International Residence at Récollets


The City of Paris and the Institut français, France’s international agency for cultural policy affiliated to the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, offer a programme of residences dedicated to established writers and artists in the fields of visual and performing arts who have already achieved international recognition. The residences take place 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.


Visual arts - Performing arts - Literature.


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 proposed, 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 under the Récollets programme may not reapply with a new project within 3 years.


Artists and writers who are selected by a consultative committee for a three months period residency, will benefit from a monthly grant of 1500 € and will be accommodated in one of the five residential studios of an average size of 50m².

Address :
The Récollets International Exchange and Accommodation Centre
150-154 rue du Faubourg Saint Martin – 75010 Paris


The applications should be completed online at the website of the Récollets Convent

Deadline for applications for 2016: 17 June 2015.


For more information:

- Cultural services of the French Embassy in your country can also help you with your registration.

Published on 14/01/2016

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