The COVID 19 crisis has changed the conditions for international mobility. Faced with this situation, the Cité internationale des arts is adapting its programs to pursue its mission of welcoming and supporting creators from around the world and from all disciplines.
In 2020, the Cité internationale des arts launched the "TRAME"* program for French-speaking artists from around the world. More than 400 applications were received and 10 recipients were selected by a jury to carry out residencies in the spring and fall of 2020. The health crisis and the resulting restrictions on mobility have disrupted the programme's schedule: the recipients will be welcomed between January and March 2021.
Artists and cultural professionals are particularly affected by the current crisis. In order to continue its support for Francophone creators in all disciplines, as part of its actions as a reference centre for Francophone creation, the Cité internationale des arts is evolving its action. A call for applications was opened on June 12, 2020 for an exceptional edition of the "TRAME" program in the fall. This edition is aimed at Francophone artists of all disciplines and all nationalities, present on French territory only.
*The "TRAME" programme is part of the new actions carried out since 2019 by the Cité internationale des arts, designated as a reference centre for francophone creation by the Ministry of Culture alongside La Chartreuse de Villeneuve-lès-Avignon - Centre national des écritures du spectacle and Les Francophonies - Des écritures à la scène in Limoges.
Some key numbers!
• 141 applications
• 5 residencies of 3 months (October-December 2020)
• A grant of 800 € per artist and per month
• Among the recipients: 4 women & 1 man