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Call for applications: Etant donnés 2023 grants

Application deadline: February 28, 2023

Etant donnés grants are funded by Villa Albertine and the FACE foundation for American museums and nonprofit groups displaying artists from the French scene.

Etant donnés Contemporary Art grants are designed in two complementary directions: 

-Grants of up to 30,000 USD for artistic initiatives for American museums and nonprofit institutions to develop exhibits, installations, research studies, or production projects including French artists or artists based in France. This program’s primary goal is to showcase visual artists whose works are rarely, if ever, shown in the United States.

-Curatorial fellowships to aid American curators, whether independent or linked with institutions, who seek to conduct study on the French art scene in France. FACE Foundation will collaborate with Independent Curators International (ICI) to give curatorial fellowships to US-based curators for the first time in 2023.

Etant donnés Contemporary Art is a program run by Villa Albertine and the FACE Foundation that aims to encourage, promote, and support the creation of visual arts through cultural institutions and creative exchanges.

Etant donnés Contemporary Art Program has been exposing French and French-based visual artists to the United States for nearly 30 years. It also aspires to develop links between France and the United States in the sphere of contemporary art by encouraging active engagement and long-term collaboration between French and American visual artists, collectives, curators, and cultural organizations. The program encourages the discovery of new talents while simultaneously maintaining interest in renowned artists, with a strong emphasis on co-productions and new commissions. Furthermore, it has aided in the formation of a network of curators from France and the United States centered on new techniques. Etant donnés has built an international reputation by granting over 3.3 million USD to sponsor over 350 initiatives since its beginning.

Etant Donnés is a program of Villa Albertine and FACE Foundation, in partnership with the Embassy of France in the United States, with the support of the Ministry of Culture, the Institut français, the Ford Foundation, the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, CHANEL and ADAGP.