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Villa Albertine Residencies and Grants

Throughout November, Villa Albertine will launch calls for applications for exploratory residencies open to creators and professionals from a variety of disciplines, as well as grants for artists, thinkers, and creators. Discover exciting opportunities in music, craft and design, and much more.

This page is updated frequently. Check back here to discover new residency calls for application and grants throughout November and December 2023.


Villa Albertine 2025 Season

Deadline: February 1, 2024, at 11:59pm (Paris time)

For its 2025 residency season, Villa Albertine will support 50 one to three-month-long exploratory residencies across the United States.  The Villa invites participants from a range of disciplines to explore a US territory and to meet key local actors in order to enrich an original artistic or intellectual reflection, which could not be developed otherwise. The professional disciplines considered include visual arts, architecture, performing arts, street arts,  cinema, television series, literature, graphic novels, and social sciences and humanities to name a few!  

Craft and Design Residencies 

Deadline: February 1, 2024 11:59pm (Paris time) 

From January to December 2025, Villa Albertine’s Craft and Design residency program will welcome select designers and craftspeople to participate in an immersive residency designed to foster renewed reflection on their practice, draw inspiration from the American region of their choice, promote their work, and create connections. Depending on the nature of their residency project, applicants are invited to conduct their residencies in New York City or in a maximum of two other U.S. cities.  

Classical Music Residencies

Deadline: February 1, 2024 11:59pm (Paris time) 

Villa Albertine’s new Classical Music Residencies gives three individuals from the field of classical music (instrumental and/or vocal) the opportunity to participate in an immersive residency in the US that will enable them to renew their reflection on their practice, highlight their work, and create connections. The call for applications is open to all classical composers, singers, and players, as well as to classical music professionals (excluding composers, singers and players) and conductors with an original research project requiring an immersive stay in the United States. 

The Recanati-Kaplan Prize 

Deadline: December 31, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. (Paris time)

The 2024 Recanati-Kaplan Prize supports an individual creator, cultural expert, or scholar seeking to carry out an original research project in the field of arts and ideas through an immersive residency in the United States. The successful candidate will receive a $15,000 grant and the opportunity to engage in a two-month exploratory residency in one of ten US cities where Villa Albertine is located. Proposed projects must focus on contemporary issues affecting the United States and one or more countries in the Arab world. 

“Inhabiting the Desert” Marfa, TX Residency

Deadline: December 31, 11:59 p.m. (Paris time)

From October 2 to November 2, 2024, the “Inhabiting the Desert” residency program welcomes five creators and researchers living in the United States or France to contribute artistic and intellectual reflections on the challenges of preserving a habitable world during a month-long stay in the Texas desert town of Marfa. Launched by Villa Albertine, in partnership with the Centre Pompidou and designed in collaboration with philosopher Mathieu Potte-Bonneville, the program gives residents the opportunity to pool their thoughts in collective work sessions, while pursuing their personal research.  

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