The Onslow Storrier NAS Residency, La Cité Internationale Des Arts, Paris

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Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

The La Cité Internationale Des Arts Paris Residency 

A three-month studio residency in Paris for a National Art School Graduate or Academic Staff Member.

Application deadline Sunday June 30, 2024

Notification of Outcome July 31, 2024

Residency Dates

  • January 3 – March 27 2025 
  • April 2 -June 27 2025 
  • July 3 – September 29 2025 
  • October 3 – December 26 2025 

Please note Applicants are asked to indicate their preference in the application form. These dates are fixed by the Cite des Arts and are not negotiable. 


A residency at the Onslow Storrier National Art School Paris Studio offers the opportunity of dedicated focus on your practice in one of the great centres of artistic excellence. The Onslow Storrier National Art School Paris Studio is located at La Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, and has been made possible through the generosity of Annette Onslow and Tim Storrier. The studio is located on the Right Bank in Rue de L’Hôtel de Ville in the 4th arrondissement overlooking the river Seine, near many commercial and public galleries and only a short walk to Notre Dame Cathedral. There are 270 studios that house artists, musicians and writers from around the world.

2024 residents at the Onslow Storrier Studio at La Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris:

Kirtika Kain, MFA Printmaking AlumniSebastian Conti, MFA Ceramics AlumniSophie Lampert, MFA Painting Alumni
Fiona Currie-Billiard, MFA Drawing Graduate


  • Recent National Art School BFA, GDFA, MFA or DFA graduates (within the last 5 years) OR 
  • Current National Art School academic staff (including sessional). Please note that in the event that a successful applicant is a permanent staff member, appropriate leave arrangements will need to be considered.  
  • Only applications that are fully completed and received by the closing date will be considered by the selection panel. 

Selection Criteria 

The Residencies will be awarded to applicants who: 

  • Demonstrate a record of artistic achievement and dedication to their practice; 
  • Clearly articulate the benefit of the Paris residency to their artistic development and; 
  • In the opinion of the selection panel, would benefit from such an opportunity at this stage of their career. 

Application Materials

As part of your application, you are required to upload the documents listed below. Uploaded files should include your full name in the file name.

Please include the following documents:

  1. Your Proposal (PDF format) addressing the following areas.
    1. Artist Statement summarising current practice (no more than 500 words)
    2. Rationale for undertaking the residency at La Cite International Des Arts in Paris (no more than 250 words)
    3. Please identify any specific requirements (e.g. access, workshops, OH&S, etc.)
  2. A Summary CV outlining your professional profile and achievement (PDF format, 2 pages max.)
  3. A maximum of 10 Images (PowerPoint format, 1MB image per page). Please note:
    1. The PowerPoint should be saved as a .ppt not .pdf.
    2. Each slide should include the artist’s name, title, date, medium and dimensions.
    3. Moving image-based artists can present a high-quality video of up to two minutes presented as a single-track show reel.

The panel reserves the right to not assess applications that do not include specified supporting material correctly formatted as outlined above.

Additional Information 

  • The Selection Committee is not compelled to offer all residencies. 
  • Failure to abide by the rules set down by La Cité in regard to residence and use of the studio including any damage to the building or contents will result in the forfeiture of the bond held by La Cité. 
  • The panel may request to meet with an applicant to discuss their application further. 


Selected applicants must agree to cover costs of the residency including: 

  • Monthly fees and Bond payment to the Cité Internationale des Arts for the 3 months; 
  • Personal living expenses throughout the residency including meals, art materials, museum & gallery entry fees. 
  • All necessary travel expenses between Australia and ParisAll travel, medical, and other insurance necessary for the period of travel and residency. Evidence of this insurance must be provided to the National Art School. 

Acquittal of Residency

The selected applicants will be required to: 

  • Make a presentation to the NAS community on the residency experience and outcomes.  
  • Provide high-resolution photographs and a quote of approximately 200 words that can be used by NAS for promotional purposes and in publications including the Annual Report and Yearbook. 
  • Submit an approximately 1000-word report no later than eight weeks post-residency regarding their residency, experience and project. 
  • Donate a work made during or related to their residency to the NAS Collection. 

Residency Costs

Applicants are advised to plan well in advance to ensure they are able to fund their residency.  In addition to costs of international flights and  living expenses, there is a mandatory fee payable to the Cité des Arts. Please see below for the fees.  It is strongly recommended that artists research and apply for any available grants well in advance to help cover the residency costs. 

Fees to La Cité  One Person 
Indicative monthly fees  €566 per month 


Fees to La Cité  One Person for 3 months 
Bond (refundable)  €566 
3 Months fee  €1,698 
Total  €2264 



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