Museum Quai Branly (France) > Photography residencies

Simultaneously a museum, a cultural center, and a place for research and teaching, the musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac was born from the political desire to highlight nonEuropean cultures, in the heart of Paris. The museum gathers a collection of 300 000 objects, a considerable collection of graphic art and a collection composed of more than 700 000 ancient and contemporary photographic pieces. The photography collections covers the whole geographic area represented by the museum, as well as the entire historical field of the medium, from 1842 to today. 

In the perspective of supporting non-European contemporary creation in the field of photography, the musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac has launched since 2008 an artistic creation subsidy program. The Photography Residencies program gives every year one or several photographers native from one of the four continents represented in the collection of the musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac, the chance to develop an innovative work, in coherence with their personal aesthetic path.

The Photography Residencies program is exclusively opened to photographers native from one of the four continents represented in the musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac’s collections: Africa, Asia, Americas, Oceania (excluding Europe and USA).There is no age limit for candidacy.

The project proposed by the candidate must develop a specific aspect of his personal artistic research, and must not be confined to the documentary field. It must allow the candidate to work on all or part of a project in the direct continuity of his current artistic production.

The amount of the creation subsidy granted to the laureate includes both the general expenses due to the costs of the project’s execution (travel, accommodation, technical costs ...) and the artistic fees (author’s rights).

The “residency” doesn’t imply of a long-term stay in Paris (unless the artist has chosen to pursue his/her project in France). It consists in an “outdoor” work, that can be achieved anywhere. 

Deadline: 15 March 2019

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