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The Rencontres d'Arles Fellowship Call

The Rencontres d'Arles

• Deadline: 8th December, 2023

Category: Curatorial Research

• Prize: €20,000 Grant

• Entry Fees: Free

• REGISTRATION: CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT



The Curatorial Research Fellowship, generously supported by Jean-François Dubos

The €20,000 Curatorial Research Fellowship by Rencontres d'Arles welcomes all exhibition curators to participate.

The selected project will unfold in two key stages:

  • Research

  • Production (contingent upon approval and inclusion in the Rencontres d’Arles program)

The maximum €20,000 grant comprises:

  • An initial €5,000 for copyright, awarded to the winner

  • A subsequent €15,000 for project production, granted upon approval by Les Rencontres d’Arles.

PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES

  1. PURPOSE

The Rencontres d'Arles Curatorial Research Fellowship is designed for curators aspiring to undertake an original image/photography project and is made possible through the support of Jean-François Dubos.

  1. APPLICATION

THE APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE HERE BEFORE DECEMBER 8, 2023 → RENCONTRESARLES.TYPEFORM.COM

The application must include the following:

→ A curator's biography (and co-curators or collective, if applicable) with background, complete contact details, and a list of curatorial projects & exhibitions, including presentations and views (in the case of exhibitions) of various projects undertaken by the curator(s).

→ A text presenting the proposed exhibition project (maximum 5,000 characters), the body of works, and the artists involved in the project (submitting visuals is strongly advised), a provisional research budget (€5,000), a research schedule, and a provisional exhibition production budget (€15,000).

The texts must be in French or English, ideally both.

  1. RESEARCH & PRODUCTION

STAGE 1 — RESEARCH

  • The selected curator for the project will receive a €5,000 grant for expenses and copyright fees throughout the research period.

  • The budget and schedule will be submitted to Rencontres d'Arles for approval.

  • The curator will have six months for research, concluding with the submission of a note to the artistic direction of Rencontres d'Arles to validate the project's feasibility and its format for restitution (Stage 2).

STAGE 2 — PRODUCING & ORGANIZING THE EXHIBITION

After approval by Les Rencontres d'Arles at the end of the 6-month research period, the project will enter the production stage funded by Rencontres d'Arles.

→ The €15,000 budget managed by Rencontres d'Arles includes:

  • Loans of works

  • Shipping works to Arles (round-trip)

  • Production of the works: printing, framing, wallpaper, videos, etc.

  • An invitation to the curator, and possible costs of the artists’ expenses in Arles during opening week (and/or the mounting of the exhibition).

  • Insurance

  • Etc.

→ The curator commits to:

  • Make a selection of the exhibition’s works and determine the presentation and reproduction rights

  • Write a text presenting the selection of photographs

  • Be present at the festival’s opening week and participate in the guided tour of the exhibition.

In addition to these items, Rencontres d’Arles will cover expenses related to scenography, mounting and dismantling of the works, and security.

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