Multidisciplinary research and creation residency at the Cité internationale des arts in Paris, 2024 (call closed)

Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg, in partnership with the Cité internationale des arts in Paris, offers a three-month research and creation residency based on a call for applications to artists of all disciplines of Luxembourg nationality or living in Luxembourg. This residency program aims to allow an artist, author, dancer, choreographer or musician to carry out a personal research and creation project. The project will preferably be carried out in conjunction with a partner institution, or a structure, or an artist, identified in Paris and its agglomeration. This stay, which is for the artist a privileged moment of reflection and creation, will contribute to the visibility of the Luxembourgish artistic scene in Paris.

The Cité internationale des arts is an artists’ residency in the heart of Paris that brings together creators and allows them to implement a production or research project in all disciplines. For periods of two months to a year, the Cité internationale des arts offers an environment conducive to creation, open to meetings with professionals from the cultural sector. Residents benefit from customized support from the Cité internationale des arts team. In the Marais (18 rue de l’Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris) or in Montmartre (24 rue Norvins, 75018 Paris), the residency also provides an opportunity to meet and dialogue with more than 300 artists and actors from the art world of all generations, all nationalities and all disciplines. In collaboration with its many partners, the Cité internationale des arts opens several thematic and/or project-based calls for applications throughout the year.


This residency program is open to Luxembourg artists or artists living in Luxembourg of all disciplines. The candidates must:

  • Be engaged in a professional practice (justify previous work and a significant professional background);
  • Speak French or English;
  • Be available during the residency period.

The application must be sent exclusively via the online application form. No documents can be sent by mail.

Final registration date: Sunday, October 29, 2023 at 23:59 CET

Residency terms
  • The laureate will be hosted September to November 2024  in a studio apartment located on the site of the Marais. In no case, the stay can be split;
  • The studio apartments vary in size from 20 to 55 m², with an average of 40 m² including a furnished work and living space (work area, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen). Some workshops are equipped with a piano. All workshops are equipped with a wifi Internet connection;
  • In addition to the provision of a studio apartment within the Cité internationale des arts, the winner will be able to benefit from a living grant and support for the project provided by Kultur | lx and the Cité internationale des arts team;
  • It is possible for the laureate to be accompanied by an adult and/or a child under the age of 7. A financial supplement is required (additional costs are chargeable to the laureate). Animals are not allowed;
  • The resident agrees to respect the dates of the residence and the general rules.
Facilities and financial terms
  • Housing: a studio apartment is available at the Cité internationale des arts;
  • Grant: residency allowance of 8.400 EUR;
  • Flat fee for transport and daily expenses: fixed rate of 1.800 EUR;
  • Production costs: maximum amount of EUR 2,000 reimbursable on original, receipted invoices.

Expenses to be paid by the laureate:

  • The security deposit requested by the Cité internationale des arts, in the amount of 200 EUR;
  • Living expenses (food, travel and transportation during the residency, etc.);
  • The laureate must have health and repatriation insurance during his stay in Paris;
  • It is possible for the laureate to come accompanied by an adult and/or a child under 7 years old. A financial supplement is then required, and must be paid by the laureate.
Organization and Jury

The application is free of charge and unpaid.

The designation of the laureate will be made after the examination of the application files by a jury composed of qualified personalities from the Luxembourg cultural sector and the artistic direction of the Cité des Arts.

The jury will award the residency based on the relevance and integrity of the artistic approaches.

The jury’s decision is final. The jury may decide not to award a grant if it considers that the candidates proposed to it do not meet the award criteria.

All candidates will be notified by e-mail.

The jury for the selection is made-up with :

  • Vincent Gonzalvez (Cité internationale des arts)
  • Lis Hausemer (MNHA)
  • Julien Hübsch (lauréat 2023)
  • Nathalie Ronvaux (Kulturfabrik)
  • Francisco Sassetti (Philharmonie Luxembourg)
Required documents
  • Letter of motivation from the candidate;
  • Photocopy of an identity document;
  • Certificate of residence of the applicant;
  • Certificate of affiliation (statement of social security affiliations) issued by the competent social security organization;
  • Applicant’s artistic CV;
  • Note of intent describing the personal artistic project and the subject of research and/or creation (issues, objectives, techniques, work areas…) between 3 and 5 DIN A4 pages;
  • Artistic file including visuals, texts, press reviews, video recordings, etc.
Obligation of the laureate

The laureate undertakes to submit a detailed report to Kultur | lx at the end of the residency. This report may be published. Kultur | lx may demand a full or partial refund of the grant if the fellow does not submit a report.

The laureate agrees to respect the internal regulations of the Cité internationale des arts in Paris.

The laureate agrees to mention Kultur | lx and the Cité internationale des arts during the presentation of the works resulting from this residency as well as in any communication related to this residency.

Consent and commitments

By applying, the applicant declares that the information provided is true and complete. He/she agrees that all members of the jury may have access to his/her personal information. He/she authorizes the jury to verify the accuracy of all information related to his/her application. In the event that any information provided by the applicant is inaccurate, the applicant understands that Kultur | lx reserves the right to cancel the application. The grant holder consents and agrees that Kultur | lx may use his/her name for promotional and advertising purposes related to the programme.

Payment of the Grant

The residency grant, travel allowance and per diem will be paid in two instalments to the recipient’s personal account. The first instalment of 80% shall be paid upon arrival at the Cité des Arts and the grant holder must notify Kultur | lx in writing. The second instalment of 20% after submission of the report at the end of the residency.

A maximum of 2,000 EUR will be paid at the same time as the second instalment, after presentation, at the end of the residency, of the accounting documents and receipts relating to the production costs, the testimonial of the residency and the possible costs of an exhibition/performance/meeting.


Kultur | lx expressly reserves the right to cancel at any time and for any reason the awarding of grants under these rules, without any applicant being able to claim any compensation for this.

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