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Visas for Creation

From 15 October 2019 to 18 November 2019
Foreign professionals
Visas pour la Création (Visas for Creation) is part of the Africa and Caribbean cultural co-operation mission. Its goal is to support emerging artists in Africa and the Caribbean through residencies in mainland France and its overseas territories. It allows recipients to develop a design or research project and benefit from air fare coverage, a living allowance of €1,000 per month and repatriation insurance.
Applications are closed
Terms and conditions

Candidates must find a partner organisation that is able to provide technical and artistic support (residence type) and cover their accommodation. A letter confirming this agreement will be requested at application stage.


A list of partners is provided for information purposes only. Each candidate is free to present their residency project in an organisation adapted to it. The committee will pay special attention to this choice. 

Application deadline : 29th May 2019

This programme is intended for artists and curators residing in Africa or the Caribbean, who have professional experience in a relevant artistic field and who need, in order to develop their project or career, a two-month residence period in France within a professional organisation (such as the National Choreographic Centre, the National Centre for Choreographic Development, the National Stage, national drama centres, arts centres, contemporary music centres etc.) or a partner institution of the Institut Français (a partial list can be downloaded below), or one that is linked to a residency programme in a local authority.


It is open to the following candidates:

  • African artists who propose a residency project taking place in France;
  • Caribbean artists (island residents only) who propose a residency project taking place in mainland France or the French Departments of America (DFA).


It is concerned with the following disciplines:

Visual arts, photography, digital arts, architecture, design, arts, fashion, theatre, dance, circus, street and puppet arts, music, multidisciplinary projects.