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Call for application / NORA program/

Call for application / NORA program

With the support of the French Ministry of culture, the ACCR has been coordinating the NORA artist-in-residence programme for refugees exiled in France. The programme is aiming at artists, researchers and culture professionals from countries in war, who have recently received or asked for a refugee status in France. The goal is to develop projects within French Heritage Sites for Culture (Centres culturels de rencontre), with the support of their team, and consequently getting a practical knowledge of French cultural, artistic and intellectual networks and building long-term connections and partnerships.

Initiated in 2016, NORA programme has permitted to host in French Cultural centres for several months more than 58 artists. Taking part in the NORA programme helped them to connect with various professional structures working with poetry, music, theatre and visual arts and gave them time to concentrate on their artistic projects. Some of them managed to publish their first book, others were able to continue to create, make exhibitions, films etc.


The 2024 call for projects is closed.


The call is aimed at artists, researchers and culture professionals who have recently received a refugee status in France, coming from countries in conflict.

We highly encourage feminine applications.

Applications for a residency period in the area of artistic and cultural projects must be in line with the artistic project of the selected French cultural Centre (see list below). Artists, researchers and culture professionals wanting to apply for a residency period within a French Cultural Centre, can, before the 2nd of March 2024 :

fill-in the form following the link : (Please, in attaching the requested documents, name them as it follows: type of document_SURNAME_Name , i.e. CV_SMITH_John)

or send their projects, by email or by post, to the selected Centre, sending one copy to the ACCR office.

We encourage applicants to surf on the chosen Centre website in order to have more information about the Centre’s cultural project and geographical position.

Applications for a residency period in the area of cultural management and networking are to be sent directly to the ACCR, before the 2nd of March 2024, as follows :

- either by filling in the form : ,

(Please, in attaching the requested documents, name them as it follows: type of document_SURNAME_Name , i.e. CV_SMITH_John)

- either by e-mail to:, including “NORA 2024” as the subject,

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


If several artists want to apply together, as a group, it is imperative that each artist fill-in the form naming the other artists of the group in the form at the pertinent question.


Applications should include:

- Curriculum vitae / short biography;

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

- Cover letter;

- Recommendation letter;

- Copy of passport or national identity card;

- Copy of French residence permit or other documents received from the prefecture.


Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any difficulties in providing some of the documents mentioned above.


Handwritten versions of Curriculum vitae, cover letter, recommendation letter are accepted, if easily readable.


The NORA refugee artist-in-residence programme allows residents whose projects have been selected by a Heritage Site for Culture (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 according to the distance to the residency centre). Residents are staying free of charge, within the Centre that has accepted them. Whenever possible, the Centre puts at their disposal material necessary for their residency project. The period of residency can vary from 1 to 6 months. 



By mid May 2024: Nora Commission deciding on the applications.

By the end of June 2024: Answers to applications.

Artist-in-residency periods from September 2024 to August 2025.


For further information, please contact: or +33 6 84 74 33 08