There are 325 studios in Cité Internationale des Arts that are situated in two locations. Studios are located at 18 Rue de l’Hôtel de Ville and 15-20-22 Rue Geoffroy l’Asnier in the 4th district of Paris, La Marais, right in the heart of Paris. These studios are close to art galleries, Centre Georges Pompidou, The Louvre, and several other historic locations.
Cité Internationale des Arts also manages studios at 24 rue Norvins in the 18th district, Montmartre, another historic district of Paris.
Cité Internationale des Arts studios provide a space to produce, experiment and research for the purpose of creating contemporary works:
Studio sizes vary from 20 to 60 sq. meters. Studio equipment includes:
- a large work room
- a converted kitchen and bathroom, and bedding
Note: Artists selected for a residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts must pay a deposit and, in some cases, monthly benefits. During their stay, artists-in-residence can accommodate guests (subject to additional fees).
At the Marais location, Cité Internationale des Arts the following services are available for artists and professionals in residence, under condition of rental:
- an auditorium of 128 seats with an organ and a baby grand Bösendorfer piano
- shared studios of silkscreen printing, etching and a ceramic furnace
- 9 music studios
The great number of artists-in-residence are hosted at the Cité Internationale des Arts does not allow neither personal support during the residency, nor the opportunity to offer everyone a work presentation during his/her stay in Paris.
However, subject to acceptance of submitted projects, the Cité international des Arts can provide a space for artworks presentation through several cultural programs:
Open Studios: artists-in-residence can organize when they want, for one evening or more, an open studio presenting a solo or collaborative (meetings, workshops etc.).
The Corridor’s exhibitions: exhibitions scheduled in The Corridor are selected from projects submitted by artists-in-residence and/or by a curator. Solo or group shows can be presented.
The “Present & Project” evenings: an opportunity for artists-in-residence to present a completed work or a work-in-progress that welcomes an open discussion. These evenings can be hosted in different spaces depending on the nature of the project and has no recurrence in the calendar of events.
Concerts Cité: every Monday, concerts can be scheduled in the auditorium of the Cité Internationale des Arts with two musicians-in-residence. This is an opportunity to share their repertoire before an international competition, their musical heritage, or their own composition.
The Cité Internationale des Arts may also, in partnership with other institutions and associations, implement meetings and studio visits dedicated for professional groups.