Our host partner for the residency is FIAP Jean Monnet, an international exchange centre located in the heart of the historic art district of Montparnasse.
Imagined in the 1950s, with the purpose to help Europe rebuild after the war and to fight against all forms of discrimination, the Centre opened in 1968. Named after one of the fathers of European Union, the mission of this multifunctional Centre today is to foster exchange among people from different countries, through initiatives that promote “global citizenship”.
"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)
FIAP provides a welcoming international atmosphere with recently renovated rooms and spaces designed for your comfort.
We offer options of private, and shared rooms between 2 to 4 resident artists. All rooms have an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet and sink. Rooms are cleaned every day, sheets and towels are provided. There is a number of rooms equipped for people with reduced mobility.
Meals and Other Amenities
In addition to accommodation, FIAP offers two restaurants and a bar area, where residents can enjoy their flexible meal plan, including buffet breakfast and either lunch or dinner of traditional french cuisine.
FIAP also provides plenty of common areas, an outdoor terrace and garden, laundry facilities and meeting rooms where you can work, meet and relax in peace.
Specially for our resident artists, we offer a shared work space at FIAP centre, that artists can use when they are not busy exploring Paris.
The atelier space is conveniently located above the main staircase overlooking an outdoor terrace. There are three connected rooms, the largest room is 21 m2 and the two smaller rooms are 7.3 m2 each. The studios are surrounded by a larger meeting hall with more space for work and study.
The space is equipped with natural light through north facing windows, cross ventilation, electrical outlets, tables, chairs, and easels. The space can comfortably accommodate up to 8 resident artists, and can be arranged based on the artists preferences and needs. Artists have access to the shared studio space every day of the week.
Although this residency is not focused on art production, but rather on intercultural exchange, research and professional development, resident artists are invited to participate in an open studio event, present artist talk, or offer a workshop. The open studio event is usually facilitated by a residency curator and attended by the general public, and other local arts professionals.
Residents are also invited to attend a variety of cultural and educational activities at FIAP, such as exhibitions and concerts, all designed to promote intercultural encounters.
Address: FIAP Jean Monnet, 30 rue Cabanis, 75014 Paris