Each year, thankyouforcoming launches a new call of ACROSS for the artists. The 6th season for the year 2021 has already been closed. Please check their website regularly for the annual open calls.
However, thankyouforcoming also launches the Nomadic Curatorial Residence set up by Arts in Residence - National Network since 2016, regularly offers an exhibition curator or art critic to be welcomed in several structures of the network during different stays. This project is to be considered as a residence of meetings and connecting with many actors from the different territories, and of which each structure is the intermediary facilitator. It is a question of meeting and dialogue with the local scene, in the variety of contexts offered by each place.
This year, the call for applications is launched exclusively in the direction of a curator and/or art critic residing in Lebanon. The deadline for the open call is 15 April 2021.
Thankyouforcoming federates and connects national and international art world professionals with the whole set of networks, knowledge, skills and appetites that pervades the French Riviera. Today the region, ripe with a rich history of arts and a world-renown heritage, is being updated and invigorated by the diversity of its contemporary art scene.
Since 2015, with that same idea of supporting research and networking in the visual arts world, thankyouforcoming has been running ACROSS, an innovative art critic/curator short residency program developed out of Nice on the French Riviera. It aims at supporting the emergence and renewal of critical and curatorial practices, through field research and exploration.
This residency provides participants with a customised program and a privileged opportunity to get to know better contemporary art professionals on the French Riviera. ACROSS in turn facilitates the local artists’ international mobility, functionning as a support and development organisation to the benefit of said visual artists.
Engaged within contemporary visual arts field, this project considers art critic as a tool for collective thinking, and mobility in the cultural area as a specific way and medium for professionalization. The program has been created for professional art critics and curators who are specifically involved in a research area related to the emergence and renewal/development of critical and curatorial practices.
ACROSS enables the guests to develop an ongoing research, to nurture an exhibition/writing project and to discover the artistic scene of a given territory. It also guarantees the French Riviera-based contemporary artists an opportunity of high quality highlight, at a national and international level. By creating opportunities for meetings, this program initiates and enables an environment for exchanges and discussions to foster common experiments between people and venues from various disciplinary fields, cities, regions and countries.
ACROSS also helps bring awareness to the general public on professions that are not quite identified, and offers a new access to the contemporary art world.