Fondation Fiminco: Open Call for Residency for Visual Artists

Deadline: 06 April 2023

The Fondation Fiminco is launching a call for applications for visual artists of all disciplines, in view of an eleven-month research, creation and production residency in Romainville, close to Paris.

The Fondation Fiminco has rehabilitated a former industrial site in Romainville to turn it into a space that acts as a resource for international artists and curators. Each year, the Fondation Fiminco hosts an 11-month residency for artists of all nationalities to allow them to develop their work and research.

The aim of the Foundation is not to build up and display a collection, but to support the residents throughout their creative process, accompanying their professional and artistic development.

Who can apply?
The Fondation Fiminco is launching an open call for visual artists of all disciplines for an 11-month research, creation and production residency based in Romainville (Seine-Saint-Denis) within greater Paris. The residency programme is open to artists living in France and abroad, with no age limit, who can demonstrate an emerging or established professional career. The Fondation Fiminco accepts applications from duos and collectives, however, the conditions of accommodation and work are the same as for individual artists.

Resident artists will have a furnished studio with a private bathroom, a shared kitchen, and common living areas.

The artists will have a workspace in spacious collective studios and access to well-equipped technical workshops (engraving, silk-screening, ceramics, 3D printing, construction, photo and video).

Production support
A production grant of up to 6,000 euros (including tax) for the entire duration of the residency is allocated to the artists upon presentation of supporting documentation and with the supervision of the production team.

Administrative support
The Fondation Fiminco supports the artists in their administrative procedures such as visa applications and, if necessary, can guide them in their search for additional grants.

Professional support
The residents receive professional support according to their needs and in line with the project they wish to develop: technical assistance for production, distribution, and communication (individual videos presenting the artists and their work).

Artist participation
The artists can be involved, if they wish to, in the programming and mediation activities of the Fondation Fiminco throughout their residency with paid interventions. The residency will end with a group exhibition in June 2024.

The Fondation Fiminco will pay for a round trip to and from the artist’s country of origin (refund). The Fondation Fiminco will not buy the tickets directly. The resident is responsible for this purchase. Funding is subject to a cap based on residency and reimbursement must be accompanied by proof of purchase in their name (train ticket, plane ticket, fuel costs, tolls, etc.).

300 EUR round trip: Europe
800 EUR round trip: Outside Europe

The Fondation Fiminco also covers the cost of an annual pass for public transport in the Ile-de-France region.

Language courses
French language courses are available to international artists to facilitate their integration and exchanges.


Fondation Fiminco