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FRANCE / ITALY - ARTIST RESIDENCY, ​First destination of world renowned artists, talent migration

Residence Ô - Aosta Valley's 1,400-meter-high village (1,200m2 in 2024)

The artworks in this image are presented to visualize the design of residence Ô to open in 2024 and therefore, they will be replaced by others in the style of contemporary art

*Advantages of Artist Residency In France/Italy

(Artist, Digital Nomads)

global annual income +40,000 EUR to qualify 'EU BLUECARD'


"Everyone focuses on pastoral and artisanal work, no vibrant tourism industry in this village of Aosta Valley. And the hotels are centralized around Monte Blanco, Courmayeur, we must look away from creating the privileged intellectual and creative values. Artists and digital nomads" The current beauty of snowy mountains and cross-country skiing attract the visitors but the new arrivals do not consume and do not invest in the absence of industry of concrete perspective.

So, create the values of this city by the Chinese porcelain workshop 'Jingdezhen' at the artists residence Ô, Aosta Valley, in the long term a collection of abandoned houses for housing-workshop and artistic installations and places of contemporary art by European and non-EU renowned artists... The art workshops will be scattered all over the valley in the long term, and the first phase will be at this residence Ô (Aosta Valley's 1,400-meter-high village). The interior of the old chamber, the spaces to be restored however, will be entrusted to the artists to transform it into whatever suits their artistic vision. The high season of tourists is limited in summer period and the creation of accommodation-workshop 'artists residence Ô' is sustainable all the year by benefiting the seasonal tourism economy.

The residence Ô carries out missions of general interest through its Paris headquarters and its spacious accommodation-workshop in the residence Ô, Aosta Valley of Italy.

Its associative services Ô with renowned artists of the world in a spirit of 'Beyond the borders' (Aosta Valley) located on the borders of three richest countries in terms of history, renaissance-modern-and- contemporary art, HNWI (high net worth individuals) of Switzerland, mutual aid and reflection to improve the professional conditions of foreign artists in Europe. The association Ô leads artists' professional activities in Italy (information, defense of professional status, solidarity and professional support) and the family residence in Italy or France.

The residence Ô plans to develop a village of renowned artists of the world in the long term.

The residence Ô selects artists, first, in collaboration with Maison des Artistes de France, Exhibition of UNESCO Paris, Japan and two former presidents of the Art Department of the Korean State Academy of Arts:

It will be placed under the dual supervision of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Culture.

The association Ô carries out the following missions: ► eligibility qualification for accommodation-workshop Ô ► affiliation to the social system for artists in Italy (or France) ► information and support for administrative procedures for professional activities in Italy as a tax resident in Italy; ► residence in Italy and information on contributions in Italy (declarations, family grouping) ► the opening of the workshops Ô to the public for an annual exhibition (1st summer in 2025)

Graphic and plastic arts activities: Drawings; paintings; engravings; illustrations; prints; lithographs; carvings; facilities ; video art…; mosaics and stained glass; graphic designs; and unique creations of ceramics, enamels on copper.

* Digital nomads

Residence Ô - Aosta Valley's 1,400-meter-high village (1,200m2 in 2024)

The artworks in this image are presented to visualize the design of residence Ô to open in 2024 and therefore, they will be replaced by others in the style of contemporary art

Hyong-jin KWON,

founder and general secretary of association Ô has been an investment migration advisor since 2010 and author of 'the professional activities of foreign artists in France' in 1993.

Chief editor of 'Global Citizenship magazine' distributed at 'investment migration' fairs and conferences as official media partner

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After many Chinese students complete their studies in France, the first thing they think about is to find a job and change their status, such as changing work and residence. But in fact, it is feasible to engage freelance work in France. Such as being a freelancer, artist, self-employed, opening a company and doing business residence, etc. In figures, 3% of self-employed individuals in France are foreigners and 5% of business owners are foreigners.

In terms of policy, French government encourages entrepreneurship and provides many policy supports and tax incentives for self-employed and small businesses. But as a foreigner, setting up a company in France does have many difficulties, such as poor language, unfamiliar culture, communication barriers, and difficulty in gaining local trust. Therefore, you might as well start from self-employed with low investment amount ability.

To register a self-employed business, the procedures are very simple, as long as you perform a simple registration, fill in a list of your basic information and business contents, and pay a small registration fee. Being a self-employed individual does not involve the complex issues of bosses and employees, has low costs and low taxes, and as long as you can personally control your business and build a reputation among your customers, you will lay the foundation for future development.

However, it is important to note that the identity of a self-employed individual cannot apply for a residence permit. To be a self-employed, one must first have a residence permit that can work in France, such as student residence, work residence, etc. Another situation is that you have your own business in France, you can make money, but you are not an employee. According to the law issued on July 24, 2006, you can engage in professional activities, but the prerequisite is to obtain a legal residence. Of course, if you are an EU resident, this issue is generally not involved, unless there are special restrictions.

However, based on the self-employed, it has laid a good foundation for applying for business residence or freelance residence in the future. It is also a good way to generate income for students who need to make money or employees who already have a job.

If you have already lived in France, you can apply for the relevant residence permit at the police station where you live. When applying, you must fill in different forms according to different types of residence and submit the required information on the checklist. For example, for business residence, in addition to personal information, business budgets and business plans are also required. In short, you must be able to prove your ability and feasibility to operate in France.

If the information you submit is complete, the police station will give you a receipt and a temporary residence card, and then you can start professional activities. However, if your residency application is ultimately rejected, you have to stop related business activities.

There are also some foreigners who do not live in France for a long time, but want to develop their business independently in France, so before starting, they need to apply to the French police or corporate management agency. If your submitted materials are complete and the plan is feasible, you will receive a temporary residence card issued by the police station. If you apply to become a self-employed person, you must obtain a CFE registration permit.

In some cases, you have to submit some additional materials. For example, acquisition of transaction funds, lease management, establishment of subsidiaries, establishment of foreign legal persons, etc.

If you want to inject capital into an existing company, you need to submit the company’s registration materials (the company’s k-bis is generally not less than 3 months), the letter of intent of the competent authority, the articles of incorporation, lease contract, business address, corporate financial status and payment Tax certificate etc.

Regarding artist residency (including freelancer or IT residency) applied from the United States, India, China, South Asia, MENA regions (out of Europe), or if you want global mobility as electronic traveler SKYDOG, you can consult us.

Raising Global Human Capital (digital nomad, artist, entrepreneur)

Alongside its highly successful international private client practice, citinavi global has a thriving organisation, municipality and government advisory practice in collaboration with its global network that advises and assists organisations, municipalities and governments on cultural and economic development strategy and implementation in the areas of elite expats (digital nomad, artist, entrepreneur) with residence programs.

Over the years, citinavi global has collaborated several organisations on projects ranging from strategic consulting to the design, implementation related digital nomad, artist, entrepreneur with residence programs in Europe and Asia.

Elite expats are people who are moving to improve their life circumstances.They have skills that can bring highly compensated work. Highly educated but less fortunate migrants, elite expats migrate toward places where they may find networks for work rather than to a specific job in a traditional way.

Their mobility trends reveal a wide range of push factors, both contextual and individual, suggesting the need for an integrated and biographycal approach. In traditional models, places with superior quality of life, rich opportunities, and high status are not places people seek to flee.

While creative class cities have desirable amenities, draw talented populations, and benefit work organizations, they also burn out the people who work and live there, leaving many of them unfulfilled and unhappy. In this way, elite expats' decisions to leave are based on factors that are either ignored by or counter to prominent macro-level arguments about creative class cities.

The objective of such elite expats programs is to respond to the increasing demands of decentralisation and to enhance a country’s attractiveness to international artists, curators, digital nomads, global talents, entrepreneurs and to create more favorable conditions for enhancing cultural and economic developement.

The following is an overview of some of the countries, organizations of government and programs that citinavi global has been or continues to be involved with: Digital Nomad - Artist :

Barbados, Bermuda, Croatia, Dubai, France, Italy, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Norway, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Republic of Czech, Taiwan, Thaiiand.

Residence Ô

(Aosta Valley in 2024)

* Residency Permit : Artists & Multimedia *

citinavi global is a global leader in renowned artists' residence and citizenship planning.

citinavi global aims to find you a highly qualified attorney to assist you in your approach.

All individual cases will be handled in real time through whatsapp with our global network of experts and

lawyers depending on your location in order to facilitate you an appointment as soon as possible and close to you ;

  • Writers, book illustrators, authors and music composers, film,

  • audiovisual and multimedia photographers - The authors of graphic and plastic arts

  • (painting, sculpture, illustration, printmaking, tapestry, ceramics, etc.)

* Change of status regularization, family groupement, naturalization / acquisition of French nationality

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