BMW Residency
call for applications

BMW Group France is calling for applications for the BMW Residency dedicated to Photography, at GOBELINS, the School of Visual Arts Paris.

- The BMW Residency: a carte blanche, dedicated to photographic innovation and transmission, offered to emerging contemporary talents.
- Reception of applications until April 4, 2018.
- Nomination of the laureate by the jury in June 2018.

After 6 years of partnership with the Nicéphore Nièpce Museum, and as the BMW Group just celebrated his 100 years, BMW Group France confirms the new direction of the 2018 Residency through its partnership with GOBELINS, the School of Visual Arts in Paris, for the second consecutive year.

For this new edition, BMW, which has always fostered a pioneering spirit, is more than ever putting the emphasis on experimentation. This is why GOBELINS was a natural choice for BMW; the two companies sharing the same values of excellence and innovation.

The innovative pedagogy and experiments of the school, the transmission between experts, laureates and students perfectly reflect the philosophy expressed by BMW for the years to come. BMW defends the values of aesthetics and technological innovation. The car brand has chosen to accompany photography as an original and specific medium, a founding invention of modernity as well as the automobile. BMW expresses its support for photography around an unprecedented and ambitious cultural partnership initiated in 2011. Unprecedented, because it tends to propose new keys of understanding the interaction between art and technology and their impact on man and society. Ambitious, because it favors artistic and technological experimentations and innovations.

The call for applications for the next BMW Residency is available on BMW and GOBELINS websites.

The projects presented by the applicants for the BMW Residency will have to focus on innovation and experimentation to offer a fresh vision of our world in motion, by all means: technical, narrative, documentary, humorous...

Posted on 17.01.2018
  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture