The Nantes Institute for Advanced Study is establishing a new fellowship in Arts, Societies and Contemporary Mutations. In this context, the IEA in collaboration with local partners, Lieu Unique, the Nantes Saint-Nazaire School of Fine Arts, and Nantes Métropole, is offering an international artistic and research residency to artists from the global south. This residency is supported by Nantes Métropole – Culture Department and will run for 6 months from January to June 2023.
The chair supports the development of research in art that dialogues with the humanities and social sciences in order to question the contemporary mutations of our societies. By considering artistic practices in terms of research, the residency participates in the emergence of new research territories (practices and forms, working methods, production regimes, etc.) exploring, through the crossing of disciplines, societal and environmental changes. It engages methodological questions and reflections on the nature of the knowledge incorporated, produced, and transmitted by these practices.
This residency is open to professional artists living and working in the Global South. More precisely, the fellowship targets artists from the following regions: Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Oceania, South and Central America. Applicants are expected to have at least five years of professional experience at the time of the start of their residency, which should be supported through their active participation in public life, the dissemination of their work in an appropriate format such as (exhibitions, publications, performances, etc.).
The selected fellow will be hosted at the Nantes IAS, a space of intellectual exchange between residents from various disciplinary and geographical backgrounds. The IAS will provide accommodation, a working space (office), and access to library services. The IAS also provides an atmosphere where regular group meetings and activities with the residents are organised. In such a context, the visiting artist is required to present her/his work in the weekly seminar organised by the IAS and to participate in the weekly seminars and other activities organised by the IAS.
The artist will receive a remuneration and benefits package that includes:
- A monthly stipend that includes time spent in the workshops with the students (2000 € per month).
- Free accommodation.
- Free use of office space and access to library services.
- Insurance (75€ per month).
- Production costs (up to €2000).
- Visa and return ticket from the domicile.