French Institut Visas for Creation Program 2019 for emerging Artists in Africa

Application Deadline: May 31st 2019

Visas for Creation is part of the “Creation in Africa and the Caribbean” programme. Its goal is to support emerging artists in Africa and the Caribbean through residencies in mainland France and its overseas territories to enable them to develop a creation or research project.

This tool is intended for artists and curators residing in Africa or the Caribbean, who have professional experience in the relevant artistic field and who need, in order to develop their project or career, a 2-month residence period in France within a professional structure (such as the CCN, CDCN, Scène Nationale, CDN, Centres d’art, SMAC, etc.), a partner institution of the Institut français (Cité Internationale des Arts) or which is linked to a residency programme in a territorial collectivity.


  • African artists who propose a residency project taking place in France;
  • Caribbean artists (island residents only) who propose a residency project taking place in mainland France or the French Departments of America (DFA).

It is concerned with the following disciplines:

visual arts, photography, digital arts, architecture, design, arts, fashion, theatre, dance, circus, street and puppet arts, music, multidisciplinary projects.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the French Institut Visas for Creation


  1. […] Visas pour la création fait partie de la mission de coopération culturelle Afrique et Caraïbes. Ce programme soutient l’émergence artistique en Afrique et dans les Caraïbes à travers des résidences en France métropolitaine et dans ses territoires d’outre-mer. Il permet aux bénéficiaires de développer un projet créatif ou de recherche et de bénéficier d’une couverture billet d’avion, d’une allocation de séjour de 1 000 € par mois et d’une assurance rapatriement. […]

  2. […] Visas for creation is part of the Africa and Caribbean cultural cooperation mission. This programme 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 air fare coverage, a living allowance of €1,000 per month and repatriation insurance. […]


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