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To spread Parisian cultural life all around the world, the City of Paris offers culture professionals a variety of services to make their work and everyday life easier.

Filming in Paris


To provide the best reception for French and foreign film crews, the Mission Cinéma of Paris City Council has a website to help professionals prepare for filming. (French and English version).

Welcoming foreign artists

- The Bureau d’Accueil des Artistes et Professionnels Etrangers (the Reception Office for Foreign Artists and Professionals, BAAPE), offers a reception service for foreign artists and culture professionals. Its mission is to make things easier for visiting artists from all disciplines and culture professionals, whether they are curators, archivists, librarians, technicians...

Bureau d’Accueil des Artistes et Professionnels Étrangers
Relais social international
17, boulevard Jourdan 75014 Paris
Tel.: 00 33 (0)1 44 16 65 21

- The CENTQUATRE, an artistic establishment of the City of Paris, is a place of work for artists and audiences from all over the world.
It comprises 19 workshops of different sizes, made available for artists for 3 to 6 months.
Applications can be made online in English, Spanish and French.

- At the Cité internationale des arts, the City of Paris reserves five live-work studios a year for twenty or so young foreign artists, to whom it also awards grants.

- At the Centre internacional des Récollets, Paris welcomes experienced artists in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Nuit Blanche: suggest an artwork

Nuit Blanche has been a major event in contemporary art since 2001. The event is generally held in early October.
If you are an artist or an artists’ collective, and want to take part in Nuit Blanche, here are the steps to follow to suggest an artwork.

To apply, you can send the Départment des événement et actions nouvelles (DEAN - Department of Events and New Actions) a dossier between November of the previous year and the end of March, containing:
- Information about yourself (individual artist or collective)
 Name(s) and contact details
 Artistic experience
- Information about the project:
Description of the project or artwork
Intended site
Technical items required to produce it
Budget items
Any visuals (photos, DVD, CD…)
By post:
Direction des affaires culturelles
Département des événements et actions nouvelles- Hôtel d’Albret
31, rue des Francs-Bourgeois - 75004 Paris – France
Or by email:

This dossier will then be submitted to the Nuit Blanche project selection committee, which will inform you of its decision.
For any further information, please contact the Department of Events and New Actions:
By telephone: 01 42 76 65 26
By email:
More information on Nuit Blanche 

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