Cultural exchange stipends of the federal state of Berlin – Comic/Paris

Deadline for submission/application: 14 September 2023 at 6pm (CET)

Online applications must have been submitted by 6 p.m. After 6:00 p.m., sending is no longer possible; transmissions that have been started are automatically cancelled.

Notes on formal exclusion

Exceeding the specified maximum number of pages, characters and/or megabytes will result in formal exclusion. Incorrectly or incompletely uploaded identification, passport and/or registration documents will lead to formal exclusion. When submitting your application, please make absolutely sure that you upload all correct and necessary documents in a legible manner!

Target group / Purpose of funding

The cultural exchange stipend is awarded to support the artistic development of professional artists in the field of comic. During their stay abroad artists will have the opportunity to learn about the culture(s) of their respective host country, experience the latest trends in local scenes, make contacts, exchange ideas, find inspiration, and realize a project on location. A studio apartment provided by programme partners abroad are available to resident artists visiting from Berlin.

Eligibility and conditions

  • Grants are awarded to artists who have proven themselves through their artistic work and are able to verify this with their portfolio.
  • Recipients are required to remain on location during the grant period
  • Artists applying to this programme must live and work in Berlin, and be registered in Berlin (‚Erstwohnsitz‘)
  • Students cannot apply
  • Former grantees can re-apply, if their residency ended at least two years ago (September 2021)

Funding volume

  • 1 stipend of 6 months duration – November 2024 through the end of April 2025

The grant comprises a monthly payment of 2.500 € plus free use of the studio flat at the Cité.

During the artist’s residency colleagues at the Cité look after the Berlin artist and arrange contacts to the local scene on request. Events organised by the Cité (i.e. open studios, exhibitions, artists‘ talks) offer opprtunities for Berlin artists to present their work to an international audience.

More information about the Cité International des Arts

Call for applications

The calls for applications for this program are usually published in August of each year for the following year.


An independent jury appointed by the Senate Department for Culture decides on the applications, and the representatives of the Cité internationale des arts confirm it. The jury members for the cultural exchange stipend Comic – Paris 2024/25 are: Hamed Eshrat, Jakob Hinrichs, Elke Renate Steiner, Gesa Ufer and Dr Beate Wild. The results of the jury meeting are expected to be communicated by E-mail by January 2024.

Application procedure

Please note, that you can only submit an application for one residency place at a time. Multiple applications (for several residency cities) are no longer possible!

We strongly advise you to read all the information on the current information sheet.

  • Information sheet for cultural exhange grants of the federal state of Berlin 2024/2025 Comic: Paris

    PDF-Document (179.0 kB) - As of: 26. Juli 2023


English application form
(please complete the form in English and upload it in the online application)

  • Application form cultural exchange stipends of the federal state of Berlin 2024/2025 Comic– Paris

    DOCX-Document (35.7 kB) - As of: 26. Juli 2023

Please submit your application online together with all relevant documentation.