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International artist residencies

The CCI is building relationships in order to broaden the profile of artists that spend time at the CCI. This will allow Irish artists to spend time with their international contemporaries… conversations start over a cup of coffee and can lead to the most exciting collaborations.

The CCI is building relationships in order to broaden the profile of artists that spend time at the CCI. This will allow Irish artists to spend time with their international contemporaries… conversations start over a cup of coffee and can lead to the most exciting collaborations.

Tomi Ungerer Residency for Socially-engaged Artists

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

Inaugurated in 2022, 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 for general terms and conditions plus application form.

This international residency also supports a French or France-based artist with a socially-engaged practice for a 6-week residency in Ireland. Full details will be published on this page soon.

International Residency for Theatre-makers in association with The Abbey Theatre

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 18 November to 20 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).

For Irish or Ireland-based candidates:
If you are interested in applying and available during the time period indicated, please tick the box ‘International Residency for Theatre-makers’ in the application form and outline how this Abbey-supported residency would benefit your practice. Terms, conditions and the application form (the same as for general CCI artist residencies) can be found on this page

For applicants from Lithuania, Portugal and Greece:
application date to be announced

The Performance Corporation’s Collaborative Artists Residency at the CCI - The SPACE Programme

The SPACE Programme is a professional development residency for artists and creative technologists with a focus on collaboration across form and medium. This highly successful residency has been delivered by The Performance Corporation in Ireland since 2008. Its specific focus is now on augmented, mixed and virtual reality technologies, as well as binaural sound exploration, Motion Capture and more. Artists involved are offered the opportunity to develop skills in storytelling and immersive interaction in these new and exciting media.

As part of the partnership with the CCI, there are two places on the programme for Paris-based artists of any nationality.

For further details and the application form, please click here

Closing date for applications: Sunday 22 January 2023

2022/23 Residency for Ukrainian artists

Funded by the Harriman Institute, the Institute for Ideas and Imagination, Columbia Global Centers | Paris, and a gift from the Ukrainian Studies Fund, two residencies at the CCI for Ukrainain artists have been awarded to journalist and author Nikita Grivorov, and film director Zoya Laktionova.

Paris Writer’s Residency

English-language practitioners in poetry, prose or other genres of writing are invited to apply for the fourth edition of the Paris Writer’s Residency, an initiative jointly sponsored by The American University of Paris (AUP), the Centre Culturel Irlandais, and the University of Kent Paris School of Arts and Culture (PSAC). The residency will take place at the CCI in October 2022.

Next call for applications: 2023


For all details


The Paris Writer’s Residency has previously been awarded to writer and translator Daniel Hahn (2018), poet and author Sampurna Chatterjee (2019), poet and novelist Sophie Mackintosh (2021) and poet Tracy Grinnell (2022).

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In compliance with GDPR regulations, please be aware that your details will be kept on file by 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.