Pytheas Research Institute, Calanques National Park & Camargo Foundation > Art and science residency (France)

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The Pytheas Research Institute, the Calanques National Park, and the Camargo Foundation invite artists to submit applications for an art & science residency, in order to think, create and work on the human/nature relationship.

Accompanied by researchers, officers and users of the park, selectionned artists will be invited to re-invent links to the nature for inhabitants of a metropole in the perfect context of the Calanques National Park.

During one month, from January 10th to February 14th 2018, 8 international artists or collectives, regardless of discipline, will be invited at the Camargo Foundation to work and re invent the Human-Nature link, in relation with researchers from Pythéas and in the particular context of the Calanques National Park.

Artists will apply with a project or a research project linked to the questions raised by Gilles Clément and the territory’s specificities of the Park as mentioned above. In advance of the residency, a work of interaction with researchers from Pythéas and people from the Park will be organized, depending on the proposals of each selected artist, and tailored meetings will be offered to every artist during the period of residency.

Chosen artists will also participate in different activities of sharing knowledge and skills:
- a meeting / workshop with kids from secondary or primary level
- a master class for students from Art or Architecture Schools
- A public presentation at the end of the residency
A showing of this residency outcomes is expected for Spring 2018, in partnership with the FRAC, Regional Fund for Contempory Art of Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur.

Applicants must be artists actively working in the mentioned disciplines. Applications from artists who already worked in the past on artworks broaching the theme of Human- Nature link will be given priority.

Priority will also be given to artists from or who have worked before in cities where there is a periurban national park, notably: Rio de Janeiro (Brasil), Cape Town (South Africa), Nairobi (Kenya), Taipei (Taiwan), Tokyo (Japan), Sydney (Australia).

Collectives of maximum two people are eligible. Projects bringing experience of different periurban
national parks are encouraged, in particular with the participation of artists who have worked in relation with the Calanques National Park.

An overall one-time stipend of 2 000 EUR will be granted to each selected project to cover expenditure associated with the residency (including food and daily expenses). Funding for basic transportation to and from Cassis is available. In the case of air travel, basic coach class booked far in advance is covered.

Deadline: 22 June 2017

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