The Rencontres D’Arles Curatorial Research Fellowship

  • Opens
    4 Oct 2023
  • Deadline
    8 Dec 2023
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    FREE
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Since 2018 the Rencontres d’Arles offers annually a curatorial research grant open to all curators internationally.

Overview

The Rencontres d’Arles curatorial research fellowship is intended for curators wishing to produce an unprecedented exhibition project with a relationship to images/photography. The research and production fellowship is supported by Jean-François Dubos.

Practical Info

The application must be filled online including a biography of the curator(s) and a list of curatorial projects & exhibitions, plus presentations and views of the various projects undertaken by the curator(s). Beyond that, applicants should include a text presenting the proposed exhibition project, the body of works and the artists involved, a provisional research budget and schedule, and a provisional exhibition production budget. The texts must be in French or English, ideally both.

The project chosen will be carried out in two stages: Research and Production (after approval, if the project is included in the Rencontres d’Arles program). The maximum €20,000 grant includes an initial amount of €5,000 in copyright acquired for the winner, and a second amount of €15,000 for producing the project, in case of approval by Les Rencontres d’Arles. 

The curator will have six months of research time at the end of which he/she will propose a note to the artistic direction of the Rencontres d'Arles to validate the feasibility of the project.

About the 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.

Sogol & Joubeen Studio. Between Our Walls series, Tehran, Iran, 1957 | Courtesy of the curators winners of the 2022 edition
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Sogol & Joubeen Studio. Between Our Walls series, Tehran, Iran, 1957 | Courtesy of the curators winners of the 2022 edition

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Jim Jarmusch from the exhibition Scrapbooks - Inside the Imagination of Filmmakers. Curator: Matthieu Orléan | Winner project of the 2021 edition

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Jansen Van Staden from the exhibition If a Tree falls in a Forest. Curators: Untitled Duo (Soukaina Aboulaoula & Yvon Langué) | Winner of The Rencontres D’Arles and Institut Français Curatorial Research Fellowship-Africa Projects