In an effort to stimulate exchanges between France and Canada, the Fonderie Darling, in partnership with the MO.CO. Montpellier Contemporain, the Fondation des Artistes (FNAGP), the Canadian Embassy in Paris and the City of Paris, offers since 2019 a three-part program of Transatlantic Residencies: two 3-month residencies in Montreal are awarded to French artists (or living in France) - either graduates of the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts of Montpellier or artists in mid-career -, while Canadian curators have the opportunity to do a residency in Paris and Montpellier over two months.
Hosted for three months in the former industrial complex of the Fonderie Darling, the two French artists have a live-in studio with unlimited access to our production facilities which are outfitted to work with wood, metal, ceramics and CNC cutting. The recent graduate artist of the ESBA of Montpellier, complete their residency during the summer season, the most active period for the Fonderie Darling’s programming, thanks to the weekly artistic evenings at Place Publique. The mid-career French artist is welcomed from September to Decembre spanning the length of the fall cultural season.
The Fonderie Darling team offers a personalized promotion and networking program in an effort to optimize the visiting artist’s experience of Montreal’s cultural scene through offering a friendly living and working environment. Many events, public and professional meetings, studio visits and cultural excursions are organized according to the interest of the artists throughout their stay.
The third residency of the Transatlantic Residencies program allows Canadian curators to take a critical look at current European art and mediate between different cultures by exploring new territories.
Thanks to the generous support of the City of Paris, the curator resides for a month, in October, in the vibrant cultural landscape of Paris and the abundant activities of the autumn season, during which F.I.A.C., international fair of contemporary art is held.
Following their residency in Paris, the Canadian laureate makes a second stay of one month in Montpellier, within the MOCO Montpellier Contemporain, an innovative multi-site centre who brings together the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Montpellier, La Panacée - centre for contemporary art - and the future Collections Museum (inaugurated in the summer of 2019), which will feature private and public collections from around the world.
Mid-career French artist: Fabienne Audéoud
Recent graduate artist of the ESBA Montpellier: Lancelot Michel
Canadian Curator: Lauren Fournier
* Please consult the calls for applications for more information on the selection conditions.
** NEXT OPEN CALL: FALL 2020