Prizes up to €160.000 from François Schneider competition for Water Artworks

Date limite : 02 nov. 2019

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Prizes up to €160.000 from François Schneider competition for Water Artworks

François Schneider Foundation launches the eighth edition of its annual "Contemporary Talents" art competition, that aims at encouraging artists to engage with the theme of water,  and make use of it in their creative works, to explore its symbols, its tools, and its issues.

The competition, on the one hand, offers the artists a platform to reach all sections of the public, by showcasing their works at the foundation's art center, and on the other hand strives to develop public awareness of contemporary art, and enable them through the water theme to experience and more easily perceive its diversity of perspectives. Artists are invited to submit art proposals offering a distinctive and sensitive perspective on the theme of water, whether realistic or utopian, figurative or abstract.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. The competition is open to candidates of any nationality and any age, working in the following disciplines of the plastic and visual arts: painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, photography, video or any other form of plastic or visual art. 
  2. For installations and sculptures, the artists may submit either existing works or projects. For the other disciplines, only existing works may be presented.
  3. Each candidate may only submit one work or one project.

Prizes:

Selection of works and projects will be on two steps:

  1. The expert committees: Four Expert Committees will meet, with the mission of identifying around forty submissions out of all the works or projects received to be presented to the International Grand Jury.
  2. The international grand jury: From around these forty finalists, they will choose a maximum of 7 “Contemporary Talents” prize-winners, each of whom will receive €20,000 for the acquisition of their work by the foundation. Also, a maximum of €160,000 is made available for the completion of the works presented in project form, divided between the different projects according to the artists’ needs and the jury’s decisions.
  • Winners will also get:
    1. A collective exhibition at the Foundation’s Contemporary Art Center.
    2. A bilingual publication presenting the prize-winners’ work.
    3. The inclusion of the work in the Foundation’s collection.

Required Documents:

  1. Signed registration form – PDF format, including a detailed budget of the production costs with an estimated quotation.
  2. Curriculum vitae – PDF format, 2 pages maximum A4.
  3. A file presenting applicants whole artistic career (portfolio text and/or picture) – PDF format, 10 pages maximum A4, 10 Mb maximum.
  4. A written presentation of the work presented to the competition – Format PDF, 4 pages maximum A4. This presentation has to contain: the title, the year of realization, a clear text of presentation of the work of 1 page and the technical characteristics: dimensions, size, materials, and techniques, conditions required for the exhibition of the work that you present to the competition
  5. One to Five pictures of the work that is presented to the competition (photo, plan, etc.) – Format JPG, 5 Mb maximum size by pictures.
  6. A video of the work presented to the competition – Format MOV/MP4, 500 Mb maximum (this document is compulsory for the candidates presenting a video and secondary for the other medium).

Applications must be written in French by French-speaking candidates, or in English by other candidates.

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