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20 Jun 2010

Artist residency Paris: Couvent des Recollets

Website: http://www.international-recollets-paris.org

International Artists’ Residency opportunities for 2011 at Le Couvent des Recollets, Paris for established artists and writers: visual arts, performing arts, literature.

The City of Paris and Culturesfrance, the agency of the ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and of the ministry of Culture and Communications responsible for international cultural exchanges, offer a residences’ programme dedicated to established foreign artists and writers at the Recollets International Exchange and Accommodation Centre, a magnificent building in the centre of Paris, opened in 2003.


The purpose of the residence programme is to host artists and writers who have a specific project to develop in Paris. This project should preferably be carried out in partnership with a previously specified local institution or other structure, a company, or an artist, in Paris or the surrounding area for artists in the fields of visual or performing arts, and/or as part of a research project. The project should be developed in Paris, in harmony with the host town and its cultural environment. This residence, which 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 aimed at individual established writers and artists.
The candidates must :
- have a minimum of 5 years of professional experience,
- show evidence of previous work and of 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.

3 consecutive months. The residences will take place from January to December 2011.

Culturesfrance 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 of accommodation at the Couvent des Récollets for the duration of the residence.

Before arrival in France, the candidate must take out health insurance coverage which includes repatriation if necessary. Travel expenses to and from France are the responsibility of the artist.

The applications should be completed online at the website of the Couvent des Recollets

Deadline for applications for 2011: June 20, 2010.
The commission will meet in autumn 2010 to examine the applications.

See website for all other details.

Source: Artservis