ONDES 2022

Residency program for french overseas artists

Extension! Deadline for applications: December 5th, 2021 included

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ONDES is a residency program created in 2020 for artists residing in French overseas departments (DOM and TOM) who wish to develop a research and creation project in all disciplines, in Paris, for three months (April to June 2022).


ONDES is part of the actions carried out by the Cité internationale des arts for overseas artists. It benefits from the financial support of the Ministry of Overseas France.


This artistic residency program offers multidisciplinary support, meetings with artists and cultural professionals, and active participation in the life of the Cité internationale des arts and its 325 residents from all disciplines, generations and backgrounds. Recipients also benefit from a living and working space and monthly financial support.



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 artists of French nationality residing in the overseas departments and territories, engaged in professional life and able to testify to an artistic practice for at least 5 years. There is no age limit.

It is intended for artists in the following fields: Architecture, Visual Arts, Cinema, Writing, Music and Performing Arts.


A committee made up of qualified personalities from the artistic and cultural world studies all the 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 residence in Paris, the work protocol envisaged and the contacts already established.


The residency

The program includes:


• Transportation to and from Paris (subject to a certain amount);

• A studio on the site of the Marais of the Cité internationale des arts from April 2021 to June 2021;

• A living grant of 750 euros per month;

• Artistic and professional support.


5 applications will be accepted.




Submission of applications

From October 26th to December 2nd, 2021 December 5th, 2021.


Notification of results

From the end of December 2021.


Start of Residency

From April to June 2022.


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



The studios

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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