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Opening of the Institut français / Cité internationale des arts residencies programme’s call for applications – Spring 2020


Updated on 05/03/2020

The Institut français launches a call for applications for its programme at the Cité internationale des arts for residencies of three or six months, between October 2020 and April 2021. This programme is intended for foreign artists, residing exclusively outside of France, wishing to develop a research and creation project in Paris, in all artistic disciplines. Artists must be supported by one or several cultural partners. The call for applications is opened until April 15th, 2020, included. 

With the support and delegation of the French Ministry of Culture and the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, subscribers of studios at the Cité internationale des arts, the Institut français allows nearly 70 artists each year to benefit from a residency in the heart of Paris.

Since its creation in 1965, the Cité internationale des arts has welcomed artists from all over the world. It is a place of life open to dialogue between cultures, where artists meet their audiences and professionals. In partnership with 135 French and international organizations, it welcomes each month more than 300 artists from all disciplines, generations and horizons. 


Submissions of applications

The French cultural network abroad and/or the associated partners, in France or abroad, are invited to submit applications on the IFProg platform. Applications submitted directly by artists shall not be accepted. They must absolutely be submitted by associated partners via the following link: 



  • Submission of applications: Until 15 April 2020 
  • Selection committee: Mid-June 2020
  • Notification of results: End of June 2020
  • Periods of residency:October 2020 – April 2021



For any further information, please contact Mathilde Lajarrige, Project Manager - Residencies Department