Fellowship – Cite Internationale des Arts Paris

The Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris is a renowned international institution in Paris. It is located on the Seine, not far from Nôtre-Dame, and offers 300 visual artists from all over the world living and working space. The state of Rhineland-Palatinate has had a studio at the Cité Internationale des Arts since 1995. It is 47 square meters in size and is located on the second floor of the building. The Ministry for Family Affairs, Women, Culture and Integration finances two scholarships each year for six months at the Cité Internationale des Arts and awards them to artists with a Rhineland-Palatinate connection*. These scholarships are supervised and coordinated by the ARSB.

The scholarship is intended to facilitate encounters with French culture and promote the artistic development of the candidates.


  • Duration: six months
  • Start: 1st or 2nd semester
  • Scholarship money: 1400 euros plus
  • 580 euros per month for incidental costs
  • Travel allowance covered up to 500 euros

The place and the rooms

© Dorothea Gillert-Marien
© Dorothea Gillert-Marien
© Dorothea Gillert-Marien
© Dorothea Gillert-Marien
© Dorothea Gillert-Marien

How to apply

An application form is available for each scholarship during the application period (mid-April to the end of May).


The prerequisite is a completed artistic degree (M.F.A. or comparable) followed by at least two years of artistic practice. Applications from self-taught artists who are characterized by special artistic achievements and can prove this through exhibitions and prizes are possible.
Balmoral endeavors to support artists whose work still shows potential for artistic development. Candidates should be released from all professional obligations for the duration of the residency. A good knowledge of French is required, as is a knowledge of English.

NOTE: This scholarship is not tied to the annual theme.


*Reference to Rhineland-Palatinate: The scholarship is aimed at (and/or) applicants who were born, live, work or have studied fine arts with a degree in Rhineland-Palatinate. Proof of temporary residence in Rhineland-Palatinate as part of a scholarship stay in the region is not considered a fulfilled condition.

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Selection procedure

A jury of experts selects the scholarship holders according to qualitative criteria