Art Explora residencies in Paris [fr]

A programme of residencies for international artists and researchers in Montmartre (Paris).

Co-organised by the Art Explora foundation, this programme is part of the Cité internationale des arts and offers the opportunity to artists and researchers to carry out research and creative work in connection with the French scene.


The location in Montmartre

Since 1971, la Cité internationale des arts has been developing residencies with a capacity of 40 studios in 8 different buildings surrounded by a charming garden, in Montmartre, a few steps away from the Sacré-Coeur. In this context, the Art Explora programme is providing each resident with a studio-apartment, a monthly grant and a round trip to Paris.

Residency programmes

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

Eligible artistic disciplines: visual arts, performing arts, digital arts. Eligible areas of research: humanities, social sciences, sciences, technological innovation, sustainable development, curating.

Two programmes are offered:
-  SOLO programme: for artists only, 6-month residency (2 sessions per year: March to August 2022 and September 2022 to February 2023)
-  DUO programme: for collaborations between artists and researchers, 3-month residency (4 sessions per year : March to May 2022, June to August 2022, September to November 2022 and December 2022 to February 2023)

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


  • Applications close: 15 November 2021 (11:59 PM Paris time)
  • Results: January 2022 for residencies from March to August 2022; April 2022 for residencies from September 2022 to February 2023

For full information and how to apply, please visit:


Art Explora is a philanthropic foundation with international, nomadic, non-collection and digital ambitions.

Ever since the Cité internationale des arts was founded in 1965, artists have been coming from all over the world to take part in our artist-in-residence programmes in the Parisian districts of Marais and Montmartre. The Cité encourages cross-cultural dialogue and provides a place where artists can meet with their public and other professionals.


Dernière modification : 21/10/2021

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