Staying at the Cité

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


By means of our 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.


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: the visual arts, music, writing and the performing arts. The selection committees’ members are independent curators and art centre, FRAC, art school, as well as music, theatre and performing arts school directors, in addition to representatives from the Municipality of Paris, the French Ministry of Culture and the Institut français. The commissions select the candidates for residencies by evaluating the artistic aspects of the project and the applicant’s motivations.

The length of each residency is defined in line with the artist’s project. Selected artists are responsible for the costs of their residency.


The call for applications for the Spring 2019 committees is now closed. The result will be given from the end of April 2019 onwards, until then telephone calls will not be answered.


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