To encourage the emergence of artistic projects, the Ministry of Culture supports artists with individual creation grants that help fund their research and the development of works.

Presentation of the device

What is Individual Creative Aid (AIC)?

Each year, several hundred artists can receive individual creative assistance to enable them to carry out an artistic project or research, without necessarily leading to the realization of a work. This aid makes it possible to finance the development of an artistic project in any field of visual arts: painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, performance, photography, video, digital art, graphics, design, styling and fashion, taking into account the artistic interest of the project, the conditions of its realization and the professional approach of the applicant. In addition, this aid includes, in addition to documentation and production costs, remuneration for artistic work.

The regional directorates for cultural affairs (DRAC) or cultural affairs directorates (DAC) provide concrete support for the creation and production of professional artists established in their territories.

Individual support for creation is provided by the Decree of 28 January 2015 on the allocation of deconcentrated aid for artists authors of graphic and plastic works and by theOrder of 3 April 2015on the procedure for granting such aid.

Objectives of the approach

The creation aid aims to allow artists to develop their artistic project in all its forms.

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Examples of projects supported previously

Profile of the works of the nineteen artists distinguished for Individual Aid to Creation in 2019 presented in the section of the DRAC Île-de-France

A question?

If you have any questions about the workshop installation allowance or the equipment purchase allowance, you are invited to contact the deconcentrated department of the Ministry of Culture of your place of residence:

The filing for the year 2023 is now closed.