Nearly 10 years ago, the Mayor’s Office of the City of Paris developed a residency program with cities abroad, in Europe and America, launching new initiatives to increase international cultural exchanges. Through these initiatives, opportunities have been created for foreign artists to live and work in Paris. The City of Paris directly manages five studio apartments at the Cité Internationale des Arts dedicated to foreign artists and, as part of the program, has developed this residency in visual arts between New York and Paris.