The François Schneider Foundation invites artists to participate in the Contemporary Talents competition, the theme of which is Water.
Through the “Contemporary Talents” competition he established in 2011, François Schneider provides support to artists by acquiring their works and presenting them at the Foundation’s Contemporary Art Centre via an exhibition and the publication of a catalogue.
To encourage artists to engage with the theme of water, which has played a part in the history of art since time immemorial.
To encourage them to reflect upon, observe, analyse, criticise and make use of water in their creative work, exploring its properties, its symbols, its tools and its issues.
To offer the artists a platform to reach all sections of the public.
To encourage dialogue and networking with the cultural community.
To develop the public’s awareness of contemporary art, particularly
young people, and enable them, through the water theme, to experience and more easily perceive its diversity of perspectives.
The competition is open to artists presenting a work in one of the following disciplines:
painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, photography, video or any other domain of the plastic and visual arts.
For installations and sculptures, artists may present either an existing work or a project.
For other disciplines, only an existing work may be presented.
There is no entry fee to participate!
The competition is free to enter
Deadline : 2 November 2019
Who may enter ?
The competition is open to artists from al over the world.
The annual budget amounts to 300,000 euros. Each prize-winner receives 20,000 euros for the acquisition of their work. A sum of 160,000 euros is also set aside for the creation of works submitted in project form, as support for their production.
The “Contemporary Talents” competition leads to a collective exhibition at the Foundation’s Contemporary Art Centre and a bilingual publication presenting the work of the prize-winners.