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- A carte blanche for photographic innovation and transmission offered to contemporary talent
- Applications accepted until March 29th, 2019
- The jury will select the winner in June
Every year since 2011, #bmw Art & Culture has given an artist the opportunity to produce a photography project in a three-month residency. The project is undertaken at the GOBELINS School of Visual Arts, which has been involved in the Residency for the past two years, following a six-year partnership with the Nicéphore Niépce Museum. The #bmw Residency results in the production of works created with the support of the artistic director, #francoischeval and GOBELINS staff. A selection of works produced during the Residency will be exhibited at two major photography events for which #bmw is a partner – the 2020 Rencontres d’Arles* (between the opening week in July and the end of August) and 2020 Paris Photo fair*. Works produced during the #bmw Residency will be presented in a book included published by éditions Trocadéro, in the #bmw Art & Culture collection. The #bmw Residency will take place between September and December 2019.
Projects submitted by applicants for the #bmw Residency must be meaningful with a focus on innovation and experimentation offering a fresh vision of our world in motion using technical, narrative, documentary, and comic techniques as required, and drawing on GOBELINS resources and François Cheval’s expertise. Projects must be original and exclusive to the #bmw Residency and must not have been presented, even partially, at the time of application. Moreover, they must not be exhibited prior to the 2020 Rencontres d’Arles* or Paris Photo fair*.
The call for applications for the next residency will be available on the #bmw and GOBELINS websites from December 13th, 2018:
BMW offers the winner of the Residency a 8000 € grant, access to support from an artistic director and professionals with expertise in the fields of image, publishing and scenography, two dedicated exhibitions at the Rencontres d’Arles* and Paris Photo fair*, publication of a book sold in bookshops, and support with PR.
The artist is chosen by a selection committee based on his/her application submitted in response to the call for applications.
The selection committee includes key figures from the world of photography. A selection of works chosen jointly by the artist and the artistic director of the #bmw Residency is produced in three batches:
- the first exhibition set is given to the artist
- the second batch is a selection of works given to #bmw for its #corporate collection
- the third batch, consisting of the image chosen for publicizing the winner's project, is given to GOBELINS
Applications should include a biography, a file presenting the artist's general approach, sets of completed works as well as a note of intent on the planned artistic project. Ten photographers will be preselected. They will be asked to ensure that they are available for half a day for an interview with the jury and to present photographic prints and past work. Candidates must submit their applications digitally on Picter.com though the link: https://contests.picter.io/bmw-residency-2019 by 11.59 pm CET on March 29th, 2019.
This call for applications can be downloaded from the following websites:
BMW Group France: https://www.bmw.fr/candidatures-residencebmw-2019
GOBELINS School of Visual Arts: https://www.gobelins.fr/residencebmw2019
The jury will meet in May to announce the winner.
Shooting should be completed by the end of December and the deadline for production is March 1st, 2020.
Further information in the press release to download
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