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Institut Français Visas for Creation Program 2020

Institut Français Visas for Creation Program 2020

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Applications call for Institut Français Visas for Creation Program 2020 for Artists and Curators in African and the Caribbean Islands.

This program 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 organization (such as the National Choreographic Centre, the National Centre for Choreographic Development, the National Stage, national drama centers, art centers, contemporary music centers, etc.) or a partner institution of the Institut Français (a list can be downloaded below), or one that is linked to a residency program in a local authority.


Institut Français Visas for Creation Program supports 2-month residencies that will allow recipients to expand their professional networks; encourage collaborations with the french cultural operators. Artists and curators must have already found a partner organization for which they apply to Visas for Creation.

Visas for creation is part of the Africa and Caribbean cultural cooperation mission. This program 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 airfare coverage, a living allowance of €1,000 per month, and repatriation insurance.


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


The artist or curator must:

  • Already be active in his/her professional life.
  • Be free of any professional obligations throughout his/her residency period.
  • Not having applied for other current Institut français programs.
  • Find a partner organization that is able to provide technical and artistic support and cover accommodation.

 Applications guidelines


Type of Opportunity Exchange Programs
Deadline31 July,2020
Open toAll
OrganizerThe Institut français programmes and projects



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