Call for applications 2014
Call for applications 2014 are closed.
The residence programme in Paris - at the “Centre international d’accueil et d’échanges des Récollets” - is intended for established foreign artists and writers.
Visual arts - Performing arts - Literature
The Residence Programme
The purpose of the residence programme is to host artists and writers who have a specific project to develop in Paris. Each project, for all disciplines should be carried out in partnership with a previously specified local institution or other structure, company, artist, or indeed a well-known personality from the arts and culture in Paris or surrounding area. Overall, any research project should be developed in Paris, in harmony with the host town and its cultural environment. This residency is a privileged period of reflection and creativity for the artist, will contribute to the presence and visibility of international artists in Paris.
This programme is intended for individual established writers and artists.
The candidates must:
- be foreigners and live abroad
- have a minimum of 5 years of professional experience,
- show evidence of previous work and an artistic career that is already significantly developed,
- speak French or English,
- be able to free themselves from other professional activities during the period of the residency,
- not hold any other grants during the period of the residency.
Process and Selection Criteria
The selection will be made by a consultative committee composed of professionals from the relevant disciplines. Particular attention will be paid to the artistic quality of the project being submitted, to the necessity of a stay in Paris for the completion of the project, and to the manner in which it will be carried out.
An artist who has already benefited from a residency with the Récollets programme cannot reapply with a new project within 3 years.
Length of Stay
3 consecutive months without interruption and limited trips abroad. The residencies will take place from January to December 2014.
What the residency offers
The Institut français will allocate a 1500 € fixed monthly allowance. This is intended to cover living expenses such as food, local transport, etc.
The City of Paris will cover the rental accommodation at the Couvent des Récollets for the duration of the residency.
Before arriving in France, the candidate must take out health insurance coverage which includes repatriation if necessary and have personal liability insurance. Travel expenses to and from France are at the expense of the artist.