Saturday, October 13, 2012

François Schneider Foundation “Contemporary Talents” Competition

Deadline: December 15, 2012 (ONLINE)

“Contemporary Talents” Competition

François Schneider Foundation

Presentation of the theme: WATER

Water, essential to all life and to the development of mankind, is a multifaceted and yet singular element. It is symbolically one of the natural elements, with air, fire and earth, which make up the universe. It is at heart of mythology and religion. It is a sign and a symbol, and constantly changes form. Water is a natural resource, of course, but for a large part of mankind, it is the rarest asset.

Competition Rules
This competition is open to candidates of all nationalities, all ages, and in the following six disciplines of the plastic arts: painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, photography and video.

In the installation and sculpture categories, the artists have the possibility of submitting either existing works or projects. For the four other disciplines, only existing works may be presented. Each year, the François Schneider Foundation devotes to the “Contemporary Talents” competition a maximum budget of €300,000, which is divided into two parts: 150,000 € for the acquisition of seven works and another 150,000 € for the realisation of the works presented in project form - will reward
the seven artists’ projects, including the “Water Talent” award.

Organisation of the Competition
Artists are invited to submit their offerings on the water theme, realistic or utopian, figurative or abstract, whilst offering a singular and sensitive viewpoint on this theme.

All the proposals will be examined by several committees of experts - four pre-selection committees (each comprising two professionals qualified in their field: photo, video, painting/drawing, sculpture/installation) - who will examine the work of the 40 finalists.

The choice of finalists will be submitted to an International Grand Jury comprised of well-known personalities from the world of art who will select the seven winners.

Registration: until 15 December 2012

Online submission of candidatures: until 5 pm on 31 December 2012

You must register and submit your candidature online.

Website contains further information:

François SchneiderFoundation
27 rue de la Première Armée
68700 Wattwiller
T. + 33 3 89 82 10 10
F. + 33 3 89 76 75 49