Paris hub beckons for Indigenous creatives

Travelling to Paris for a creative residency at a prestigious artistic hub may sound like a great idea for a film, but it will soon become reality for two Indigenous Australian artists.

The Galang Residency Program, created by the Powerhouse Parramatta museum and the Cite internationale des arts in Paris, will support participants to explore their craft for three months during the northern summer.

The program will enable emerging creatives to connect with like-minded individuals from around the world, according to Powerhouse artist associate Brook Andrew.

"Paris is one of the centres for contemporary art and modernism for some time now, and that's where they're going to meet everyone," Mr Andrew told AAP.

"So it's up to artists, creatives, performers or writers to hook into that European network and also international network."

Creatives who work in a variety of disciplines and have an Indigenous background from anywhere in the world are encouraged to apply.

Participants must be over 18 years of age and be either Australian residents or citizens.

"The most important thing is that it's a residency that was set up around systems of care," Mr Andrew said.

"I say that because often when Indigenous people travel internationally, there's not those kind of systems put in place."

Currently 300 people reside at the Paris artistic hub, which is located along the Seine River less than two kilometres from the Louvre Museum.

Director-general Benedicte Alliot said the program was a welcome opportunity to contribute to participants' career development.

"(It's) the perfect platform to engage in an enriching conversation between Australian First Nations artists and the Cite internationale des arts' community and to benefit from Paris' vibrant cultural scene," he said.

Applications are open until February 9 and the residencies will take place between May and September.