Applications Open for Visual Artists Ireland Residency at Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris

Applications are invited for the 2020 Visual Artists Ireland Residency at Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris.


The Residency is open to all members of Visual Artists Ireland working in all visual art forms at all career stages.


This year VAI will provide a two month research based residency at Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris. Accommodation, one return flight, and a stipend of €750 per month is included in the residency. The residency offers a great opportunity for visual artists to tap into the resources of the CCI, as well as being an important means of showcasing Ireland’s dynamic contemporary culture on an international stage.


How to apply

Please submit an on-line application form via the CCI website. Applications by post or e-mail cannot be accepted. Application form


A clear indication of the focus of the residency will be required together with a record of professional achievement: details of publications, exhibitions, performances, compositions, prizes, awards and related aspects of practice, as well as experience of other residencies. Visual artists must have had at least one solo exhibition.


Please clearly state VISUAL ARTISTS IRELAND RESIDENCY in your statement so that it can be considered. Applicants must also include their up to date VAI membership number. Failure to do so will mean that you will not be considered for the residency.


Assessment Panel

The Assessment Panel will comprise of representatives from Centre Culturel Irlandais, Visual Artists Ireland, and an independent visual arts representative.


Terms and Conditions

  1. You must be a member of Visual Artists Ireland to enter.
  2. The residency is open to practitioners in all visual art forms, within the limits of the facilities available in the Centre.
  3. The bursary covers travel and accommodation in the Centre Culturel Irlandais. The artist is expected to spend the period agreed in the Centre.
  4. Each resident artist will receive a stipend of €750 per month.
  5. The artist in residence will be asked to participate in the cultural programme of the Centre Culturel Irlandais.

You must be a current member of Visual Artists Ireland to enter (including NI members). Join Visual Artists Ireland or renew your membership here:


For more information and to apply visit:


The closing date for applications is Wednesday 8 January 2020, 5pm GMT. Applicants will be notified of the outcome in March.


12 Dec 2019

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