Call for projects
Cultural Heritage Days 2022

The Context

The Villa Seurat, in the heart of the 14th arrondissement of Paris, is an open-air museum of architecture, built in the 1920s. It has been the place where many artists have lived and worked.

For the past few years, in September, on the occasion of the Cultural Heritage Days, the Chana Orloff museum-workshops have been exhibiting, outside in the villa itself, some of the works of this well known artist. In 2021, other artists who have lived in the villa also exhibited works and the Villa Seurat Foundation for Contemporary Art presented works by two of the 2020 laureates, Juliette Frescaline and Sylvia Goubern and a sculpture by Haude Bernabé.

For the 2022 edition of the Cultural Heritage Days, the Foundation has decided to support the creation of a sculpture or an installation, inspired by the Villa Seurat and/or the artists who lived and worked there, which will be exhibited in situ on September 16, 17 and 18, 2022

Selection criteria

This call for projects is open to artists or groups of artists, sculptors or ceramists, whatever their nationality or age, residing in France or in the European Union.

The prize will be awarded to a work (or a group of works forming an installation), inspired by the Villa Seurat, its architectural wealth and/or the work of artists who have lived and worked there.

The work or installation selected must be able to be exhibited outdoors, be weather resistant and be easily moved/installed. Candidates should be particularly careful about the weight of the work.

It should not exceed 3m x 1.5m and may be presented in one piece or in several parts.

The winner.s will be awarded a prize of 3 000€ remitted during the 2022 Cultural Heritage Days.

The presence of the selected artist.s (or the group) is required for the three days of exhibition of the work September 16, 17 and 18, 2022.

Application

  • A curriculum vitae (1 page)

  • An artist statement on the proposed work, its significance to the theme of the call, indicating its size and weight and whether or not it is in multiple parts (1 page)

  • Sketches of the proposed work or photos of the model (3 pages max.)

  • A portfolio of the artist’s most significant works (4 pages maximum)

  • The artist’s complete contact information and the url of the artist’s personal website (if any).

Applications must be submitted exclusively online at the following address: jp2022@fondationvillaseurat.org

No paper application will be accepted.

Receipt of Applications will not be acknowledged.

Calendar

The above-mentioned file must be sent to the Foundation no later than May 6, 2022 at 11:55 pm.

The result of the jury’s deliberation will be communicated on the Villa Seurat Foundation’s website by the end of June 2022 at the latest.

Unsuccessful candidates will not receive any personal information.

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