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The Artist in Residence program in Paris 2024/2025 is a bilateral residency program organized by the Chishima Foundation For Creative Osaka and Villa Kujoyama (Kyoto), in collaboration with Institut Français, Cité Internationale des Arts, and Kyoto Art Center. This program aims to support one artist, researcher, and curator living or working in the Kansai region to develop their activities while being exposed to the French cultural, social, and artistic scene.

The successful applicant will receive support from the above-mentioned cultural institutions for a three-month research and/or production residency in a studio located in the Cité Internationale des Arts in central Paris.

Cité internationale des arts (Marais site)

January 8th, 2025 to April 3rd, 2025

Number of successful applicant
1 artist will be selected for this year’s open call.
*Application as a group is not possible.

– individual based and working in the Kansai region (Kyoto, Osaka, Shiga, Nara, Wakayama, Hyogo)
– individual having activities as an artist, curator, or art critic
– all artistic disciplines
– all nationalities are accepted
– We are not able to accept students (applications are however accepted if the course has been completed at the moment by the time the residency starts).

Supports during the residency program
– A studio will be allocated to the resident (Marais site)
– flight tickets round trip (direct flight in economy class between KIX and CDG aiports)
– 500 000 yens for living costs and research/production costs
All other expenses will be covered by the applicant.
The successful applicant needs to have an insurance during the residency.
Before the arrival at Cité internationale des arts, the payment of deposit for the studio will be required.

Conditions of application
–Applicants must be able to work from Cité internationale des Arts in Paris.
–Applicants must be able to communicate in English or French.
–Applicants must be able to participate in a reporting session or event in Osaka or Kyoto after their stay in Paris.

Application file
The applicants should submit:
– application form in English and in Japanese
– portfolio
– detailed description of the residency project (4 pages max.)

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 Cité internationale des arts © Maurine Tric / Adagp, Paris 2024.

Please send your application in an email with all the requested documents to:
AND grant@chishima-foundation.com

Deadline: May 31st, 2024 at 6 pm (Japan time)

Selection procedure
– First selection: file screening from June 1st to June 10th 2024
– Second selection: online interview: second half of June 2024
The result will be notified to all applicants after the final screening.

We will consider the following points during the selection process:
–The applicant must have the necessity to stay in Paris, or use Paris as a base to carry out their activities.
– The applicant has the intention to develop their activities overseas.
– The applicant has little experience in overseas production or residency.


Questions about the application and the program
Please send an email to both addresses below: