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Igniting Passion and Fostering Cross-Cultural Diversity

NAFA is excited to announce the application call for the NAFA Studios @ Cité internationale des arts Residency Programme (CRP). NAFA first established its two artist studios at the Cité internationale des arts in 1998 and 1999. Since then, the studios have housed NAFA-affiliated artists, including numerous Cultural Medallion recipients such as Han Sai Por, Lim Yew Kuan, Tan Choh Tee, Chng Seok Tin, and Lim Tze Peng, and younger artists such as Tay Bak Chiang and Quek Kiat Sing. Over 25 years, the studios have welcomed more than 70 artists.  

We warmly welcome Singaporean and Southeast Asian artists who are passionate about their craft with various backgrounds and disciplines to apply. Join the residency to cultivate your artistic practices and foster connections with international artists and creatives.  

For more information, visit Cité internationale des arts ( .

What is Covered?

The CRP will provide awardees with 100% subsidy of a studio apartment (30 sqm) in Paris. The studio comprises of one large room off an entrance, with a partitioned sleeping area, kitchenette and a bathroom.

When Can You Apply?


The application is open all year round and applicants should apply at least six (6) months before the intended residency start date and buffer ample time for visa approval (if applicable). The applicant can choose to do a residency of two (2) months based on the following dates subject to availability:

2024 Residency Calendar
Period Arrival Departure Application Cut Off Dates
1 3 January 2024 27 February 2024 2 July 2023
2 4 March 2024 26 April 2024 3 September 2023
3 3 May 2024 27 June 2024 2 November 2023
4 3 July 2024 27 August 2024 2 January 2024
5 2 September 2024 28 October 2024 1 March 2024
6 4 November 2024 27 December 2024 3 May 2024

2025 Residency Calendar
Period Arrival Departure Application Cut Off Dates
1 3 January 2025 26 February 2025 2 July 2024
2 4 March 2025 28 April 2025 3 September 2024
3 5 May 2025 27 June 2025 4 November 2024
4 3 July 2025 28 August 2025 2 January 2025
5 3 September 2025 28 October 2025 2 March 2025
6 3 November 2025 26 December 2025 2 May 2025

Who Can Apply?


NAFA staff, alumni, Singaporean and Southeast Asian artists residing in Singapore with 5 years of art practice experience are welcome to apply.

You can apply as an individual artist or a collective of up to two (2) artists with a primary applicant who can undertake responsibility. The co-resident must meet the eligibility criteria and attributes set out for the CRP and pay an additional monthly fee according to the co-residency rates set by Cité internationale des arts.



For NAFA Alumni, Singaporean and Southeast Asian Artists
Download the CRP information, application form and guidelines here.

For NAFA Staff
Please download the CRP application form and guidelines from staffnet or contact [email protected].


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