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26 Oct 2021

Residency Art Explora & Cite internationale des arts Residency Program

Art Explora Foundation Paris, Île-de-France, France


Opportunity Description

International Deadline: November 15, 2021 – The Art Explora Foundation together with Cité internationale des arts co-construct a unique residency program for French and international artists and researchers.

The program invites candidates to propose a project that questions contemporary issues, including new technologies, the links between art and science, and environmental and social issues.

Both programs are open to artists and researchers of all nationalities, with no age limit. Eligible artists are those who can justify a minimum of five years of professional activity.

  • Eligible artistic disciplines: visual arts, performing arts, digital arts.
  • Eligible areas of research: humanities, social sciences, sciences, technological innovation, sustainable development, curating.
  • The residency programs are designed to accompany a project in its entirety or only one stage of it.


SOLO program: for artists only.
2 sessions of 6 months each per year, each of which will welcome 6 artists (12 artists welcomed each year):
– March – August 2022
– September 2022 -February 2023

DUO program: for collaborations between researchers and artists.
4 sessions of 3 months each per year, each of which will host a duo artist – researcher (4 artists and 4 researchers welcomed each year):
– March – May 2022
– June – August 2022
– September – November 2022
– December 2022 – February 2023

20 residents are selected each year. In addition to evaluating the candidate’s professional background, the members of the jury pay particular attention to the quality of the project, its link with the theme of the residency (contemporary issues) and the importance of its location in France for the advancement of the research.

The selection committee is composed of leading figures from the world of art and research and representatives of the Cité internationale des arts and the Art Explora Foundation.

Each resident will benefit from:

  • A 6-month residency for artists in the SOLO program ; a 3-month residency for artists and researchers in the DUO program at the Cité internationale des arts in Montmartre
  • A studio apartment of about 50m2 , fully equipped and furnished (shared between the two members of the duo, if applicable)
  • A grant of 1,000 euros per month (for each member of the duo, if applicable)
  • A production grant of up to 3,000 euros, if needed and according to the specifics of the project (shared between the two members of the duo, if applicable)
  • A round trip to Paris covered by the foundation (for each member of the duo, if applicable)


Art Explora is a non-profit organisation founded in 2019 by the French patron Frédéric Jousset, based on his belief in the power of culture to create dialogue and to reinforce social cohesion. The foundation is committed to bridging cultural gaps in all the projects it undertakes by promoting access to arts and culture for as many people as possible.

18 Rue de l’Hôtel de ville, 75004 Paris, France

Opportunity Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opportunity Types: Residency. Opportunity Tags: $0 Entry/Application Fee, Deadlines 11 Nov thru Dec, and Open to Artists Worldwide. Benefits: *No Application Fee, Exhibition - Solo, In-Kind Benefit, Residency, and Stipend.

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