Writers and Artists Grants

This programme is targeted to confirmed writers and artists who will be selected by a board of examiners on the basis of a project they would like to develop in Paris during their stay.

This project can be carried out at the invitation of a Paris art institution within the framework of a programme of cultural cooperation or as a personal artistic research approach.

The winners are hosted in one of the 6 studios, for a 3 or 6 months period.

At the end of their stay, the artists must write a report on their stay.

Profile of Applicants:

  • At least 5 years professional experience.
  • Proof of a participation in international festivals of performing arts (theatre, dance), a participation in important international artistic events (biennial contemporary art festivals, exhibitions in international museums), or publication of scripts.

    Discipline: Visual arts, performing arts, literature.

    Length of Stay

    3 months. The board of examiners can exceptionally decide in favour of a longer stay for a specific project (notified by a schedule).

    Conditions of Stay

    Winners will be accommodated in a studio put at their disposal by the City of Paris at the Récollets International Exchange and Accommodation Centre; 150-154 rue du Faubourg Saint Martin – 75010 Paris.

    The Department of Cultural Affairs will help the selected artists to make the necessary steps in Paris and foster contacts with Paris cultural institutions.

    Aid to Projects

    A 1500 € monthly allowance is allocated by the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs to support the artists’ projects, and an insurance in case of illness during the stay.

    Round-Trip Tickets

    Travel costs remain at the expense of the artist.

    However it will be possible for the artists to make a request to the cultural services department of French Embassies in their respective countries.

    Deadline for applications: May 15th.

    For more information and application, visit: Writers and Artists Grants