As part of the L'AiR Arts programs, Art Research Residency is specially designed to enable participants to evaluate their individual places as artists and situate their artistic exploration and practice within both the historical and contemporary context of art production and dissemination in Paris.
This immersive two-week artist residency session offers a stimulating experience of intercultural exchange, research and professional development. Artists have an opportunity to build lasting connections with the fellow residents and expand their network of Paris-based arts professionals and organizations.
During this residency, artists explore different artistic neighbourhoods of Paris: Montparnasse, Montmartre, Belleville, and Marais where we visit historic artist studios, many of which are normally closed to the public, as well as the art academies, galleries and meeting places where the ideas that shaped modern art as we know it were formed. The residency may also include a day trip to artistic places outside Paris, such as Barbizon or Auvers-sur-Oise, the renowned French villages that served as an inspiration to many artists.
To foster meaningful encounters and connections, this residency also provides participants with the opportunity to meet local artists, art historians, and gallerists working in Paris today. Group visits are organized to relevant arts and culture institutions and fairs.
In addition to professional visits, we also host facilitated group discussion sessions with Paris-based curators, who offer portfolio readings and mentorship to the artists. To further encourage the exchange of ideas and skills, we offer shared work space and invite artists to propose talks / workshops related to their practice.