Fondation Fiminco Artist Residency

The Fondation Fiminco has rehabilitated a former industrial site in Romainville to turn it into a space that acts as a resource for international artists and curators.
This unique place currently houses the Fondation Fiminco’s international artists residency, exhibition spaces and seven contemporary art galleries – Air de Paris, Galerie Sator, Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, In Situ– Fabienne Leclerc, 22,48m² Galerie, Galerie D and Quai 36 – the audiovisual production company Gingerlemon, the Laurel Parker Book gallery, bookshop, design and production workshop, the art and design school Parsons Paris, an Après Midi Lab printing lab and the reserves of the Frac Île-de-France. The site also hosts the dance studio of the Compagnie Blanca Li.
Inaugurated in October 2019, the site is spread over 11,000 square meters with five separate buildings, including a 14-metre-high boiler room turned into an exhibition space. The cultural district will take on a new dimension as it expands in the coming months. The 35,000 m² extension, currently under renovation and construction, will welcome a several new cultural partners, combining the visual arts with live performance. A 600-seat auditorium will become one of the symbols of this district.
Artists, musicians, dancers, actors, students, and residents will come together there, in a creative energy constantly drawing from the multiplicity of disciplines, the search for excellence, and the desire to pass on knowledge and expertise.
Each year, the Fondation Fiminco hosts an 11-month residency for artists of all nationalities to allow them to develop their work and research.
Designed above all for artists, this place provides them with spaces, tools, and professional support to create a working environment that encourages exchange between different artforms and the expansion of their practice. With production workshops for construction, ceramics, 3D printing, engraving, silk screen, photography, video, and graphics, the Fondation Fiminco residency is a genuine hub of contemporary creation.
The aim of the Fondation is not to build up and display a collection, but to support the residents throughout their creative process, accompanying their professional and artistic development.

WHO CAN APPLY ?
The Fondation Fiminco is launching an open call for visual artists of all disciplines for an 11-month research, creation and production residency based in Romainville (Seine-Saint-Denis) within greater Paris.
The residency program is open to artists living in France and abroad, with no age limit, who can demonstrate a career in the making or already established.
The Fondation Fiminco accepts applications from duos and collectives, however, the conditions of accommodation and work are the same as for individual artists

SELECTION PROCESS

  1. Complete and comprehensible applications are pre-selected.
  2. The pre-selected artists receive an application form to be returned before the selection interviews.
  3. A jury composed of arts and culture professionals selects the candidates on the basis of their
    applications. They will then be asked to attend an interview by videoconference.

SCHEDULE
15 April 2024 at midnight
Deadline for submitting applications
May 2024
Pre-selection of candidates
June 2024
Jury convenes and announcement of winning
candidates
September 2024
Residency begins

KEY DATA
12 artists
Laureats in residency at the Fondation Fiminco
11 months
Duration of the residence in Romainville From
September 2024 to July 2025
Technical workshops
Ceramic, Engraving, Photo & Video Construction, 3D printing, Silk-screening, Group workshops
Exhibition and end-of-residency publication

ACCOMMODATION
Resident artists will have a furnished studio with a private bathroom, a shared kitchen, and common living areas.

WORKSHOPS
The artists will have a workspace in spacious collective studios and access to well-equipped technical workshops
(engraving, silk-screening, ceramics, 3D printing, construction, photo and video).

PRODUCTION SUPPORT
A production grant of up to 5,000 euros (including tax) for the entire duration of the residency is allocated to the artists
upon presentation of supporting documentation and with \the supervision of the production team.

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT
The Fondation Fiminco supports the artists in their administrative procedures such as visa applications and, if necessary, can guide them in their search for additional grants.

PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT
The residents receive professional support according to their needs and in line with the project they wish to develop: technical assistance for production, distribution, and communication (individual videos presenting the artists and their work).

ARTISTIC PARTICIPATION
The artists can be involved, if they wish to, in the programming and mediation activities of the Fondation Fiminco throughout their residency with paid interventions. The residency will end with a group exhibition.

TRANSPORT
The Fondation Fiminco will pay for a round trip to and from the artist’s country of origin (refund). The Fondation Fiminco will not buy the tickets directly. The resident is responsible for this purchase. Funding is subject to a cap based on residency and
reimbursement must be accompanied by proof of purchase in their name (train ticket, plane ticket, fuel costs, tolls, etc.).
300 € round trip: Europe
800 € round trip: Outside Europe
The Fondation Fiminco also covers the cost of an annual pass for public transport in the Ile-de France region.

LANGUAGE COURSES
French language courses are available to international artists to facilitate their integration and exchanges.

Website link: https://www.fondationfiminco.com/en/callforapplication/

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