Webinar | Visual Artists Café: Introducing… Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris

Visual Artists Café: Introducing… Centre Culturel Irlandais is the first in a programme of online events that aims to shine a spotlight on the Visual Arts programme and artist residency of CCI Paris. The VAI/CCI residency is open each year for applications from VAI members. The residency provides for a studio, accommodation, return flights, and a stipend. The residency is a collaboration with CCI Paris and VAI.⁠


In this event we hear from the Director of CCI, Nora Hickey M’Sichili; CEO of VAI, Noel Kelly and two recipients of the VAI Residency Award Cecilia Danell (recipient 2019) and Tinka Bechert (recipient 2020).


Located in the historic building of the Irish College, in the heart of the Latin quarter, the Centre Culturel Irlandais presents the work of contemporary Irish artists, reinforces the rich heritage of Franco-Irish relations and fosters a vibrant and creative resident community. In addition to its diverse cultural programme, the CCI houses France’s primary multi-media library of resources on Ireland as well as significant historic archives and an Old Library. The Fondation Irlandaise has overseen the building since the Consular Decree of Napoléon Bonaparte consolidated the former Irish, English and Scots foundations and colleges in Paris into the Collège des Irlandais.



Recorded on 28 October 2021.

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