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Photography residencies

Call for applications: photography residencies

As part of its mission to support non-Western contemporary photography, the Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac is calling for applications to its Photography Residencies programme.
Set up in 2018, this yearly programme gives one or several photographers native from one of the four continents represented in the museum’s collection, the opportunity to develop an innovative work linked to their own practice. The work produced as part as these residencies is intended to enrich the museum’s collections and contribute to its growing contemporary photography collection.
In 10 years, 28 photography series have integrated the national collections. The works of the previous residents can be consulted here

Conditions of participation

The Photography Residencies programme is exclusively aimed at photographers native from one of the four continents represented in the musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac’s collections: Africa, Asia, Americas, Oceania (excluding Europe and USA), with no age limit.
The project submitted by each applicant should outline a specific aspect of their artistic research and is meant to allow applicants to work on all or part of a project directly linked to their current artistic production.
The residency includes a grant of 15,000 euros that covers general expenses such as travel, accommodation, production costs and artist fees.
The residency does not have to take place in Paris, unless the artist has chosen to pursue their project in France. It may take place anywhere.


All the applications will be examined by an in-house jury. A final selection jury composed of personalities from the art and photography world will then nominate the grantees. These will be contacted directly by the musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac.


Deadline 1st March 2018
Preselection: end of March 2018
Selection committee: beginning of April 2018
Announcement of the grantees: mid-April 2018

Visit musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac’s website for further information.


Featured image: © Ishola AKPO, Les mariés de notre époque © musée du quai Branly Jacques – Chirac, Résidences photographiques 2015.

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