Artistic Research Residency Program 2020-2021

Programme de Résidence en Recherche Artistique 2020-2021


Submission period

Wed Jul 15, 2020 at 10 AM UTC

End of submission period

Mon Aug 24, 2020 at 10 AM UTC

Results date

Sat Oct 31, 2020 at 5 PM UTC

Open Call Artistic Research Residency Programs

IRCAM maintains a limited open call artistic research residency program that offers artists of all disciplines the opportunity to collaborate with one or more IRCAM research teams. As a result of the density of our program and our focus on specific calls, we accept very few proposals through our general open call.

A panel of experts will select artists based on the originality and professional excellence of the applicant’s work. If a project is accepted, artists benefit from access to state-of-the-art technological infrastructure and support from IRCAM's research groups and expert teams.

The structure and length is tailored to each individual artist and project. Duration of residencies can range from two weeks to six months and residencies should take place in between November 2020 and December 2021.

Residents receive 1.800 euros per month. Applicants must secure funding for travel, lodging, and fees associated with their project.

The next specific call will be launched this autumn and will partner with the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer, the School of Music at Georgia Tech, and the Taiwan Sound Lab.

Proposal Submission

The deadline for applications is August 15th, 2020 (midnight Paris time).

Successfull applications will be announced on October 1st, 2020

Some referees have experienced various types of disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic and, as a consequence some peer-review tasks require more time to complete than usual. As a consequence we do not expect the final results to be announced before mid November 2020.

We highly encourage applicants to contact IRCAM's research teams prior to submission in order to elaborate their proposals.

Get inspired by stories from past residents.

Submission Instructions

The IRCAM artistic research residency program supports individual artists. If a group of artists applies, proposals must be created and submitted by a representative / contact person.

Projects must be submitted electronically using the Ulysses Network platform. All applications must be in English or French.

Access to the electronic submission system is available after selecting the Artistic Research Residency Program 2020-2021.

You can save your draft application any time. The submission platform will notify you about any missing information before the final submission.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Proposal Text

  • Present the overall concept of your proposed work, show how it can be considered as innovative and original.
  • Present the workplan and methodology to be implemented. 
  • Indicate your reasons for selecting a particular research team. 
  • Justify the requested budget.

Confidentiality and Data Protection

  • IRCAM will treat your proposal confidentially, as well as any related information, data and documents received.
  • Evaluation experts are also bound by an obligation of confidentiality.
  • Public information may be used by IRCAM for communication purposes.
  • We will process personal data in accordance with IRCAM's data protection policies.

Important Notes

  • IRCAM reserves the right to terminate the residency following its selection, at any stage of its development and to refuse the presentation of a project considered incomplete, insufficient, ethically not in conformity with its policies. In such a case, Ircam may withdraw it entirely from its residency program at any time and without notice.
  • An artistic research residency is not a commission for a work.
  • An artistic research residency is not a scientific research residency.

For all questions or concerns, please contact residency (at) 

Photo: JM Fernandez et R Foulon performing at Ircam Live 2020, Copyright: Quentin Chevrier