Pépinières Européennes de creation support the ADN association – Usine Utopik in an open call for projects to select artists to participate in the 6th edition of the Festival des bords de Vire which will take place in June 2022.
To develop the culture in Normandy territory, Usine Utopik organised in 2012, the first edition of Festival des Bords de Vire. This event allows the creation of ephemeral artworks, realised ‘in situ’ and scattered over the green footpaths of the Vire’s banks. Since 2018, the chosen artists have been invited to produce sustainable artworks in order to propose an artistic journey to the many walkers on the path, and, in the long term, to widen the Parc Naturel Régional des Marais du Cotentin.
The 6th edition of Festival des Bords de Vire will be inaugurated on 18 June 2022 and the organisers are calling for artists and collectives to submit proposals for in situ creation. The creation itself will take place 1-17 June 2022 ahead of the opening, with guided tours and activities then running from 19 – 30 September 2022.
- The grant is 2500€ TTC and will be given to the artists or collective selected.
- The cost of production of the artworks created in 2022 will be taken in charge by the ADN association. The budget is 4000€ for the totality of the artworks (global budget includes granite, wood and corten steel.)
- Catering and accommodation for the artist in the territory during the creation time and the day of the opening.
- For those who work the stone, the organisers can provide a blue granite bloc of Vire de Saint Michel de Montjoie (maximum 3T) and lifting gear to manipulate it.