L’AiR Arts residency application is open to artists and cultural professionals working in various disciplines, depending on the Residency Program. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and are short-listed for a final decision by the selection committee.
L’AiR Arts residency program grounds its commitment to the contemporary arts from a historical perspective. Located in Montparnasse, known as a historic hub for international artists during the 20th century Ecole de Paris period, their residency program is dedicated to the historical legacy of this prolific period of intercultural and artistic exchange.
About L’AiR Arts
Founded in 2016, L’AiR Arts was launched with the European Heritage Days / Journées du Patrimoine as an “Atelier sur Seine” artist residency, located near Fontainebleau at the original studio of the French-Algerian painter, Etienne Dinet. In 2018, L’AiR Arts moved to Paris to introduce curated group residency programs in partnership with an international exchange center, FIAP Jean Monnet, with a similar mission to foster cross-cultural exchanges among people from different countries. Located in Montparnasse, known as a historic hub for international artists during the 20th century, L’AiR Arts program is dedicated to the intercultural artistic exchange as the legacy of the École de Paris.
In 2021, L’AiR Arts initiated a cultural heritage project of preserving and restoring the last atelier of the prominent artist’s community of Cité Falguière. Following the extensive research and restoration program, the Atelier is scheduled to reopen in 2022 as an International Arts Research Residency – keeping its original purpose and the name, Atelier 11. A new emblematic home for L’AiR Arts, the Atelier 11 residency will welcome local and international professionals for solo and duo projects, that will run parallel to international group programs, partner residencies, and events open to a broader community.
We call for the mobilization of the power of individual artists and arts workers and invite you to join our efforts to revive the open and inclusive spirit of Ecole de Paris so that artists from any cultural and economic backgrounds can feel welcomed and supported by a Paris-based community of peers.
Location: Paris, France
Application Deadline: Rolling
Residency Duration: 2 weeks to 2 months; October 1– August 1, 2022
Application Fee: Free
Stipend: Funded arts residency (that may also include travel and/or research and material stipend)
Subsidized residency: 350 euros per week
Full cost residency: 1050 euro per week – for applicants who are able to raise their own funds or have already secured funding elsewhere to help us cover the costs.
You can learn more about this residency opportunity and apply here.