Oct. 12, 2021
The Art Explora Foundation has just launched the call for applications for its residencies at the Cité Internationale des arts de Montmartre. The call is open until November 15th, and the residencies will begin in March 2022. All programs are open to French and international artists and researchers.
Art Explora is a foundation that is passionate about culture and its power to create dialogues and to reinforce social cohesion. Thus, the foundation is committed to bridging cultural gaps in all the projects it undertakes by promoting access to the arts and to culture to as many individuals as possible.
The individuals selected for the residencies are invited to develop a project that questions a contemporary issue. This can include new technologies, the links between art and science, and environmental and social issues.
There are two separate residencies offered. The first residency is a program specifically for solo artists, which lasts for 6 months and takes place bi-annually. The second program is a duo program that allows for collaboration between an artist and a researcher. The latter lasts for 3 months and will have four cycles throughout the year. The current call is for all applicants, no matter the session of residency of interest to them.
All residents are afforded a studio apartment in Montmartre (50m2), a monthly living allowance of €1000, and a production grant of up to €3000, as well as round-trip travel expenses covered by the foundation. Artists stemming from the visual, performing, and digital arts and researchers from the fields of humanities, social sciences, technology, and sustainability are invited to apply. While there is no age limit for applicants, those wishing to apply must be able to showcase a minimum of five years of professional activity.
An esteemed committee will decide on the recipients of the residencies. The committee is composed of leading figures from the world of art and research and representatives of the Cité Internationale des Arts and the Art Explora Foundation, including Diana Campbell Betancourt, Christine Macel, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Simon Njami, among others. They will decide on a total of 20 residents per annum, based on their professional background, the quality of their submitted project, its link with the specified theme, and its potential importance in France for the advancement of the research.
Deadline: Nov. 15, 2021