Fondation Fiminco has invested in a former industrial site in Romainville, on the outskirts of Paris and accessible by the metro, to create a place that supports artists from all over the world and is open to all audiences. Designed for artists, this project aims to provide space, tools, and support to create a working environment for artists, across disciplinary practices. This new cultural district brings all the ingredients necessary for a new ecosystem of contemporary creation intended for artists: an artist residency, exhibition spaces, galleries, and soon live performance structures, craftsmen, associations and a concert hall.2
The primary objective of the residency is to provide artists with a privileged environment for research and production. The artists will be accompanied by the Fondation’s team throughout their residency. They will benefit from an environment that facilitates collaboration with other residents and with external organisations.
Artists will have artistic and technical support according to their needs and the requirements of the project that they wish to develop: technical assistance with production, administrative support, and assistance with communication and networking. French as a foreign language courses will be offered to international artists to facilitate their integration and help with daily exchanges required during the residency.
The Fondation Fiminco residency is a place for professional development that helps artists gain visibility on the French art scene and establish a network. The Fondation organises meetings with professionals from the art world, curators, collectors, gallery owners, museum associations, journalists and art critics, notably during open studios. Open doors are also organized, allowing the public to discover the studios of the artists-in-residence. A presentation of the artists’ work is envisioned inside the Fondation’s exhibition spaces.
A dedicated workspace (approximately 30 m2) in the equipped collective studios. The collective studios shared by several artists are equipped with furniture and storage.
Individual furnished accommodation (20–25 m2) with a private bathroom and internet connection. Residents have access to shared kitchens and living areas.
Fully equipped studios are available to each artist. Residents can benefit from the support of professional workshop managers to learn and develop new artistic and technical practices.
- Engraving workshop: Large press 150 cm by 300 cm, large format digital printer, small working press
- Silk-screen printing workshop: 1524 × 1016 mm printing table, insolator, heat-sealing press
- Ceramics workshop: Three kilns, one with a capacity of 800 L, 3D ceramic printer
- Construction workshop: CNC, band saw, mitre saw, drill press
- 3D printing / cutting workshop: Three 3D FDM plastic printers, 2 SLA resin printers, laser cutting
- Photo and video workshop: Avid post-production room, DaVinci with Adobe suite and Premiere