Cité Internationale des Arts

Location: Paris, France

Artform: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts, Community Arts and Cultural Development, Dance, Emerging and Experimental Arts, Literature, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts

Length of residency: 3 months


  • 13 Aug - 12 Nov 2018
  • 19 Nov 2018 – 17 Feb 2019
  • 24 Feb –  26 May 2019
  • 2 Jun – 1 Sep 2019

Grant amount: $10,000


Closing date: 3 October 2017

About the Cité

Since its opening in 1965, the Cité Internationale des Arts has accommodated more than 18,000 artists from around the world. The Cité provides studio space to professional artists wishing to develop their practice in France. Across two buildings, the Cité houses a culturally diverse selection of artists from up to 50 countries in its 324 studios each year. 

Residency Opportunity

The complex includes facilities for musicians and performers, a print workshop and limited access to basic tools, such as hammers, saws, drills, drawing desk etc. Residents may practise their artistic discipline and develop their creative techniques for the duration of their stay at the Cité. The diverse range of artists in residence at any one time allows for rich artistic conversations and potential for collaborations. The Cité has a vast network of contacts in Paris and wider France, and is able to assist artists in developing their networks in France. The complex also houses an exhibition space where artists can display their works and an auditorium where they can perform concerts. The Cité organises a program of open studios throughout the year. Artists are also able to organise their own open studio.

Accommodation and workspace

The studio is approximately 40 sqm, comprising one large room off an entry, with a partitioned sleeping area, and a small kitchen and bathroom. The furniture is fairly basic; with a bed, bookcase, small table, chairs and a dresser. A larger table and easel may also be requested if necessary. A television is located in a communal lounge. The studio is suitable for a single artist or couple, but there is not the space to accommodate children. 

The Cité is centrally located on the rue Hotel de Ville, which runs beside the Seine, approximately four blocks from the Centre Pompidou, the Louvre and the Picasso Museum. There are four gallery districts in Paris, all within walking distance of the Cité. Close by is Le Marais, an area with many museums, commercial galleries, cheap restaurants and coffee shops. The Cité is across the Seine from the Ile de Cité, which is the oldest part of Paris. The nearest metro stops are Pont Marie and St Paul.

Access and Inclusion

The Cité Internationale des Arts studios are not wheelchair accessible. Additional access requirements during a residency may be accommodated upon request, please contact Amber McCulloch, Project Officer Residencies, on 02 9215 9336 or to discuss your specific needs.



  • Mohini Chandra
  • Melissa Ashley
  • Nicola Gunn
  • Rachel Arianne Ogle


  • Justine Khamara
  • Katherine Huang
  • Julie Gough
  • Thomas Jeppe
  • Shain Law
  • Mauricio Carrasco
  • Golden Furr

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