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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.

CCI Residencies 2024/2025

We are delighted to announce the recipients of residencies, fellowships and bursaries for the Centre’s 2024/2025 programme.

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 mid-November and the deadline is mid-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 next call for applications runs from November 2024 to January 2025.

Applications are made online via our dedicated platform. This is made accessible here from November 2024 to January 2025.

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.

Please suggest how you might participate in CCI’s cultural programme ie. share your work with the public in the form of an open studio, short performance, reading, discussion…

  • 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 €800 per month.
  • The artist is in charge of purchasing their own return travel tickets to avail of the residency. The CCI will reimburse the cost of the tickets and this can be added to the stipend on request. Should the amount be over a total sum of 300€, the difference is the responsibility of the artist.
  • Artists may apply for a second residency. If they have already been awarded a total of three months with stipend, this is on the understanding that they will be offered accommodation and travel ONLY.
  • Each residency covers just one bedroom, one stipend and one return journey to Paris. If you are planning to collaborate with another artist(s), and are not sharing a bedroom, you must both/all apply separately and indicate your collaborative project in your application.
  • The artist in residence may be asked to participate in the cultural programme of the Centre Culturel Irlandais.
  • The next call for applications is for the programme of residencies running from September 2025 to August 2026.

  • 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 2024/25 residency programme, all details below.

CCI and the partner organisations share the costs of month-long residencies in CCI enabling the Centre to maintain 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.

N.B. Ticking the domain box 'Music' in the application form is sufficient to be considered for this residency

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.

Screen Composers Guild of Ireland is supporting a 1-month residency in October 2024 for any screen composer who is currently a full member of SCGI.
N.B. Please tick the relevant box in the Application form if you are a full SCGI member and wish to be considered for this 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 current member of Visual Artists Ireland.

N.B. Please tick the relevant box in the Application form if you are a current VAI member (subject to cross-checking) and wish to be considered for the Visual Artists 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 a 1 or 2-month residency for a writer working in English or Irish. The award is normally for a writer with a minimum of two books published with national or international distribution.

N.B. Ticking the domain box 'Literature' in the application form is sufficient to be considered for this residency

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.

N.B. Ticking the domain box 'Literature' in the application form is sufficient to be considered for this residency

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 20 November to 20 December 2024. 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 20 November to 20 December 2024 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, please write to rbeaugendre@centreculturelirlandais.com for more details.

The Irish Architecture Foundation is supporting a 1-month residency for architects / architectural graduates. Applicants at an early stage of their career (between 3-8 years post-part II) are most encouraged to apply.

N.B. Ticking the domain box 'Architecture' in the application form is sufficient to be considered for this residency

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.

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

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

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)

This 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

The CCI will host Ireland’s Olympic team during the Paris 2024 Olympics next July/August. We welcome applications from artists who would like to engage with Ireland’s top athletes for ten days during their month-long residency. This could take the form of a photographer in residence who might document this important time in the CCI’s story, a mural artist, printmaker, musician(s) in residence or artists whose work relates directly to issues such as sport, the body, resilience, or discipline. Artists would need to be available for the month of July or August.

N.B. Please tick the relevant box if you are applying for the Olympic Federation of Ireland Residencies and are free in July or August 2024