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Villa Albertine Residencies and Grants

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Throughout the year, 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 2024.


The 2024 Pisar Prize

Deadline: June 30, 2024

The Pisar Prize aims to strengthen cultural ties between France and the United States by promoting an original work by a young contemporary composer each year. The laureate will participate in a three- to-five-week residency at Villa Albertine in the US to compose their project, including a two-to-three-week residency at The Juilliard School, where they will present their work at a composition seminar.  The residency will culminate in the world premiere of the piece at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris.  


Albertine Translation Fund

Deadline: June 16, 2024 at 11:59 pm ET 

The Albertine Translation Fund honors both translators and American publishers of English translations of works from a variety of genres that have been published in France in the last 10 years. Each book receives $2,000 to cover publishing costs as well as 50% of the translation costs, which cannot exceed $5,000. Among the recipients, two Albertine Translation prize winners from the fiction and non-fiction categories receive $5,000, which is awarded to the translator of the works.  Authors, literary agents, translators, and French and American publishers are welcome to apply.  

Immersive Exhibition Grants for Cultural Institutions and Venues

Deadline: June 30, 2024

French Immersion, Villa Albertine’s program that supports emerging and innovative French XR productions and immersive experiences in the U.S., is offering grants of up to $10,000 to US cultural institutions and venues. US institutions can apply for funding here and French creators can submit their projects to our catalog here. 

Acquisition of Rights 

Deadline: August 26, 2024

The Acquisition of Rights program provides financial assistance from €400 to €4,000 to American publishers to secure the rights of French works (comics, youth, fiction, and non-fiction) for publication in the United States. Only books which are scheduled to be published at least three months after the Institut français’ committee convenes on August 31 are eligible to apply.

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