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Louis Roederer Discovery Award 2021
call for applications
10/10 — 10/12/2020

With support from the Louis Roederer Foundation
and Polka


We are glad to announce that Sonia Voss will be the curator associated with the Louis Roederer Discovery Award 2021 and will accompany the selection, the scenography and the project from design to hanging.

The Rencontres d’Arles has associated the Louis Roederer Discovery Award with galleries and opened it up to all exhibition venues.

Through their work spotting new talent, galleries, arts centers, artist-run spaces, independent venues and institutions are often the first to support emerging artists.

Now they can propose an exhibition project by an artist they believe in and whose work has been recently discovered or deserves to be by an international audience.

Ten projects will be shortlisted and featured at the next Rencontres d’Arles.
During opening week, a jury will determine the winner of the Louis Roederer Discovery Award, which is bestowed on an artist and the structure supporting the project in the form of an acquisition for the amount of €15,000.  The public will determine the winner of the Public Award, which carries an acquisition for the amount of €5,000.


THE LOUIS ROEDERER DISCOVERY AWARD RULES & REGULATIONS


ARTICLE 1: PURPOSE

The purpose of the Rencontres d’Arles Louis Roederer Discovery Award is to:

> Promote and disseminate work by artists using photography through 10 exhibitions of 10 shortlisted projects.

> Reward the winning artist and the supporting structure by acquiring a selection of his or her works for the amount of €15,000 including tax.

The Public Award is given to the winning artist and the supporting structure through acquiring a selection of his or her works for the amount of €5,000 including tax.

The Louis Roederer Discovery Award is part of the Rencontres d’Arles exhibition program.
Sonia Voss will be the curator associated with the Louis Roederer Discovery Award 2021 and will accompany the selection, the scenography and the project from design to hanging.
The 10 shortlisted projects will be shown in an exhibition space of approximately 20 linear meters (or around 50m2). After the selection, the space’s scenography will be designed in consultation with the exhibition curator, the exhibition designer and the Rencontres d'Arles team.


ARTICLE 2: TERMS OF PARTICIPATION

Each gallery, art center or exhibition space can present an exhibition project by one artist (collectives and duos are also accepted). The applicant must:

> Be under 45 years old

> Use photography

The structures proposing the project can be galleries, arts centers, artist-run spaces, public institutions, independent exhibition venues and non profit galleries.

In the event of selection, the structure and the artist agree not to show the project, in whole or in part, before it is exhibited at the Rencontres d’Arles.


ARTICLE 3: APPLICATIONS

Applications must be filed online here.

It must include the following:

> The artist’s biography and portfolio (maximum 500 keystrokes for the biography-pdf))

> A presentation of the structure (maximum 400 keystrokes-pdf)

> A text presenting the exhibition project proposed for the Louis Roederer Discovery Award (maximum 1,500 keystrokes-pdf) and images of the works exhibited, indicating their number, dimensions, support and manner of presentation (pdf or zipped file). Recommendation for the photographs: maximum 20 x 30 cm, 72 dpi, jpeg). The text must be in French or English, ideally both.


ARTICLE 4: PRODUCTION & EXHIBITION OF THE 10 SHORTLISTED PROJECTS

> The structure pays for:
- The production of the works, ready for shipping and hanging.
It is understood that the venue will recover the works after the exhibition.

> The Rencontres d’Arles pays for:
- Round-trip shipping of the works from Paris to Arles
- Nail-to-nail insurance of the works (at their production value)
- The exhibition’s scenography
- The mounting and dismounting of the works according to a hanging plan provided by the artist
- Two nights’ accommodation for the artist and a representative of the structure during opening week in Arles and the artist's expenses for the round-trip journey to Arles
- Accreditation of the artist and a representative of the structure allowing admission to the festival’s events
- Four all-inclusive passes and two copies of the catalogue.


ARTICLE 5: AMOUNT OF THE LOUIS ROEDERER DISCOVERY AWARD

During opening week, a jury gives the Louis Roederer Discovery Award to an artist and his or her structure chosen from among the 10 projects exhibited.
The amount is €15,000, which is used to acquire works by the artist. The artist and his or her structure share the amount.
The works acquired then join the Rencontres d’Arles collection.


ARTICLE 6: AMOUNT OF THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

The public votes for the winner of the Public Award, which is given to an artist and his or her structure from among the 10 projects exhibited.
The amount is €5,000, which is used to acquire works by the artist. The artist and his or her structure share the amount.
The works acquired then join the Rencontres d’Arles collection.


ARTICLE 7: TIMETABLE

> October 15, 2020
Opening of online applications

> December 10, 2020
Online application deadline

> January 2021
The shortlisted projects are announced on the Rencontres d'Arles website

> February 2021
Attribution of an exhibition space

> Week of May 18, 2021
Reception of works in Paris or Arles

> June 1-6, 2021
Insallation of the exhibitions

> Summer 2021
Exhibition of the 10 Louis Roederer Discovery Award projects

> July 5-11, 2021
Rencontres d'Arles opening week and bestowal of the Louis Roederer Discovery Award.

Contact
LOUIS ROEDERER DISCOVERY AWARD

Caroline Courrioux
prix.decouverte@rencontres-arles.com
+33 (0)4 90 96 76 06