2024 Discovery Award Louis Roederer Foundation
Opens15 Sep 2023
Deadline6 Nov 2023
- Topics Awards, Festivals
The Rencontres D’Arles announces the launch of the 2024 Discovery Award to showcase emerging art and artists.
Since 2021, the Rencontres d'Arles Discovery Award has integrated organisations that foster emerging artists—community spaces, independent exhibition sites, artist-run spaces, hybrid exhibition spaces, galleries, institutions, foundations—that clear the ground for, identify, and support artists.
These organisations, important actors in supporting photography and artists, thus become mediators and discoverers, introducing to the Discovery Award artists whose work they have identified and followed. They are invited to propose an exhibition project by an artist they support whose work has recently been discovered or deserves to be seen by an international audience.
Projects selected for exhibition in the 2024 edition of the Rencontres d'Arles, in the Discovery Award exhibition, will be accompanied by the festival team and the exhibition curator invited by the Rencontres d'Arles, Audrey Illouz.
During opening week, a jury selected by the festival will determine the jury award, which rewards an artist and the artist's supporting organization by an acquisition of artworks in the amount of €15,000; festival visitors will determine the public award, which rewards an artist and the artist's supporting organization by an acquisition of artworks in the amount of €5,000.
Applications must propose a photographic exhibition project by one artist whose work has recently been discovered. Projects should be submitted by an organization only (artists may not apply directly). Organizations that may participate are: galleries, art centers, community spaces, public institutions, and independent exhibition spaces. It must consist of a short biography, a CV and a portfolio of the artist, their portfolio; a presentation of the organization and the exhibition project, including images, info of the works and estimated production budget for the exhibition.
About Rencontres d'Arles
Every summer since 1970, over the course of more than forty exhibitions at various of the city's heritage sites, the Rencontres d'Arles has been a major influence in disseminating the best of world photography and playing the role of a springboard for photographic and contemporary creative talents.