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Louis Roederer Discovery Award 2022

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
SEPTEMBER 20 — DECEMBER 4, 2021

With support from the Louis Roederer Foundation
and Polka


The Rencontres d’Arles associates the Louis Roederer Discovery Award with galleries, art centers, artist-run spaces, independent venues and institutions.

Through their pioneering work, these structures are indeed often the first to support emerging artists.

They can propose an exhibition project by an artist they support and whose work has been recently discovered or deserves to be by an international audience.
Accompanied by a curator, 10 projects will be shortlisted and exhibited at the next Rencontres d’Arles.
This year, the curator invited by the Louis Roederer Discovery Award 2022 is Taous R. Dahmani.

During opening week, a jury will bestow the Louis Roederer Discovery Award, which honors an artist and the structure presenting the project with an acquisition worth €15,000 and the public will give the Public Award, which consists of an acquisition worth €5,000.


ABOUT TAOUS R. DAHMANI
Taous Dahmani is a historian of photography, researcher and writer based between London and Marseille. Her work focuses on the politics of images. She is also editor and content advisor for The Eyes magazine and a trustee of the Photo Oxford Festival.


THE LOUIS ROEDERER DISCOVERY AWARD RULES & REGULATIONS


ARTICLE 1 — PURPOSE

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

→ Promotion and dissemination of work by artists using images through 10 exhibitions of 10 selected projects.

→ The award, which is shared by the winning artist and his or her structure, consists of an acquisition of of a selection of his or her works for the amount of €15,000 tax included. The Public Award honors the winning artist and his or her organization through the purchase of a selection of his or her works for the amount of €5,000 tax included.

The Louis Roederer Discovery Award is part of the Rencontres d'Arles exhibition program. An exhibition curator is associated with the Louis Roederer Discovery Prize 2022 and accompany the selection, the exhibition design and the project through to completion. The 10 shortlisted projects will be given an exhibition space of approximately 10 linear meters (or approximately 50 m2). It will be designed after the selection in collaboration with the curator, the scenographer and the Rencontres d'Arles team.


ARTICLE 2 — TERMS OF PARTICIPATION

Each gallery, art center or exhibition space can present a single exhibition project (group and two-person shows are also accepted).
The applicant must:

→ be alive and under 45 years old

→ use photography

→ galleries, art centers, artist-run spaces, public institutions and independent exhibition spaces can participate.

→ 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 — APPLICATION

Applications must be filed online here December 4, 2021

It must include the following:

→ the artist’s biography, including a CV with exhibitions and publications, and a portfolio (pdf)

→ a presentation of the structure (maximum 400 characters, pdf)

→ a text presenting the exhibition project proposed for the Louis Roederer Discovery Award (maximum 1,500 characters, pdf) and visuals of the works exhibited, indicating their number, their dimensions, the medium and how they will be presented (pdf or zipped file; recommendation for photographs: maximum 20 x 30 cm, 72 dpi, jpeg).

Texts must be in French or English, ideally both.


ARTICLE 4 — PRODUCTION & EXHIBITION TERMS OF THE 10 SHORTLISTED PROJECTS

→ The structure covers the costs of:
- producing the works, ready for shipping and hanging. It is understood that the structure will retrieve the works after the exhibition.

→ the Rencontres d’Arles covers the costs of:
- shipping the works (round-trip) from Paris to Arles, and then Arles to Paris
- the nail-to-nail insurance of the works (at their production value)
- the exhibition’s design and construction
- the mounting (and dismantling) of the works according to a hanging plan supplied by the artist
- two nights’ accommodation for the artist and a representative of the structure during opening week in Arles and the artist’s round-trip travel to Arles
- accreditation of the artist and a representative of the organization allowing access to the festival's events
- four all-exhibition passes and two copies of the catalogue.


ARTICLE 5 — AMOUNT OF THE LOUIS ROEDERER DISCOVERY AWARD

A jury bestows the Louis Roederer Discovery Award during opening week.
It is given to an artist and his or her structure among the 10 projects exhibited.
The amount is €15,000 in the form of an acquisition of works by the artist.
The €15,000 are shared between the artist and his/her organization.
The works acquired then become part of the Rencontres d'Arles collection.


ARTICLE 6 — AMOUNT OF THE PUBLIC AWARD

The Public Award is decided by a public vote.
It is given to an artist and his or her structure among the 10 projects exposed.
The amount is €5,000 in the form of an acquisition of works by the artist.
The €5,000 are shared between the artist and his or her structure.
The works acquired then become part of the Rencontres d'Arles collection.


ARTICLE 7 — TIMETABLE

→ September 20, 2021
Opening of online applications

→ December 4, 2021
Online application deadline

→ January 2022
Shortlisted projects announced

→ February 2022
Attribution of an exhibition space

→ May 2022
Reception of works in Paris or Arles

→ June 2022
Mounting of the exhibitions

→ Summer 2022
Exhibition of the 10 Louis Roederer Discovery Award projects

→ July 4-10, 2022
Rencontres d'Arles opening week and presentation of the Louis Roederer Discovery Award

Contact
2022 LOUIS ROEDERER DISCOVERY AWARD

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