Applications are open for interested and suitably qualified candidates for the French Institute Visas for Creation Program for Emerging Artists in Africa 2019. The full application details for the French Institute Visas for Creation Program can be accessed below.
French Institute Visas for Creation Program
The Institut Français, “French Institute” is a French public industrial and commercial organization (EPIC). Started in 1907 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for promoting French, francophone as well as local cultures around the world, in 2011 it replaced the CulturesFrance project as the umbrella for all French cultural outreach projects, with an expanded scope of work and increased resources (Decree No. 2010-1695 of 30 December 2010, in response to the law relating to the external scope of the State adopted on 12 July 2010.
Visas for Creation is part of the “Creation in Africa and the Caribbean” programme. Its goal is to support emerging artists in Africa and the Caribbean through residencies in mainland France and its overseas territories to enable them to develop a creation or research project.
This tool is intended for artists and curators residing in Africa or the Caribbean, who have professional experience in the relevant artistic field and who need, in order to develop their project or career, a 2-month residence period in France within a professional structure (such as the CCN, CDCN, Scène Nationale, CDN, Centres d’art, SMAC, etc.), a partner institution of the Institut français (Cité Internationale des Arts) or which is linked to a residency programme in a territorial collectivity.
- African artists who propose a residency project taking place in France;
- Caribbean artists (island residents only) who propose a residency project taking place in mainland France or the French Departments of America (DFA).
It is concerned with the following disciplines:
visual arts, photography, digital arts, architecture, design, arts, fashion, theatre, dance, circus, street and puppet arts, music, multidisciplinary projects.
How to Apply for French Institute Visas for Creation Program
Candidates who have met the above-listed criteria should Click here to apply.
Application Deadline: May 31st, 2019.