Tickson Mbuyi « L'homme capote », 2018
Tickson Mbuyi « L'homme capote », 2018 © Jean-Baptiste Joire, Festival Kin'Act - Rencontres Internationales d'artistes performeurs 3e édition 2018 "Lelo Lobi

Visas for Creation

From 1 July 2020 to 31 July 2020
Foreign professionals
Visas for creation is part of the Africa and Caribbean cultural cooperation mission. This programme supports artistic emergence in Africa and in the Caribbean through residencies in mainland France and in its overseas territories. It allows recipients to develop a creative or research project and to benefit from air fare coverage, a living allowance of €1,000 per month and repatriation insurance.
Applications are closed
Terms and conditions

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 in the Applications guidelines.

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: 31th July 2020

Selection committee: end of August 2020

Period of residencies: October - December 2020



Manon Barbe

Project manager for Africa and Caribbean cultural cooperation

Development and Artistic Cooperation Department

+33 (0)153698398

This programme is intended for artists and curators residing in Africa or the Caribbean islands, who have professional experience, in order to develop their project or career, a two-month residence period in France or in its overseas regions and departments 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 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 or curators living in Africa or in the Indianoceanic region.
  • Caribbean artists or curators living in the Caribbean islands only (not admissible: french overseas regions and departments).


It is concerned with the following disciplines:

  • Architecture, arts, circus, dance, design, digital arts, fashion, multidisciplinary projects, music, photography, street and puppet arts, theatre, visual arts.