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Cité internationale des arts
Residency Paris, France

Cité internationale des arts

DEADLINE:1 March 2020

The Cité internationale des arts, which was founded in 1965, is a residence center that has welcomed more than 25,000 artists since its creation. Its ideal location in the heart of Paris and its commitment to place the artist at the heart of the project mean that the Cité internationale des arts is a key player on the Parisian and international art scene.

Each year, the Cité internationale des arts deploys its own residency program through specific committees organized by discipline: visual arts, music, writing and performing arts. These committees select more than 150 recipients yearly.


These residencies are open to French and foreign artists and curators, in the field of Visual Arts, Music, Writings and Performing Arts, aged over 18, for a residence period of 2 to 12 months.

In addition to evaluating the candidate’s professional background, the members of the jury pay particular attention to the quality of the project, the need for a residency in Paris, the envisaged working protocol and the contacts already established.


Residents selected by the Cité internationale des arts committees are responsible for paying their living expenses (the allocation of a studio at the Cité internationale des arts does not entitle residents to claim state housing benefit from the Caisse d’Allocations Familiale).

The studios include a furnished work and living space (living room/workspace, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen) and are also equiped with Wifi (for the ones on the Marais site). It is not possible to bring additional furniture.