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American Library in Paris

The American Library in Paris, 10, rue du Général Camou 75007 Paris, France.  Tel.:  +33 (0)1 53 59 12 60.  The Visiting Fellowship offers writers and researchers an opportunity to pursue a creative project in Paris for a month or longer while participating actively in the life of the American Library. The project may be a book (fiction or non-fiction), long-form journalism, film or music.  No housing provided, but a stipend of $5,000 is intended to cover travel and housing costs. Fellows are expected to present work-in-progress to the public in a weekday evening talk at the Library, and to conduct one or two workshops for Library members. Fellowship applicants “should be working on a project which resonates with the Library’s Franco-American traditions and interests and which might benefit from an extended presence in Paris.” No deadlines and no specific time periods for the fellowship, except that they may not take place in July or August. One or two grants awarded per year.  Apply four to six months (or more) before the intended period in Paris. (literary, media, or performing arts)

Angle Art Contemporain

Angle Art Contemporain, 12 rue Notre Dame, 26130 St Paul Trois Chateaux, France. Tel.: 011-33-75-047303 (visual arts)

Atelier Fourwinds

Les Ateliers Fourwinds, La Juliere, F-13930 Aureille, France. Tel.: 011-33-4-90-59934.  Located among the olive groves of Provence.  Can accommodate 4 artists at a time for residencies of one to four months.  Supports artists working in sculpture, ceramics, painting and drawing.  Fees charged.  (visual arts)

Ateliers de Pont-Aven

Ateliers de Pont-Aven, Place de l’Hotel de Ville, 29930, Pont-Aven, France. Tel.: 011-33-98-061443 (visual arts)

BAU Institute

BAU Institute, 133 Wooster St, Suite 7F, New York, NY 10012. No phone listed. Offers two residency programs, in Provence, France, and Puglia, Italy. Fees charged for the Italy residency, but not for the one in France. Transportation and meals are the responsibility of the artist (visual, literary, performing and media arts).

Bordenueve Retreat

Bordenueve Retreat, Bordeneuve 09160 Betchat France Tel.: +33(0)561964022.  Located in the secluded foothills of the south of France, an hour from Toulouse.  Open to visual artists, musicians, and writers for residencies of 2 weeks to 2 months.  Can accommodate only one artist (or one couple) at a time.  Fees charged; additional charges if meals are included. (visual, performing, and literary arts)

Camargo Foundation

The Camargo Foundation, 1 Avenue Jermini, 13260 Cassis, France. Tel: 011-33-4-4201-1157. A residential center in Cassis, France for writers, composers, visual artists, and scholars pursuing studies in the humanities and social sciences related to French and Francophone cultures. Most residencies last an academic semester; 3 artists in residence at a time; stipend provided. The application deadline is mid-January for either semester of the following academic year. (visual, literary, performing arts; scholars)


Cantagal Residential Art Centre, Les Salces, 34700 St Privat, France. Tel: 011-33-0-467447106.  Artist center and holiday retreat on the Herault River in the Midi region of Southern France.  Fees charged.  (visual, literary arts)

Carre Jaune-la Base

Carre Jaune-la Base, 6 bis rue Vergniaud, 93200 Levallois-Perret, France. Tel.: 011-33-47-584958


Cat’Art, Centre d’Art Contemporain, (Contemporary Art Center), 11230 Sainte Colombe sur L’Hers, France. Tel: 011-33-04-68-693501. Located in a serene village in the south of France. Open to both professional and beginning artists. Access to kilns and other professional equipment. Accommodation and studios for up to 14 artists at a time. Fees charged by week or by month; residencies of up to 6 months. (visual, literary, and performing arts)

Centre d’Art Contemporain d’Herblay

Centre d’Art Contemporain d’Herblay, 40 rue de General de Gaulle, 95220 Herblay, France. Tel.: 011-33-1-39-789383

Centre d’Art d Marnay

Centre d’Art de Marnay Arts Centre, 1 Grande rue, F-10400 Marnay-sur-Seine, France. Tel: 011-33-3-2539-2061. (visual, literary, media, performing arts)

Centre Pompadour

Centre Pompadour, laboratoire neofeministe, Chateau Lafoutte, 9 rue du chateau, 80210 Ercourt, France (0033) 7-8837-3684. Open to creative professionals who “place gender equality and feminist empowerment at the heart of their creative process and outreach.” Located in the Baie de Somme area in Picardie, 200 km from Paris. Residencies of 2 weeks to 2 months; fees charged. Meals included for an additional fee. (visual, performing, literary, media arts)

Chartreuse Centre

La Chartreuse Centre National D’Ecriture de Spectales, La Chartreuse, BP 30 F-30400 Villeneuve lez Avignon, France. Tel.: 011-33-90-250546 (literary arts)


CiteCulture, Cite International Universitaire de Paris, 17, Boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris, France. 00-33-(0)1-43-13-65-42. International residence for students, researchers and artists of more than 120 nationalities. Amenities include library, cultural program, sports activities, restaurants, and French language learning area. Lodging in 40 houses distributed in a wooded park in Paris. Open to musicians, composers, visual artists and architects who are under 35. Competitive application process, fees charged, some financial assistance available. Residencies of 3 to 12 months. (visual, performing arts)

Dora Maar Residence

Brown Foundation Fellows Program at the Dora Maar Residence, The Museum of Fine Arts, PO Box 6826, Houston, TX 77210-6826. Tel: (713) 639-7345. Provides residencies of one to three months for mid-career professionals in the arts and humanities. Up to four fellows at a time share an 18th century house that was purchased in 1944 by Pablo Picasso for Dora Maar in the village of Menerbes in southern France. The program is administered by the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. Residents share the kitchen and common rooms. Fellows are asked to donate one work, and give one public presentation. Residents provided with travel expenses, and a modest stipend for daily living expenses. (visual, literary arts, and scholars)

Fondation Claude Monet

Fondation Claude Monet, Institut de France Academie des Beaux Arts, 27620 Giverny, France. Tel.: 011-33-32-512821.  Three-month residencies for 3 American visual artists each year, selected by Art Production Fund in New York.  Residencies include travel funds, stipend, studio, and furnished apartment.  (visual arts)

Georgia Fee Residency

Georgia Fee Residency, ArtSlant, 8721 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 843, Los Angeles, CA  90069.  (608) 397-5480.  Residency in Paris for visual artists of all mediums and those writing about the visual arts (critics, curators, researchers) age 24 or older.  Recent graduates encouraged to apply, and those with projects relevant to the Paris setting.  Residents provided with travel expenses, and one-bedroom apartment in the 14th Arrondissement, across from Montparnasse Cemetery; appropriate for single occupant or couple.  No studio space provided, but a stipend can be used to rent separate studio space, materials, and other costs.  Residencies of 2 months; two awarded per year (winter and summer terms).  Program named for ArtSlant founder.  Open to artists from around the world, but all applications must be in English.  (visual arts)

Institut Claude-Nicholas-Ledoux

Institut Claude-Nicolas-Ledoux, Arc-et-Senans, France. Tel.: 011-33-81-54-45-00.  Residencies of one month or more at the Royal Saltworks.  Open to creative artists of all disciplines.  (visual, literary, media, performing arts)

La Belle Auriole

La Belle Auriole, F-66600 Opoule, France. Tel.: 011-33-4-68-29192.  Located in a restored 17th c. farmhouse in the Roussillon area.  Fees charged.  Open to all artistic disciplines; artists invited to bring their families.  (visual, literary, media, performing arts)

La Muse Inn

La Muse Inn, 1 ru de la Place, 11380 Labastide Esparbairenque, France. Fees charged; a few fully-funded residencies offered each year. Operated by two American expatriate writers.  (literary and visual arts)

La Napoule Arts Foundation

La Napoule Arts Foundation, 21 W. 68th St., Suite 1F, New York, NY 10023 (212) 496-1039. Residency in France. Alternate address: Avenue Henry Clews, 06210 Mandelieu-la Napoule, France. Tel: 011-33-4-93499505. (visual, literary, and performing arts; art historians)

Mas Pinet

Mas Pinet, 30110 Sainte Cecile d’Andorge, France. Tel: 011-33-(0)4-66-83-19-63 or 011-333-(0)6-60-75-22-60. Open to up to 10 artists at a time, in all disciplines. Fees charged per week (which includes meals). Offers weekly workshops and seminars, as well as residencies for artists working independently. Located in a 300-year-old Provencal stone house on 24 acres adjoining the national park of the Cevennes. A river runs through the property, and there is a small lake where residents can swim in walking distance. In addition, they maintain a large organic garden, raise chickens, rabbits, a mule, dog, and three cats. Artists share Mongolian yurts and tipis. Facilties include an outside platform for dance and yoga, a recording keyboard, a high wire for circus performers, painting equipment, and a pottery studio (currently under construction). (visual, literary, performing, media arts)

NALL Association

The N.A.L.L. Association, 232 Boulevard de Lattre, 06140 Vence, France. Tel.: 011-33-95-581326. The Nature, Art, and Life League, formerly the Michael Karolyi Memorial Foundation, runs an international center for writers and artists overlooking the Mediterranean. 6 private cottages rented by the month, annual membership fee in N.A.L.L. is required for residency, monthly fees vary according to season and size of cottage, write for details. Residents pay separately for utilities, meals, and transportation. (literary, visual arts)

Parc Saint Leger

Centre d’Art Contemporain Parc Saint Leger Mairie, 58320 Pouges-les-Eaux, France. Tel.: 011-33-86-688606 (visual, media arts)

Pontlevoy Residencies

Pontlevoy Creative Residencies, The Eur-Am Center, 32500 Telegraph Rd., Suite 209, Bingham Farms, MI 48025 USA. (248) 730-2170. Summer residencies in a 17th century abbey in the village of Pontlevoy, located in the Loire Valley, 90 minutes by train from Paris. Open to individuals or groups. Shared studios for visual artists in a centuries-old barn; secluded writing studios; extensive grounds. The area is known for its chateaux (many are World Heritage sites), as well as wine and mushroom caves. Most residencies are two weeks in length, with 10-15 artists in residence at a time. Weekly fees charged, includes breakfast and dinner with other residents. Open to visual artists of all kinds (including 2-D, sculptors, installation, and earth art), writers, and art historians. (visual, literary arts and scholars)


AIR Vallauris, Place Lisnard, 1 Boulevard des Deux Vallons, 06220 Vallauris, France. Tel: 33-4-93-64-65-50. Situated between Cannes and Nice. Residencies for 2 artists at a time for 2 months. (visual and media arts).