The program is aiming at artists, researchers and culture professionals from countries in war, who have recently received a refugee status in France.
With the support of the French Ministry of culture, the ACCR has been coordinating the NORA artist-in-residence program for refugees exiled in France. The program is aiming at artists, researchers and culture professionals from countries in war, who have recently received 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 program has permitted to host in French Cultural centers for several months more than 50 artists from the Middle-East. Taking part in the NORA program helped them to connect with various professional structures working with poetry 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 2022 call for projects is open.
The call is aimed at artists, researchers and culture professionals from Near and Middle East and from Africa, who have recently received a refugee status in France; following countries will be examined in priority: Syria, Iraq, Libya, South Soudan, Eritrea and Yemen.
Applications should include:
• Curriculum vitae / short biography;
• Personal project for the residency period in line with the global project of the welcoming center;
• 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 program allows residents whose projects have been selected by a Heritage Site for Culture (Centre Culturel de Rencontre), member of the French network, to receive 1000€ per month and the refunding of their travel fees (up to a determined level according to the distance to the residency center). 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.
• Mid July 2022: Nora Commission deciding on the applications
• By the 25th of July 2022: Answers to applications
• Artist-in-residency periods from September 2022 to August 2023.
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