A programme of residence at the “Centre international d’accueil et d’échanges des Récollets” in Paris is dedicated to confirmed 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. This project should preferably be carried out in partnership with a previously specified local institution or another structure, company, or artist, in Paris or the surrounding area for artists in the fields of visual or performing arts, and for writers 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 intended for 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.
PROCESS AND CRITERIA OF SELECTION
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 travels abroad. The residences will take place from January to December 2013.
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 rent of the accommodation at the Couvent des Récollets for the duration of the residency.
The residences are not suitable for families and pets are forbidden.
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 "international residences at Récollets".
Meeting of the commission: October 2012.
Results will be notified on the website only by the end of October.