The François Schneider Foundation’s Contemporary Talent contest is committed to water issues and revealing talents – call for applications

The François Schneider Foundation’s Contemporary Talent contest is committed to water issues and revealing talents – call for applications

The François Schneider Foundation’s Contemporary Talent contest is committed to water issues and revealing talents – call for applications

The deadline for applications is 1 October 2017

The Contemporary Talents competition, created in 2011 by the François Schneider Foundation, celebrates its seventh edition this year. Dedicated to the creation of plastic art works on the theme of water, the foundation’s aim is to provide an annual platform enabling as-yet unknown artists to reveal their talent through an exhibition and the publication of a catalogue.

This competition is open to candidates of all nationalities and all ages, and working in all disciplines of the plastic and visual arts: painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, photography, video, or any other form of plastic or visual art. In the installation and sculpture disciplines, the artists have the option to submit either existing works or projects. For the other disciplines, only existing works may be presented.

Each candidate may only submit one work or one project.

 

Applications may be submitted online in French or in English, and must include:

  • The signed registration form;
  • A copy of your ID card;
  • A curriculum vitae (2 pages maximum);
  • A portfolio (10 pages maximum);
  • A written presentation on the submitted work (4 pages maximum); 
  • 1 to 5 pictures of the work being presented or a video.

 

For those works presented in the form of a project yet to be realised, a detailed budget of the production costs must be provided. The budget cannot exceed €100,000.

The theme of water takes on particular significance within the foundation’s Contemporary Art Centre. Indeed, water, which is essential for all life and for the development of mankind, is a multifaceted and yet singular element. It is symbolically one of the natural elements, along with air, fire and earth, which make up the universe. Lying at the heart of mythology and religion, it is a sign and a symbol, and it constantly changes form. Water is a natural resource, of course, but for a significant proportion of mankind, it is the rarest asset. Candidates are free to interpret this subject in any of its forms.

Seven prizewinners will be selected and will each receive €20,000 for the acquisition of their works.

The online form for individual registrations is available here; the form for collective applications can be found here

For more information about the contest, please click here

 

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