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Call for application 2020 - Odyssée Programme/

Call for application 2020 - Odyssée Programme


This program is open to foreign artists, researchers and culture professionals who aren't living in France and who want to develop projects within French cultural Centers in a heritage site. 14 Centres culturels de rencontre - CCR (Heritage sites for culture) are participating to the programme this year. Each CCR has its own and unique artistic and cultural orientation (cf. list). In order to be validated, the applications projects must be related to the orientation of the selected CCR. Candidates must send their application until 15th December included.

We highly encourage feminine applications.

This program is organized with the support of the French Ministry of culture.

More than 650 artists from over 78 different countries have taken part in the program, developing projects in different areas such as music, architecture, arts and crafts, visual arts, dramatic writing, novel writing, scriptwriting, animated film-making, photography and journalism.

Application for artists, researchers and culture professionals wanting to apply for a residency period in 2020 within a French Cultural Center, have to send their projects to the selected center (cf. the list), with one copy to the ACCR office, before the 15th of December 2019.

Applications for a residency period in the area of cultural management and networking are to be sent directly to the ACCR, before the 15th of December 2019.

-by post to : ACCR, Hôtel de Massa, 38 rue du Faubourg Saint Jacques, 75014 Paris, France

-by e-mail to : residences@accr-europe.org, including “Odyssée 2020” as the subject.


Applications should include:

-Curriculum vitae / short biography

-Personal project for the residency period in line with the global project of the welcoming center

-Selection of works or link to on-line recording of music or theatre creations, if applicable, whenever possible

-Cover letter

-Recommendation letter

-Proof of residence (recent utility bill i.e. telephone, gas, electric)

-Copy of passport or national identity card


The Odyssée artist-in-residency program allows residents whose projects have been selected by a CCR (Centre culturel de rencontre), member of the French network, to receive 1200€ per month and the refunding of their travel fees (up to a determined level depending on the distance from their country to the CCR). Residents are staying free of charge, within the Centre that has accepted them. Some Centers offers restauration on the spot, others reimburse restauration fees within a certain limit). Whenever possible, the Centre puts at their disposal material necessary for their residency project. The period of residency can vary between 1 and 6 months. 


-January 2020 : Odyssée Commission deciding on the applications

-March 2020 : Answers to applications.

For further information, please contact: residences@accr-europe.org


Download here the list of the Centres culturels de rencontre which are participating to the programme 2020