Residency for Displaced Artists

Residency for Displaced Artists

Writers (journalists, translators, novelists, poets, graphic novelists) currently based in France are invited to apply for a Residency for Displaced Artists at Reid Hall, jointly supported by Columbia Global Centers | Paris and the Institute for Ideas and Imagination. This provides support for writers who have had to leave their countries of origin due to extreme circumstances (war, natural disaster, political oppression). While this year's residency is open exclusively to writers, this opportunity will be open to other artists in future years.

All Ukrainian writers interested in this opportunity should apply to the Harriman Residency in Paris directly. Information is available here.

Apply for the 2023-24 Residency for Displaced Artists at Reid Hall


The year-long residency includes an annual stipend of $50,000 (paid in monthly installments), administrative support, and a small office space at Reid Hall, from September 2023 through June 2024. The residency offers time and space to one writer working on a long-term project. The participant will be invited to contribute to the activities at Reid Hall. These can take the form of public lectures about their work, exhibits, podcasts, workshops, or conferences. 

Reid Hall is home to the Columbia Global Centers | Paris, the Institute for Ideas and Imagination, the Columbia Undergraduate Programs, and Columbia’s MA in History and Literature program. Located in the heart of Montparnasse, it partners with French and European institutions to engage students, faculty, alumni, and the general public across borders and disciplines.

To apply, please complete the application form. Candidates will be asked to submit a short CV, a writing sample in English of no more than 20 pages (if the English version is a translation, please also include the sample in its original language), and a 1–3 page project proposal on what they intend to work on while at Reid Hall.

The deadline for 2023 – 2024 applications is March 31, 2023.

Questions may be addressed to: Marie Doezema, Special Projects Manager ([email protected]).