Staying at the Cité

There are three methods of selection for candidates wishing to obtain a residency at the Cité internationale des arts


By means of the Cité internationale des arts' selection committees

French and foreign artists may apply directly to the Cité internationale des arts, which organises different commissions by discipline (visual arts, music, writing, performing arts) and thematic.


Ongoing open calls


The call for applications for the Spring 2020 Committees (Visual Arts, Writing, Music, Performing Arts) is open until March 1, 2020. All information HERE.


The call for applications for the TRAME 2020 programme is closed. The results will be communicated in early February 2020. 


By means of the Cité' partnerships

The Cité internationale des arts develops targeted residence programmes as a way of forging new startegic partnerships. Theses programmes are aimed at specific, highly influencial institutions that are keen to support talented, emerging, international artists.


Our partners:

Culture and Diversity Foundation (France) • Czech Literary Center (Czech Republic) • French Alliance of Paraguay (Paraguay) • French Office in Taipei (Taiwan) • Institut français of Algeria (Algeria) • Institut français of Brazil (Brazil) • Institut français of DCC (Democratic Republic of the Congo) • Institut français of Egypt (Egypt) • Institut français of Iran (Iran) • Juan y Pablo de Otaola Foundation (Spain) • Ministry of Culture in Colombia (Colombia) • New Caledonia's Music and Arts Export Office (France) • Shell Art Award (Japan) • Society of Friends of the Arab World Institute (France) • South Tyrolean Artists Association (Italy) • University of Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico)



Ongoing open calls
By means of the long-standing partners

Our network of 135 long-standing partners can select an artist for a residency at the Cité internationale des arts in accordance with their chosen procedure. To find out more about each of our partner’s application processes, as well as how they select candidates and the support provided, please consult the long-standing partners’ page.

Ongoing open calls


No call for applications is currently open.




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