6 Oct 2017

Competitions Contemporary Talents 2017

Fondation Francois SchneiderWattwiller, Grand Est, France

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Opportunity Description

International Deadline: November 1, 2017 – For its 7th edition, the François Schneider Foundation in Wattwiller (Alsace, France) launches the “Contemporary Talents 2017” Competition in order to discover, accompany and reveal new talents and to support the contemporary creation on the theme of water.

The competition chooses each year 7 laureates among a thousand of candidatures and it is open to candidates of all nationalities, all ages, and in all  disciplines of the plastic and visual arts: painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, photography, video or any other form of plastic or visual art. In the installation and sculpture  disciplines, the artists have the possibility of submitting either existing works or projects. For the other disciplines, only existing works  may be presented.

Each  candidate may only submit one work or one project on the water theme, realistic or utopian, figurative or abstract, whilst offering a singular and sensitive viewpoint on this theme.

The support made available for the laureates is important:

• An endowment of 20 000 euros per laureate
• A collective exhibition at the Contemporary Art Center
• A bilingual publication presenting the works of the prize-winners
• The entry of the work in the Foundations collection

The call for applications is open from July 1st at 10:00 to November 1st 2017 at 23:59 (local time)




  • July 1st at 10:00 – November 1st 2017  at 23:59 (local time): Call for applications
  • December 2017 – February 2018:  The committees of experts will meet to choose about forty finalists
  • March 2018: Announcement of the finalists in the press, on our website and our social networks
  • April 2018:  The works and projects selected will be presented to the International Panel of Judges who will choose at most 7 prize-winners
  • May 2018: Announcement of the price -winners at the Contemporary Art Center in Wattwiller

The François Schneider Foundation, created in December 2000, initially housed by the Fondation de France, was recognised as a public interest body by a Decree signed by the Prime Minister on 10 August 2005. Since then it has been independently developing the project originally initiated by its founder: to contribute to fostering the emergence of talents which could not assert themselves without assistance or support.

François Schneider Foundation
27 rue de la Première Armée
Wattwiller, Alsace, France 68700
t: +33 3 89 82 10 10

Opp Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opp Types: Competitions. Opp Tags: $0 Entry/Application Fee, Deadlines 11 Nov thru Dec, and Open to Artists Worldwide. Income: *No Application Fee, Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition – Group, and Publication.

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