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In order to support image creators and promote exchanges, la maison des auteurs provides ideal working conditions to French and foreign authors whose project in residence has been accepted by a committee of professional graphic authors and scenarists.
For the support provided by la Cité internationale de la bande dessinée et de l’image, it will be asked to each resident a contribution of 150 € per year.

During his residence or at the end, the author may have to make a public presentation of the project for which he received the support of La Maison des auteurs of la Cité internationale de la bande dessinée et de l’image. The content and the format will be arrested before and in consultation with the Director of La Maison des auteurs.

- each author has an individual or collective studio.
- apartments, individual (studio or T2) or collective (T3, for two residents), can be put at the disposal of the residents, under certain conditions for a period between two months and up to a year. In this case, expenses of water, gas and electricity are due by the resident unless otherwise stated. Pets are not accepted in the studio nor in the apartment.

It supplies them with facilities, equipments and a technical and documentary resource center for a period of between two months and up to two years.

It also contributes to protect the author’s status and to defend intellectual property rights in the field of artistic creation.

With a view to providing additional financial support alongside these residencies, the National Book Centre (Centre national du livre) may give bursaries to freelance designers and scriptwriters. To apply for this bursary, it’s necessary to have already been published in French (information: maison des auteurs).