Each year the Pavillon offers an eight-month residency for around ten young artists and curators who are recruited through an international application. The programme of Le Pavillon will be punctuated with various events and may take very different form; personal research, meetings with various figures from the world of art directly linked to the overall project of the Palais de Tokyo, workshops in different countries, creative production whether collective or individual.
Candidate qualifications: International young artists or art critics, with a Masters degree or equivalent professional experience. Knowledge of English is required, knowledge of French a plus. Open to all artistic disciplines.
Registration fees: Thanks to a partnership with the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts de Clergy, enrolment in the Pavillon includes student social security. Each artist is responsible for covering the costs of the registration fee (approximately 350€) and of enrollment in society security (approximately 200€). These amounts are not determined in advance and are subject to change from year to year.
Visa and travel costs: each artist is responsible for covering the cost of travel as well as the cost of obtaining a visa, if necessary. The Pavillon can provide participants with a certificate of participation.
Study grants: Each of the selected artists will receive a monthly study grant of 1 000€ during the 8-month program.
Living accommodations: Le Pavillon has no student housing of its own.
HOW TO APPLY FOR 2013-2014 SESSION
Candidates are asked, in addition to their portfolio, to make an artistic proposal based on this specific theme:
« In Amerindian, Potlatch means ‘to kill wealth.’ The expression refers to a custom of certain tribes that consists in a type of sumptuous destruction. The heads of rival clans would compete in this gift-giving ritual, which involved relinquishing their most valued items to defy their rivals. In turn, the rival clan leader would have to respond to this obliteration with an even grander gesture of squandering, as proof of his courage and affluence. In stark contract with the accumulation of wealth that characterizes the capitalist system, the potlatch is inscribed in a logic of giving and counter-giving.
Submit a proposal for a work on any medium, an intervention in any space, or an exhibition project, that resembles the potlatch in that it forces the audience to react to an expropriation. »
We ask the candidates to send an application both printed on A4 paper + a PDF version on a digital support (CD, DVD ou USB), with the following items:1/ The filled in application form (Download here)
2/ The specific proposal
3/ A cover letter explaining your interest in this program with:
- A resume (CV)
- A photocopy of your ID or passport
- Two identity pictures
4/ A portfolio including:
- 20 or so reproductions of work (with description of the pieces)
- And/or a CD (maximum 10 minutes), a compilation of video work (maximum 15 minutes mini DV or DVD), website link etc.
We will not accept applications only on digital support; all must be both on paper and PDF.
SCHEDULE FOR 2014/2015 SESSION
Deadline: August 18th, 2013 (as attested by date on postmark)
Pre-selection: consultation of the files by a committee on the 9th/10th/11th of September, 2013
Selection: oral interview with the jury on the 28th and 29th of October, 2013
Participation conditions: the Pavillon won’t be responsible for potential travel expenses.
All documents must be sent to this address:Palais de Tokyo/ Le Pavillon Selection
13, avenue du Président Wilson
75 116 Paris, France
Candidates who wish to have their dossier back at the end of the selection process are requested either to pick it up personally (by appointment) at the Palais de Tokyo before December 15th, or to include a self-addressed stamped envelope corresponding to the format of the dossier.