GENERATOR Open Call

GENERATOR Open Call

Initiated by 40mcube and carried out jointly with the European School of Art of Brittany, in partnership with the company Self Signal, GENERATOR is a professional training for young visual artists and a residency for curators.

A committee of professionals composed of an exhibition curator or an art centre director, an artist, a representative of EESAB and 40mcube selects four visual artists each year, who have graduated for at least two years, and gives them the means to fully focus on their artistic practice for a period of seven months. They develop and deepen their research work, produce works, build their professional networks and acquire good practices (administrative, legal, social, etc.). GENERATOR ofers individualized support, a studio, fnancing and privileged meetings with contemporary art professionals in France and abroad.

GENERATOR selects two to four curators each year for a one-month prospecting trip in Brittany. They meet artists and professionals who live there and write one or two texts on the work of the artists in the program. GENERATOR ofers each of them a workspace, funding and privileged meetings with contemporary art professionals in Brittany.

With the collaboration of the art centres La Criée (Rennes) and Passerelle (Brest), Frac Bretagne, the Archives de la critique d’art (Rennes), Documents d’artistes Bretagne, a.c.b. - contemporary art in Bretagne and Cnap - Centre national des arts plastiques, this programme brings together and makes available to young artists and curators the critical and technical skills gathered in Brittany, a dynamic territory composed of numerous contemporary art structures dedicated to the exhibition, collection, research and publishing.

The training period for artists is from November 4, 2019 to May 29, 2020. Allowance and support: 

  • Research allowance: 3000 euros
  • Production costs: 3000 euros (on presentation of invoices)
  • Housing assistance under certain conditions
  • Search for specifc and individualized funds
  • Providing a workshop and an equipped collective production platform

Artists can also beneft from the main workshops of the four sites of the European School of Art of Brittany (Brest-Lorient-Quimper-Rennes): resin, metalworking, woodworking, ceramic, serigraphy, photographic laboratory, video editing bench, etc.

Applicants must send (Deadline June 21, 2019):

  • Portfolio with Curriculum Vitae. Exhibition catalogues can accompany the artistic portfolio. The videos must be visible on the Internet via Vimeo or other means.
  • Project for the development of artistic work
  • Covering letter
  • Signed letter indicating the candidate’s availability for the entire program period, i.e. 7 months.

All documents must be sent to the following address: 40mcube - 48, avenue Sergent Maginot - 35000 Rennes, France. Documents will not be returned to their sender. Email submissions are not accepted.

The residency period for curators is one month - March or April 2020. Allowance and support:

  • Research allowance: 1000 euros All Charges and VAT Included
  • Transport from and to the usual place of residence (by air or train)
  • Providing accommodation
  • Providing a workspace with Internet connection

Applicants must send (Deadline June 21, 2019):

  • Presentation of the research. Catalogs and other texts may accompany the file
  • Covering letter
  • Signed letter specifying the availability of the candidate for both periods (March and April 2020)

All documents must be sent to the following address : 40mcube - 48, avenue Sergent Maginot - 35000 Rennes, France. Documents will not be returned to their sender. Email submissions are not accepted. 

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