Open Call

08.02.24 – 15.03.24

Cross residency Barcelona

In partnership with Homesession. With the support of the Ramon Llull Institute and the French Embassy in Spain - French Institute.

Selected artist : Pablo del Pozo

15.04.24 – 15.05.24

100-Day residency 2025

Deadline : 15.05.2024

05.04.24 – 05.05.24

Cross residency Reykjavík 2025

This open call is closed. Results will be available end of May.


At A·R, residencies are considered as a time entirely dedicated to research and experimentation with no obligation to produce. Our goal is to provide artists with the necessary time for qualitative and in-depth research, to promote a true immersion in the residency context, and to allow for trial and error as well as critical questioning necessary for the development of artistic practices.

A·R’s residency programs are co-constructed with its partners and designed in line with the socio-economic realities of artists and the cultural sector.

All A·R’s residency programs are accessible via open calls, published regularly on our website and on dedicated international platforms. To be informed of these open calls as soon as they are published, you can subscribe to our newsletter via the tab contact on our website.

A·R offers 2 types of residencies:

Intramural residencies

Hosting national and international artists in Clermont-Ferrand.

100-Day Residency

The 100-Day Residency program, created in 2020, aims to host artists and researchers in Clermont-Ferrand for a period of 100 days, without age or nationality restrictions. They are free to organize their residency during a year, either in short bursts or over 100 consecutive days. This flexibility in the organization of working time responds to the extremely varied socio-professional realities of artists, both nationally and internationally, and makes time for reflection, research and experimentation compatible with the artists’ professional and/or family-related obligations and constraints.

Curatorial Residency

Curatorial residencies are aimed at curators, researchers and / or art critics, without age or nationality restrictions. The objective is to promote research, encounters and discussions with the local art scene and enable fertile networking between the various stakeholders in contemporary art.

Guest Residency

Guests residencies consist of making the premises of Artistes en Résidence available to artists and / or partners, without financial participation from A·R. This program is usually undertaken with our local partners and reflects our strong desire to pool resources and tend to our ecosystems.

Co-creation residency

Artistes en résidence considers co-creation as the creation of forms by an artist in collaboration with the inhabitants of the territory. The term inhabitant is understood as any person who crosses or transforms the local territory, who resides, works, studies or has recreational activities there.
The possible types of collaboration involve the co-creators at different levels of responsibility: from consultation or collection of resources and narratives, to active participation and collaboration on the content or the form of the project, through light contributions framed by the artist.

Nuovo Grand Tour residency

Nuovo Grand Tour is a residency project for young European talents under the age of 30 in Italy and France, conceived by the Institut Français Italia (IFI) / Embassy of France in Italy in 2022. This large-scale artistic program promotes cultural dialogue and European values of exchange, acting as a concrete act of the shared visions on youth and culture set out in the Quirinal Treaty, signed by Italy and France in November 2021.

Cross residencies

In collaboration with our international partners, this involves hosting an international artist in Clermont-Ferrand and organizing a French artist to be hosted at our partners’ spaces.

Reykjavík Cross Residency

in partnership with Nýló – The Living Art Museum, SÍM, the French Embassy and the Alliance Française de Reykjavík.

The Alliance Française works to support and disseminate French culture around the world, by offering French courses and organizing cultural events. Together with the French Embassy in Iceland, the Alliance Française in Reykjavík decided to set up a residency exchange between France and Iceland in order to support cultural exchanges and collaborations between the two countries. They teamed up for the occasion with Nýló – The Living Art Museum, a non-profit organization and museum run by and for artists. Founded in 1978 in reaction to the Icelandic art authorities’ disregard for contemporary artistic practices, Nýló – The Living Art Museum hosts events, exhibitions, performances, discussions and research. It is an important forum in the Icelandic art community to present, reflect and debate on the role of contemporary art. Studispace and accommodation are offered with the support of SÍM, the association of visual artists from Iceland. Founded in 1982, SÍM has 760 members, manages over 200 studios and is committed to the defence of artists’ rights.
The Reykjavík cross residency offers a six-week residency for an Icelandic artist in Clermont-Ferrand and a six-week residency for an artist living and working in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in Reykjavík.

Barcelona cross residency

in partnership with Homesession and the Institut Ramon Llull

Homesession is a visual arts non-profit organisation founded in 2007. Since then, it has been a catalyst for the artistic creation in Barcelona.
Homesession give support to emerging and mid-career artists as well as to curators, while challenging ideas about contemporary art and culture.

Today, Homesession develop four main programmes, focusing on artist international mobility, production and exhibition grants, educational mediation in collaboration with higher education centers and community-based projects in relation with specific third-sector organisations.

Homesession is part of international, national and local networks, giving a high value to the connection between actors of different fields and geographical areas.


During their residency, artists are offered financial assistance, curatorial and technical support, accommodation and a workspace. Depending on the project and the needs of the artists, A·R and / or its partners can arrange meetings with art professionals, researchers, non-profit organizations, local artisans or any other person who can contribute to the development of the residents’ research and practice.
A·R strives to offer suitable living conditions for everyone. Therefore, A·R is committed to preventing sexual and gender-based violence and harassment, as well as any discriminatory remarks or behavior.

The studio

The studio is a large 150 m2 space, which can be adjusted owing to its modular walls. It is located at La Diode, a multidisciplinary cultural centre, which A·R shares with Les Ateliers, the Pôle Chorégraphique La Diode, the Auvergne Regional Choir, Maison des jeux and Videoformes. A·R and Les Ateliers share an exhibition space, which allows artists to test installation of works, take pictures, and organize public events to share their research.
Artists also have access to technical equipment shared between A·R and Les Ateliers (wood workshop, portable power tools, ceramic kiln, MIG welding station, computer room with A3 printer/scanner, etc.).
The studio and technical equipment are accessible to people with reduced mobility.

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Provided by the Clermont-Ferrand City Council and located close to the city centre, the 100 m2 apartment comprises three bedrooms, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen and two bathrooms, and has access to a 200 m2 garden. It is the place where residents live, and is also a hub of encounters between contemporary art professionals, since A·R makes vacant rooms in the apartment available to its local partners with a view to pooling resources.
Resident artists have the possibility to bring their partner and/or family to stay with them at the residency. Please contact the team for more detailed terms and conditions.
The apartment, located on the third floor of a building without an elevator, is not accessible to people with reduced mobility. Appropriate solutions can be found on a case-by-case basis. Those concerned are invited to contact A·R to discuss things together.

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