Deadline: 22/05/2019

Art Research Residency - Paris

International Art Research Residency in Paris.

As part of the L'AiR Arts organized program,​ Art Research Residency is specially designed to enable participants to evaluate their individual places as artists and situate their artistic exploration and practice within both the historical and contemporary context of art production and dissemination in Paris. 

During this residency program, artists explore different artistic neighbourhoods of Paris: Montparnasse, Montmartre, Belleville, and Marais where we visit ​historic artist studios, many of which are normally closed to the public, as well as the art academies, galleries and meeting places where the ideas that shaped modern art as we know it were formed. The residency may also include a day trip to artistic places outside Paris, such as Barbizon or Auvers-sur-Oise, the renowned French villages that served as an inspiration to many artists. 

To foster meaningful encounters and connections, this residency also provides participants with  the opportunity to meet local artists, art historians, and gallerists working in Paris today. We organize facilitated group discussion sessions with Paris-based curators, who offer portfolio readings and mentorship to the artists.

To encourage the exchange of ideas and skills, we offer shared work space and invite artists to propose talks / workshops related to their practice and participate in an Open Studio event. 

These components of the residency not only highlight the role that international artistic dialogue in Paris played in the development of modern art, but also encourage artists to reflect on ways in which the artistic exchange provided by this residency could influence their own artistic practice. 

Open to professional artists working in all visual arts media and disciplines, as well as to curators and art historians. Intermediate level of English is required to be able to understand and interact with others.

Art Research Residency includes:

  • Accommodation in either a private or shared room (based on your preferences and availability) 
  • Flexible meal plan: buffet breakfast and either lunch or dinner of traditional french cuisine (with a to-go option)
  • Welcoming and closing dinner / reception at a historic restaurant or an artistic venue
  • Shared work space and open studio event and/or exhibition 
  • Access to the Centre's facilities including, plenty of common areas, cafe, an outdoor terrace and garden, laundry facility, meeting rooms and internet access (wifi) for personal laptops
  • Guided Cultural Program (visits, meetings and other facilitated group activities co-hosted with our program partners)
  • Portfolio readings and discussion sessions with curators
  • Support for artists to encourage integration and intercultural exchange
  • Exposure on L'AiR Arts website and social media
  • Paris Museum Pass and/or entry ticket to a current major art event/fair
  • Book of ten Paris metro tickets

Duration of Residency
October 8 – 22, 2019 (two weeks)

Application Information
Applications are reviewed by a panel of international and Paris-based arts professionals. The selection process ranges from an open call application and panel process to nominations or by invitation. To apply please complete the online application form:

Art Research Residency - Paris

Art Research Residency - Paris


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