Fondation Fiminco launches an open call for visual artists across all disciplines to undertake a residency in Romainville (Seine-Saint-Denis). This residency will be focused on research and development, as well as production. The residency is aimed at artists residing in France or abroad, without an age limit, who can demonstrate a professional practice, either emerging established.
Fondation Fiminco has invested a former industrial site in Romainville, on the outskirts of Paris and accessible by the metro, to create a place that supports artists from all over the world and open to all audiences. Each year, the Fondation Fiminco hosts an 11 months residency to artists of different nationalities, giving them the opportunity to develop their work and their research. Designed for artists, this project aims to provide space, tools, and support to create a working environment for artists, across disciplinary practices. The aim of the Fondation is not to build and show a collection, but to support artists throughout their creative process, accom- panying their professional and artistic deve- lopment.
The Fondation’s residency building is also a hybrid living space, open to its environment, where artists can meet visitors. Public events are planned, including open visits to the workshops.For artists selected for residency the Fondation provides:
• Return trip to and from the artists’ country of origin, plus public transport subscription for the Ile-de-France region.
• A furnished studio with a bathroom (between 20 and 25 m2). Residents will have communal kitchens and living spaces.
• Production assistance of up to 4000 euros tax included, for the duration of the residency is allocated to artists on proof-of-purchases and with the supervision of the production team.
The Fondation accepts applications from artistic duos or collectives, however accommodation and work conditions are the same as for single artists: only one room and work space will be allocated.
Preselection And Selection
A jury constituted of professionals from the artworld and cultural sector will review applications and shortlist candidates. Shortlisted
artists will be asked for an interview in person, or via videoconference in March 2021.
The application can be written in French or English. It must be submitted in PDF format only, in a single file. The file should be sent by email only to: firstname.lastname@example.org before January 21st, 2021
Please organise your file into a single pdf as follows: MANDATORY DOCUMENTS ———————— (if the application does not contain these documents, it will automatically be excluded):
1/ A CV In which the artist outlines his training and artistic background.
2/ A note of intent, or residency project outline (2 pages maximum) Explaining the research direction that the artist wishes to explore during the 11 months of residency. Candidates can, if they wish, propose a project in relation to the local area and/or the public (for example with institutions, associations, communities and researchers based in the departments of Seine-Saint-Denis or Paris).
3/ A summary of the note of intent (maximum 1,000 characters) A summary of the research direction that the artist wishes to conduct during their residency.
4/ An artistic portfolio (15 pages maximum) Presenting a set of recent works representa- tive of the artist’s practice.
5/ Letter(s) of recommendation (1 to 3 maxi- mum) The letter or letters addressed to the jury are to be written by professionals with whom the artist has collaborated.
Deadline: January 21, 2021.