artists in PARIS then & now
International Artists-in-Residence Program
The aim of this residency program is to encourage artistic encounters and foster cultural exchanges for artists from all over the world. The programme is specially designed to enable participants to evaluate their place as an international artist in Paris and situate their artistic exploration and practice within both the historical and contemporary context.
This residency will not only give you the opportunity to explore Paris and have space in which to comfortably stay and work, but will also give you a self reflexive insider’s view into the important role that international artists have played in Paris from the late 19th century to the present day.
Located in Montparnasse, our host partner, FIAP Paris, provides a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere with rooms and spaces designed for your comfort. As an International Exchange Centre, it fosters initiatives which contribute to the promotion of a global citizenship.
"I dive into my thoughts, I fly above the world" - translation from Ma Vie / My Life by Marc Chagall
we L O V E to hear from
our A R T I S T S
"The residency’s program allowed us to visit and meet artists in their studios, gallerists and see so much art. Very knowledgeable guides provided insights to our visits of Montmartre, Montparnasse and Barbizon. The residency provided a wonderful opportunity to visit Paris from the point of view of an artist as well as the chance to learn from the other participants who came from all over the world. This cultural exchange program fits perfectly with the mandate of the international Centre where we stayed, it was a great experience for all."
- Sylvie Grenier, Canada (Artist-in-Residence, 2018)
"The hosts of the L'AiR Arts residency made my artist residency a complete experience. Their enthusiasm, hospitality, professionalism and extensive knowledge of the location and art history, were the essence of what every artist expects from a high quality residency. The encouragement, education and support offered during my entire residency, was beyond brilliant. I would most certainly apply for any future artists residency hosted by the L'AiR Arts."
- Margarita Georgiadis, Australia (Artist-in-Residence, 2017)
I had the chance to stay at the Atelier sur Seine. Hosted by L'AiR Arts, this residency gave me what I was looking for. For a couple of weeks I was able to work, undisturbed and without any pressure. Not only the surroundings of the studio, but also the welcoming and warm environment of residency hosts were very inspiring. It resulted in new, important steps within my art practice.
- Ties Ten Bosch, Germany / Netherlands (Artist-in-Residence, 2017)
"I am most grateful for the opportunity that you offered me to implement this shift in my practice. The studio overlooking the Seine was magic. There is something extraordinary about the energy in that space. The warmth and hospitality that I received from residency hosts was something that
I will always cherish."
- Barbara Wildenboer, South Africa (Artist-in-Residence, 2016)
Photo by Alice Donovan Rouse