L'art en plus | 31-Oct-2019
THE OPEN CALL FOR THE - CONTEMPORARY TALENTS - COMPETITION RUNS UNTIL NOVEMBER 15th The François Schneider Foundation has for ambition to discover, accompany and reveal new talents at the general public and to support the contemporary creation on the theme of water. Through the - Contemporary Talents - competition, created in 2011, François Schneider wants to support these creators through the acquisition of their works and through their promotion at the Foundation Contemporary Art Centre via an exhibition and the publication of a catalogue.
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About the competition >> Every year, more than 1000 artists from a hundred of countries apply to this competition. >> After selection of about 40 finalists by four Committees of Experts, the International Panel of Judges, chooses a maximum of seven prize-winners. >> The annual maximum budget is 300 000 €. >> Each prize-winner receives 20 000 € for the acquisition of the work, while an amount of 160 000 € is devoted to the realisation of a project (sculpture or installation). Terms of participation This Competition is open to candidates of all nationalities, all ages, and in all disciplines of the plastic and visual arts: painting, installation, drawing, photography, sculpture, video or any other form of plastic or visual art. In the installation and sculpture disciplines, the artists have the possibility of submitting either existing works or projects. In the case of a project, a production budget must be attached. For the other disciplines, only existing works may be presented. No additional production budget can be allocated for paintings, drawings, photographs or videos. Each candidate may only submit one work or one project. Aplly now : The François Schneider Foundation Philanthropic foundation, established in 2000 and recognised as a body acting in the public interest in 2005, the François Schneider Foundation, works in the twin fields of culture and education. The Foundation enables secondary school pupils to access higher education by offering them grants and assists contemporary artists by supporting the diffusion of their work. The Foundation, directed by Marie Terrieux, encourages creative activity through various initiatives devoted to the theme of water, including an international competition, the acquisition of works for its collection and the organisation of themed exhibitions in its Contemporary Art Centre and sculpture garden. This work is complemented by publications, loans, travelling exhibitions and a residency programme for young artists from art schools along the Rhine. Located beside the Rhine, which runs from Switzerland to the Netherlands by way of France and Germany, the François Schneider Foundation places interculturality at the heart of its programming, aiming to bring about fruitful contacts between artists and the local populations of these different areas.

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