Paris Residency

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About the Paris Residency

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council is proud to partner with the Mayor’s Office of the City of Paris (Mairie de Paris), to provide New York City artists with the opportunity to live and work at Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, France for six consecutive months.

The Paris Residency provides a unique opportunity for an individual artist or collaborative duo of any discipline to have new experiences and develop new work in a self-guided and self-motivated way. LMCC and the Mayor’s Office of the City of Paris began the partnership in 2002 when Paris reached out to LMCC as a gesture of fellowship following the events of September 11, 2001. Since then, LMCC has sent 12 New York City-based artists to Paris.

Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris is situated in the heart of the Marais district in Central Paris, a dynamic quarter swarming with art galleries, restaurants, museums, and shops, a favorite destination for Parisians. Residents may pursue their artistic practice and develop their creative techniques for the duration of their stay at Cité des Arts. The site includes 270 individual live/work spaces, an exhibition area where artists can display their works, and an auditorium where artists can perform concerts. Since it’s opening in 1965, Cité Internationale des Arts has accommodated more than 18,000 artists from all over the world.

Program Guidelines and Application

The Paris Residency 2018 Application is closed.

The Paris Residency is a partner program that does not occur on a regular residency cycle. For future opportunities and announcements, please subscribe to the LMCC mailing list.

Paris Residency 2018 Artist

Miatta Kawinzi

Visual Arts

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