This programme is targeted to confirmed writers and artists who will be selected by a board of examiners on the basis of a project they would like to develop in Paris during their stay. This project can be carried out at the invitation of a Paris art institution within the framework of a programme of cultural cooperation or as a personal artistic research approach.
The winners are hosted in one of the 6 studios, for a 3 or 6 months period. At the end of their stay, the artists must write a report on their stay.
PROFILE OF APPLICANTS
At least 5 years professional experience.
Proof of a participation in international festivals of performing arts (theatre, dance), a participation in important international artistic events (biennial contemporary art festivals, exhibitions in international museums), or publication of scripts.
DISCIPLINE Visual arts, performing arts, literature.
LENGTH OF STAY
3 months. The board of examiners can exceptionally decide in favour of a longer stay for a specific project (notified by a schedule).
CONDITIONS OF STAY
Winners will be accommodated in a studio put at their disposal by the City of Paris at the Récollets International Exchange and Accommodation Centre; 150-154 rue du Faubourg Saint Martin – 75010 Paris. The Department of Cultural Affairs will help the selected artists to make the necessary steps in Paris and foster contacts with Paris cultural institutions.
AID TO PROJECTS
A 1500 € monthly allowance is allocated by the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs to support the artists’ projects, and an insurance in case of illness during the stay.
Travel costs remain at the expense of the artist. However it will be possible for the artists to make a request to the cultural services department of French Embassies in their respective countries.
Go to online registration
Deadline for applications: May 15th 2009
Meeting of the commission: end September 2009
The official list of selected artists, in all disciplines, will be posted on line, and solely on line, following the meeting of the jury.
The cultural services department of the French Embassy and the representative of the Alliance Française in your country can also help you with your registration.