With the support of the French Ministry of culture, the ACCR has been coordinating the Odyssée artist-in- residency program. The program is aiming at artists, researchers and culture professionals from countries other than France wanting to develop projects within French Heritage Sites for Culture.
More than 600 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.
It is aiming at artists, researchers and culture professionals coming from all countries other than France.
Applications from the following countries are encouraged (but not mandatory):
− Canada, especially Quebec ;
− Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, Haiti;
− Sub-Saharan Africa especially Angola, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Nigeria, Uganda;
− Algeria, Afganistan, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia ;
− Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, India, Myanmar, Mongolia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh.
We highly encourage feminine applications especially from the countries here above.
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 2019 : Odyssée Commission deciding on the applications
March 2019 : Answers to applications.
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