Call for Applications: Villa Saigon – “Reciprocity” 2020
Deadline: 03 May 2019
From Institut Français de HCMV:
Institut Français de HCMV is happy to annouce that the Artist residential program “Villa Saigon – Reciprocity” is now open for applications. The program is organized by Institut Français du Vietnam to strengthen and promote art exchanges and collaboration between France and Vietnam.
Apart from organizing creative residencies for French artists in Vietnam, the Institut Français du Vietnam also hosts “Villa Saigon – Reciprocity” to help young Vietnamese artists develop an innovative project in France.
“Villa Saigon – Reciprocity” is for artists of Vietnamese nationality and living in Vietnam, doing research or practice professional creative jobs in all areas of art with an contemporary edge.
With the support of Institut Français de Paris, the artist residency take will take place at Cité Internationale de Paris. Flight tickets and living costs are covered by Institut Français du Vietnam. The residency lasts for 3 months.
For 2019, Truong Que Chi (visual artist), Le Thi Huong Giang (visual artist) and Vu Tien Dat (photographer) were chosen to take part in a residency in France.
For 2018, Le Hoang Bich Phuong, a young artist famous for her silk paintings in Vietnam had come to France.
Returning to HCMC after 3 months of artist residency at Cité Internationale des Arts – Paris, Bich Phuong said:
“Cité Internationale des Arts provides a dream environment for all those who practice art. It gathers artists from all over the world to Paris under cultural exchange programs or with sponsorship by the French government. The duration may vary, between 3 months or 6 months. Imagine, you are an artist, every morning you wake up to the sound of piano or the voice of a “neighbor” opera singer. Around where you live, people create paintings, sculpture,… What could be more wonderful?”
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Translated by Hanoi Grapevine