This program of creative and research residencies is open to Algerian visual artists, musicians and writers working and living in Algeria. It was created on the initiative of the French Ministry of Culture, following the delivery of the Stora report and as part of the implementation of recommendations intended to appease Franco-Algerian memories.
The aim of this residency is to promote and facilitate the mobilitý of Algerian artists, and to expand their professional and artistic network.
This program is co-constructed by the Cité internationale des arts (Paris), the Camargo Foundation (Cassis) and the Friche la Belle de Mai (Marseille). In collaboration with AM.I, Triangle - Astérides, contemporary art center of national interest, Fraeme and SACEM, the partners are committed to supporting the project of each winner by enabling them to benefit from privileged accompaniment́, networking and a funded three-month residency in France.
Following this call for applications and the meeting of a jury of professionals from the art and culture world, six artists (two visual artists, two musicians and two writers) will be selected for residencies of three months each, at the residency venues involved in the program.
Once in residence, the artists are accompanied by the host organization, which is attentive to their needs to ensure the successful development of their projects. The program partners provide follow-up to maintain continuity throughout the residency. Once the residency is over, artists are required to submit a report.
All the information and practical questions to read below (please consult these elements before submitting your application).
The residency program will host six laureates: two visual artists, two musicians and two writers.
- For visual artists: at the Friche la Belle de Mai (Marseille) then at the Cité internationale des arts (Paris)
- For the musicians: at the Friche la Belle de Mai (Marseille) then at the Cité internationale des arts (Paris).
- For writers: at the Cité internationale des arts (Paris), then at the Camargo Foundation (Cassis).
Laureates will benefit from :
- Support, meetings and networking organized by the residency program partners;
- The provision of a living and working space in each host structure;
- A living allowance of 1,200 euros per month;
- A production grant of 1,500 euros incl. tax;
- International transport to and from Paris, visa and travel insurance costs, as well as travel within France (including travel to and from Marseille and Cassis) at a cost of 1,250 euros incl. tax.
Eligibility and selection criteria
To participate in the call for applications, the artist must:
- Be of Algerian nationality, work and reside in Algeria;
- Have completed their academic studies and/or have a minimum of 3 years' professional experience in the artistic sector;
- Have already developed one or more creative projects.
Submission of applications: January 9 to midnight February 18, 2024 (GMT/UTC +1)
Announcement of results: Early April 2024.
- Visual Arts residencies: August 26 to November 27, 2024 (August 26 to October 3, 2024 at the Friche la Belle de Mai with artistic support from Triangle-Astérides and Fraeme, then October 3 to November 27, 2024 at the Cité internationale des arts).
- Music residencies: August 26 to November 27, 2024 (August 26 to October 3, 2024 at the Friche la Belle de Mai with artistic support from Triangle-Astérides and Fraeme, then October 3 to November 27, 2024 at the Cité internationale des arts).
- Résidences Écritures: October 03 to December 27, 2024 (October 03 to November 27, 2024 at the Cité internationale des arts, then November 27 to December 27, 2024 at the Camargo Foundation).
The selection committee +
A committee of qualified personalities examines all applications and selects the winners of the program.
In addition to assessing the applicant's professional background, the jury members will pay particular attention to the artistic quality of the application, the arguments put forward to demonstrate the added value of the prospect of a residency in France, the proposed working protocol and any contacts or partnerships already established.
Residence conditions +
- At the Camargo Foundation
The Camargo Foundation will provide each resident with an individual, furnished and equipped apartment.
The Camargo Foundation campus includes twelve furnished apartments, a library, a shared laundry room, a music/conference room, an artist's studio with a darkroom and a composition studio with a piano. The campus also offers a number of outdoor spaces, with an open-air theater and gardens, including an aromatic garden available to residents. The Foundation often welcomes residents from different programs at the same time.
The foundation does not provide any artistic or technical equipment. All apartments include a fully-equipped kitchen so that residents can prepare their own meals.
Only one apartment is accessible to people with reduced mobility, and the site (notably the interior and exterior common areas) unfortunately does not meet current accessibility standards for people with disabilities.
- At Friche La Belle de Mai
Friche la Belle de Mai will provide a 90m2 studio and accommodation in one of the site's two villas, which feature 20 bedrooms, bathrooms, a shared kitchenette and dining room.
Triangle - Astérides will provide a 90m2 studio at the Friche la Belle de Mai and a room with private bathroom in an apartment shared with other Triangle - Astérides residents in downtown Marseille.
AM.I will provide two 50m2 creation/rehearsal studios equipped with a sound system. A stage manager will be on hand to welcome the musicians on the first day of their residency, and every Monday thereafter. Laureate artists are invited to bring their instruments to the residency.
Each artist will be supported by a structure based at Friche la Belle de Mai: Fraeme, Triangle-Astérides and AM.I.
- At the Cité internationale des arts
Ranging in size from 25 to 60m2, live-in studios are designed to combine production and daily life. They include a workroom, kitchen, bathroom and sleeping area. A studio can accommodate up to two adults and a child up to the age of 7.
Unfortunately, the live-in studios on offer do not meet current accessibility standards for people with disabilities, and we are working on this for the future.
If you have any queries about the accessibilitý of the spaces at the Cité internationale des arts, please do not hesitate to contact us.
About the partners
The Camargo Foundation +
The Camargo Foundation
Founded by American artist and philanthropist Jerome Hill (1905-1972), the Camargo Foundation fosters creativity, research and experimentation through its international residency program for artists, researchers and thinkers. Since 1971, Camargo has welcomed nearly 1,500 people in residence working in the arts, humanities and social sciences from all over the world. Located in Cassis, on the shores of the Mediterranean, the Foundation offers time and space in a quality environment to think, create and exchange.
La Friche la Belle de Mai +
Born in 1992 as a prototype for what are now known as "Third Places", new cultural and urban models, La Friche brings together urban transformation, artistic continuity, local ties and active cooperation in the public interest in a single, reinvented location.
La Friche la Belle de Mai, which grew out of the former Seita factory and is now a place of creation and innovation, is both a working space for its 70 resident structures (350 artists, producers and employees who work there every day) and a venue for dissemination (600 public artistic proposals a year, from workshops for young audiences to major festivals). With almost 450,000 visitors a year, Friche la Belle de Mai is a 45,000 m2 multi-purpose public space featuring 5 performance and concert halls, shared gardens, artist residencies, a playground and sports facilities, a restaurant, a bookshop, a crèche, 2,400 m2 of exhibition space, an 8,000 m2 roof terrace and a training center.
La Cité internationale des arts +
The Cité internationale des arts is an artists' residency located in the heart of Paris, enabling artists to carry out a creative or research project in all disciplines.
Over periods of two months to a year, the Cité internationale des arts enables artists to work in a creative environment, open to encounters with cultural professionals. Residents receive tailor-made support from the Cité internationale des arts team.
Whether in the Marais or in Montmartre, the studio apartment (a living and creative space) allows residents to cohabit with over 300 artists and art world players of all generations, nationalities and disciplines. In collaboration with its many partners, the Cité internationale des arts opens several calls for thematic and/or project-based applications throughout the year.