Villa Seurat Foundation for Contemporary Art seeks applications from group of young people up to the age of 18 for arts projects based on a social approach (application deadline: 31st May 2024)

The Villa Seurat Foundation for Contemporary Art is seeking applications to promote the visual arts and contemporary dance by financially supporting the realization of projects anchored in a social approach.

The programme is open to visual artists of all mediums and choreographers from any country up to the age of 18. The group of young people with whom the creation will be devised and possibly produced. The maximum age for young people is 18. Applicants can freely choose the group with whom they want to work. For example, it could be a group chosen from an association, a school, etc.

The deadline for receipt of applications is midnight on Friday 31st May 2024.

The Foundation awards prizes and supports the creation of artist projects, exhibitions, publications and residencies, in France and abroad.

Created at the end of 2016 at the behest of Catherine Kessedjian, under the aegis of the Fondation de France, the Fondation Villa Seurat pour l’Art contemporain aims to promote contemporary artistic creation in the fields of visual arts and dance by providing financial support for the realization of socially-engaged projects. The Foundation provides financial support for the realization of artist projects, exhibitions, publications and artist residencies in France and abroad.

The Foundation will endeavour to exhibit the winning projects in 2025, although it cannot make a firm commitment to do so. In the same way, the Foundation may publish a book (paper and/or electronic) documenting the award-winning projects and, generally speaking, ensure communication around the award-winning projects. The works created thanks to the Foundation’s prize remain the property of the artists. The latter undertake to mention the name of the Foundation and the support they have received each time they exhibit or communicate about the work created thanks to the Foundation.

Number of Prizes
  • The Foundation could select five projects for grants.
Eligibility Criteria
  • To visual artists, whatever the medium used.
  • To the choreographers.
  • No nationality or residence conditions are required.
  • Artists previously awarded the Foundation cannot apply.

For more information, please visit The Villa Seurat Foundation for Contemporary Art website.