Individual studio space, an apartment with facilities, and an allowance of 3600 euros over the three month period of residence.
Artists are selected twice a year by a committee composed of members of the association and representatives of the cultural and art scenes.
Candidates interested in the scheme should send a portfolio, indicative of the evolution of their work and interests to Pollen. The portfolio should be accompanied by a CV and a letter of motivation. The compatibility of the two artists chosen for the residencies will be carefully considered. The portfolio can contain examples of works in all media (pictures, videos, audio-recordings, works on paper… ). It is advisable to include any support material presented electronically on CD, also in paper form, in order to avoid possible technical difficulties. A stamped addressed envelop should be included for the return of works after selection.
Since 1991, Pollen has been welcoming young artists of all nationalites, enabling them to realize a specific project or else to pursue personal research. Pollen is neither an art school nor an art centre, but a platform for communication, exchange and experimentation, propitious to the development and fruition of a creative piece of work.
Pollen offers young artists the support required for this to take place. In addition to exposure in the official contemporary art network, artists will also be able to benefit from inter action with the local community of the “bastide” town of Monflanquin, and the wider territory of the Lot-et Garonne. There is also a programm of meetings and discussions with art critics and people in the art-word, as well as craftsmen and the local population, to help develop the ability of artists to communicate their vision and their experiences, and exhibitions to enable them to show their work to the public…
Pollen could be defined as an experimental art centre which allows young artists to investigate, to exchange visions and experience, to experiment with materials and space, and to bring contemporary art to a wider public.
During a residency period (March to Mai or September to November), 2 artists will be chosen to come to Pollen.
The “artists-in-residence in Monflanquin” scheme, provides a “testing ground” and a support system to provide assistance in matters technical and creative. It is an unusual programm, which sees the exhibition and the publication which mark the end of the residence, not as an aim but as a tool for the young artist.
Apartment with facilities.
Individual studio space.
About Pollen: A centre for the visual arts in the Lot-et Garonne, Pollen proposes a programm of public lectures, visits, exhibitions, workshops with th artists-in-residence, as well as educational interventions in local schools.
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