Founded in 1965, the Cité internationale des arts is now the largest artist residence center in the world. The large number of artists welcomed (more than 22,000 since its creation), its ideal location in the center of Paris and its commitment to place artists at the heart of the project all contribute to make the Cité internationale des arts a major figure in the cultural landscape of Paris and internationally.
This ambitious project, born out of the desire to bring artists from all over the world together and gather all disciplines in a single location, gives the Cité internationale des arts a unique status that fosters encounters, artistic crossovers as well as creativity.
Every year, the Cité internationale des arts welcomes more than 1,200 artists from 90 different countries in more than 300 studios in the center of Paris, in Marais and Montmartre districts.
Based on artistic projects of residents, artists and/or curators, the Cité internationale des arts implements a multidisciplinary cultural program in its various facilities: the Galerie (525 m2 of exhibition space), the Corridor, the Auditorium (128 seats) and through its studios by organizing open studio sessions. The Cité internationale des arts also supports projects outside its walls ("hors les murs") by its residents and participates in bringing them into contact with professionals.
Residents can also benefit from French lessons, work in collective workshops (engraving workshop, silkscreen printing) and use a ceramic stove. Partnerships with other Parisian and Ile-de-France institutions also enable residents to develop their practices outside the walls of the Cité internationale des arts.
Submission of applications: from January 10 to March 1, 2018
Notification of results: from mid-April onwards
Residences start: between July and late November 2018.
ELEMENTS TO PROVIDE
Before completing the online form below, please make sure to collect the following documents:
- 1 curriculum vitæ (pdf) (maximum 4 pages)
- 1 presentation note of the residency project (pdf) (2 pages maximum)
- 1 portfolio (pdf) (between 5 and 20 pages maximum)
- Video links, audio files representative of your work (mp3, avi), and/or letters of recommendation (pdf).
The application fee amounts to 32 € TTC and can be paid online or by sending a bank authorization. Your registration will not be definitively validated until you have submitted all the required supporting documents and paid the application fee.
To apply, a google account is required. If you don't have one, please create one HERE.
If you cannot access online registration, please contact the Cité internationale des arts peer-session office: firstname.lastname@example.org
Once your application has been finalized, you will no longer be able to modify it. Thank you for completing this form as rigorously as possible. Telephone calls will not be answered.