications is open to visual artists (of all disciplines) and musicians of any age or nationality currently residing in France.

Candidates will be required to submit a residency project. A committee made up of qualified personalities will study every application and select the programme recipients.

In addition to evaluating the candidate’s professional background, the jury members will pay particular attention to the quality of the project, the need for the residency to be in Paris, what working procedures are envisaged and any contacts that have already been established.


The residency

The studios include a furnished work and living space (living room/workspace, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen) and are also equiped with Wifi.

The recipients of this program are responsible for paying their living expenses during the residency.


Live-in studios provided as part of this programme have a surface area of between 20 m2 and 40 m2. The monthly fee for a studio ranges from 590€ to 640€.

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 tariffs are subject to change until validated by our board of directors.




Submission of applications

From October 16th to November 5th, 2020


Notification of results

From November 23rd, 2020 onwards


Start of Residency

From January 4th to March 29th, 2021


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 20 m2 to 40 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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