Informally inaugurated during a retrospective project that necessitated the consultation of the art centre’s archive, Le Grand Café established a writing residency aimed at art critics, art historians or others with a writing project relating to Le Grand Café (texts on exhibitions, editions, books, thematic or monographic works, screenplays, etc.).

As a way to support art criticism in general, this residency can be open for short periods to ‘Productions en revue’ authors, invited to write an extended text about works produced at Le Grand Café.