Open Call For Iranian Artists | La Friche

Iran – France Exchange Program
in collaboration with the Embassy of France in Tehran

October 2018 – Marseille, France
October 2018 – Tehran, Iran

Application Deadline
June 15, 2018

Kooshk Residency and La Friche Belle de Mai with the collaboration of the cultural section of  French Embassy in Tehran present an exchange program between Iran and France for one Iranian and one French artist, active in the fields of visual arts. This exchange program exists out of two parts and will be held during October 2018 in Marseille and at the same time at Tehran.

During the one-month residency, the Iranian artist will have the opportunity to work in Marseille and collaborate with La Friche Belle de Mai. La Friche will be providing a private room with a shared kitchen and bathroom, a work space, and the production cost of 500 euro for the artist from Tehran, Iran. The cost of the round-trip ticket and per diem of 1000 euro for one month will be provide by the Embassy of France in Tehran. 

The French artist will have the opportunity to work in Tehran within our international residency community. During these four weeks, the artist will be introduced to the Iranian art scene, be invited to gallery openings and meet Iranian artists. Kooshk offers accommodation, studio space and the opportunity to present a public talk and an open studio for the selected French artist.

The selected artists from both La Friche and Kooshk Residency will be expected to work on a project, present a public talk and  participate in an open studio.

The application is open for contemporary visual artists from Iran. Applications will be evaluated by a committee of both organizers mentioned above and will be informed by e-mail.

How to apply

Iranian artists can apply by filling the online form at
Hard-copy and email submissions are not accepted.
Applications received after the deadline date will not be considered.
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