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Artist residency programme

Our annual residency programme offers great opportunities for artists of all disciplines to tap into the resources of Paris and the CCI, as well as being an important means of showcasing Ireland's dynamic contemporary culture on an international stage.

Since 2015, we have partnered numerous Irish cultural organisations so as to be able to appoint up to forty artist residents every year who form the heart of the Centre Culturel Irlandais’ creative community. Find out more about these partnered residencies below.

Our annual residency programme offers great opportunities for artists of all disciplines to tap into the resources of Paris and the CCI, as well as being an important means of showcasing Ireland's dynamic contemporary culture on an international stage.

Since 2015, we have partnered numerous Irish cultural organisations so as to be able to appoint up to forty artist residents every year who form the heart of the Centre Culturel Irlandais’ creative community. Find out more about these partnered residencies below.

Guidelines for Applicants

Details of eligibility for an artist residency and how to apply.

Applicants must be Irish citizens or normally resident on the island of Ireland, with professional involvement in creative practice.

The call for applications opens in November and the deadline is at the beginning of January each year, for residencies running from September of the same year to June of the following year. Applicants will be notified of the outcome at the end of March.

Our currrent call for applications runs from 22 November 2022 to 12 January 2023.

Applications are made online via our dedicated platform. This is made accessible here from 22 November to 12 January 2023 (5pm GMT).

Applications by post or email cannot be accepted. Please read the terms and conditions for CCI residencies and partner-supported residencies below.

A clear indication of the focus of the residency will be required together with a record of professional achievement: details of publications, exhibitions, performances, compositions, prizes, awards and related aspects of practice, as well as experience of other residencies. Visual artists must have had at least one solo exhibition and writers one published work.

Any familiarity with French culture and language should be indicated.

> Apply on-line here

  • The residency is open to practitioners in all art forms, within the limits of the facilities available in the Centre.
  • The bursary covers travel and accommodation in the Centre Culturel Irlandais. The artist is expected to spend the period agreed in the Centre.
  • Each resident artist will receive a stipend of €750 per month.
  • Artists may apply for a second residency on the understanding that they will be offered accommodation and travel ONLY.
  • The artist in residence will be asked to participate in the cultural programme of the Centre Culturel Irlandais.
  • This programme of residencies begins in September 2023 and runs until August 2024.

  • We recommend you type up information off-line and copy it into the form all at once. To avoid overloading the system on the final day, we strongly advise you to make your application in advance. You will know your application has been registered by the on-line system when you see a pop-up message on the screen thanking you for applying.
  • Your application has been registered by the on-line system when you receive an email thanking you for applying. If you have not received this message, please resubmit your application.
  • If you are having difficulties submitting: please check that your attachments are not over the designated size limit. You can also try changing your web browser. Check your files for any unsupported characters or unusual file naming. File names should not have spaces or include special characters such as full stops or exclamation marks.
  • Applications by post or e-mail cannot be accepted

In compliance with GDPR regulations, please be aware that your details will be kept on file by the Centre Culturel Irlandais for 2 years following the close of the current application process.

You may contact rbeaugendre@centreculturelirlandais.com should you wish to request removal of your details before this.

Partnerships

We are delighted to be pursuing our partnerships with Irish cultural organisations to support the 2023/24 residency programme, all details below.

CCI and the partner organisations share the costs of month-long residencies in CCI enabling the Centre to increase the number of residencies it can offer. All applicants should fulfil the general criteria for CCI residencies as well as a number of more specific criteria. Applying for one of the partner-funded residencies does not exclude you from being considered for a general CCI residency in your chosen field.

Music Network is supporting a 1-month residency for a musician seeking to further their performance career. Musicians working in all genres are eligible. This award will be made to a musician resident in (the Republic of) Ireland. Residency is based upon the Revenue Commissioners’ definition of the term (see www.revenue.ie). Residents will have a valid PPS number.

The Contemporary Music Centre is supporting a 1-month residency for a composer who is represented by the CMC.

N.B. Please tick the relevant box in the Application form if you are represented by the CMC.

Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA) is supporting a 1-month residency for an artist of any discipline whose work is connected to Irish traditional music.

N.B. Please tick the relevant box in the Application form indicating you are applying for the ITMA residency.

Cartoon Saloon is supporting a 1-month residency for directors of animated films and film professionals whose work is primarily in the animation medium.

N.B. To be considered for this residency, you need only tick 'Film' in the 'Primary discipline' category of the application form

Visual Artists Ireland is supporting a 2-month residency for any artist that is a member of Visual Artists Ireland.

N.B. Please tick the relevant box in the Application form if you are a VAI member and wish to be considered for the Visual Artists Ireland Residency.

Graphic Studio Dublin (GSD) is supporting a 1-month residency for a member of the studios.

N.B. Please tick the relevant box in the application form if you are a GSD member and wish to be considered for the residency. GSD members can also apply for the Print Network Ireland residency

Print Network Ireland is supporting a 1-month residency for a member of Black Church Print Studio, Cork Printmakers, Graphic Studio Dublin or Limerick Printmakers.

N.B. Please tick the relevant box in the application form if you have been a member of one of these studios for 12 months or more and wish to be considered for this residency.

Literature Ireland is supporting two 1-month residencies for writers working in English or Irish. The awards are normally for writers with a minimum of two books published with national or international distribution.

Poetry Ireland is supporting a 1-month residency for a poet, working in English or Irish. The award is for a poet with a minimum of two collections published with national or international distribution.

The Abbey Theatre is supporting a 1-month residency for a theatre-maker to develop their practice as part of an international residency opportunity in the CCI from 22 November to 22 December 2023. Three other national theatres/festivals will also support three theatre-makers who will reside in the CCI during the same period. The residency will include networking opportunities for all four theatre-makers. Our international partners are the Vilnius International Theatre Festival Sirenos, Vsi Teatro informacijos centras, Lithuania and the Lithuanian Cultural Centre (Paris), Camões – Centro Cultural Português (Paris) and Teatro Nacional Dona Maria II (Portugal), and the Centre Culturel Hellénique (Paris) and National Theatre of Greece (Athens).

N.B. If you are Irish/based in Ireland, available from 22 November to 22 December 2023 and interested in applying, please tick the box ‘International Residency for Theatre-makers’ in the application form and outline how this Abbey-supported residency would benefit your practice.

For applicants from Lithuania, Portugal and Greece, further details will be available here soon.

Draíocht is supporting a 1-month residency for an artist working in any discipline, with a clear focus on children and/or young people articulated in the proposal.

N.B. Please tick the relevant box in the Application form if your profile corresponds.

Meath Arts Office is supporting a 1-month residency for an artist of any discipline who is based in the county of Meath.

N.B. Please tick the relevant region box in the Application form indicating you live in Co. Meath.

Ealaín na Gaeltachta is supporting a 1-month residency for a Gaeltacht based artist of any discipline working in the Irish language. The recipient will be required to submit a residency report to Ealaín na Gaeltachta no later than 30 days after completion of the programme.

N.B. If your profile corresponds, please tick the relevant region box in the Application form and outline how you work through the Irish language.

Cork County Council is supporting a 1-month residency for an artist of any discipline who is based in the county of Cork.

N.B. Please tick the relevant Region box in the Application form indicating you live in Co. Cork

dlr Arts Office is supporting two 1-month residencies for artists of any discipline who are based in the county of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown.

N.B. Please tick the relevant region box in the Application form indicating you live in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown

Leitrim County Council is supporting a 1-month residency for an artist of any discipline who is based in the county of Leitrim.

N.B. Please tick the relevant Region box in the Application form indicating you live in the county of Leitrim.

Limerick Arts Office Limerick City and County Council is supporting a 1-month residency for an artist of any discipline who is based in the city or county of Limerick.

N.B. Please tick the relevant Region box in the Application form indicating you live in the city or county of Limerick

Wexford Arts Centre and Wexford Arts Office are supporting a 1-month residency for an artist of any discipline who is based in the county of Wexford.

N.B. Please tick the relevant Region box in the Application form indicating you live in the county of Wexford.

Supported by:
- The Centre Culturel Irlandais, Tomi Ungerer Estate, Embassy of Ireland in France (Paris)
- Permanent Representation of Ireland to the Council of Europe, Musée Tomi Ungerer, Mairie de Strasbourg (Strasbourg)
- Embassy of France in Ireland, Firestation Artists’ Studios, Create – National Development Agency for Collaborative Arts (Dublin)
- University College Cork, The Guest House Project, West Cork Arts Centre (Co. Cork)


This newly inaugurated 1 to 2-month residency supports artists with a socially-engaged practice based in Ireland or of Irish nationality. It enables a short introduction to the work of world-renowned artist Tomi Ungerer through consultation of his archives in France together with time spent at CCI Paris to further develop their practice.

N.B.
A socially-engaged practice is understood to be an art practice in which the social interaction, participation, collaboration and/or activism is integral. If you are interested in applying, please tick the relevant box in the main artist residency application form: See here

This international residency also supports a French or France-based artist with a socially-engaged practice for a 6-week residency in Ireland from 5 September to 15 October 2022. More information