Transatlantic Residencies France-Canada



In an effort to stimulate exchanges between France and Canada, the Darling Foundry, in partnership with the MoCo 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 Darling Foundry, 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 his residency during the summer season, the most active period for the Darling Foundry’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 Darling Foundry 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 his/her 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.

The Transatlantic Residency / French Artists includes:

- One return flight ticket and related costs up to 1500 CAD;
- A three-month housing workshop at the Darling Foundry;
- A weekly per diem;
- A production budget to be determined according to the project proposed;
- Unlimited access to production workshops;
- Hospitality, networking and personalized promotion plan included.

The Transatlantic Residency / Canadian Curator includes:

- One return flight ticket and the related costs up to 1500 CAD;
- A live-in studio arrangement at Couvent des Récollets, offered by the City of Paris (October), then at La Panacée (November);
- A per diem of 500 CAD per week;
- Hospitality, networking and personalized promotion plan included.

* Please consult the calls for applications for more information on the selection conditions.

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