Open Call by The Fondation Villa Seurat: The Future of Planet Earth

Deadline: May 31st

Image: Juliette Frescaline, Nos courtes et vaines mémoires, métal, 2021

The Fondation Villa Seurat pour l’Art Contemporain, which aims to promote contemporary art in visual arts and dance, has issued an open call titled "The Future of Planet Earth." The Fondation offers financial support for artist projects, exhibitions, publications, and artist residencies both in France and abroad.

The open call is targeted towards visual artists and choreographers, with no specific nationality or residence requirements. However, previous winners of a prize from the Foundation are ineligible to apply. The projects must be conceived with a group of young people, aged up to 18 years. Applicants can freely choose the group with whom they want to work. For example, it could be a group chosen from an association, a school, etc.

The Foundation offers financial support for the selected projects, paid in installments. The first installment will be paid when the work on the project begins, the second after a progress report has been submitted, and the final installment after the work has been handed in.

The application process involves the submission of a cover page, Curriculum Vitae, a text describing the project and the group of young people involved, a brief portfolio of the applicant's work, and a budget. All documents must be combined into a single PDF file and sent via email to AP2024@fondationvillaseurat.org.

The deadline for applications is midnight on May 31st, 2024. An independent jury will select the projects in June 2024, and the winners will be announced by June 30th, 2024. The Foundation could select up to five projects for grants. Lastly, the Foundation will attempt to exhibit the prize-winning projects in 2025 and may publish a book documenting the projects. The work created with the Foundation’s prize remains the property of the artists, but they are required to mention the Foundation's support in their communications. Learn more on the Foundation's website