Virginia. Center in Paris
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Virginia Center in Paris

Welcome to the Virginia Center

in Paris at the Cité Internationale des Arts

Upcoming Application Deadlnes

July 1

January-February or March-April

November 1

March 1

May-June or July-August

September-October or November-December

The Paris Atelier is a studio in a modern six-story building known as “La Cité International des Arts” just 3-4 blocks away from the Notre Dame Cathedral. Almost in the exact center of Paris, on the Right Bank of the Seine and near the Centre Pompidou for the Creative Arts, the Cité has its own metro stop (Point-Marie), banking facilities and is near many shops and stores. The Cité also has its own art gallery and recital hall with exhibition and recital programs for Atelier residents.  Artists from all nations work in the 300 art and music studios. As the Cité is a community of practicing artists/musicians, use of an atelier is for creative work rather than research and writing. In 1966, a private donor and eleven Virginia colleges and universities contributed $20,000 for a 99-year lease for a studio that qualifying Virginians could rent, reside and work alongside other artists and musicians.

$19,276 in Donations Received as of November 19, 2023

Studio Renovations are scheduled October - December 2024