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BMW Art & Culture announces the launch of its ninth call for applications for the BMW Residency at the GOBELINS School of Visual Arts.

BMW Art & Culture announces the launch of its ninth call for applications for the BMW Residency at the GOBELINS School of Visual Arts.

The BMW Residency: a carte blanche, dedicated to photographic innovation and transmission, offered to emerging contemporary talents.
- Reception of applications until March 29, 2019.
- Nomination of the laureate by the jury in May 2019.

Every year since 2011, BMW Art & Culture has given an artist the opportunity to produce a photography project in a three-month residency.
The project is undertaken at the GOBELINS School of Visual Arts, which has been involved in the Residency for the past two years, following a six-year partnership with the Nicéphore Niépce Museum.
The BMW Residency results in the production of works created with the support of the artistic director, François Cheval and GOBELINS staff. A selection of works produced during the Residency will be exhibited at two major photography events for which BMW is a partner – the 2020 Rencontres d’Arles (between the opening week in July and the end of August 2020) and 2020 Paris Photo fair.
Works produced during the BMW Residency will be presented in a book included in the BMW Art & Culture collection published by éditions Trocadéro.
The BMW Residency will take place between September and December 2019

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Projects submitted by applicants for the BMW Residency must be meaningful with a focus on innovation and experimentation offering a fresh vision of our world in motion using technical, narrative, documentary, and comic techniques as required, and drawing on GOBELINS resources and François Cheval’s expertise.
Projects must be original and exclusive to the BMW Residency and must not have been presented, even partially, at the time of application. Moreover, they must not be exhibited prior to the 2020 Rencontres d’Arles or Paris Photo fair.

BMW offers the winner of the Residency at GOBELINS a grant, access to support from professionals, two dedicated exhibitions at the Rencontres d’Arles and Paris Photo fair, publication of a book sold in bookshops, and support with PR.
The artist is chosen by a selection committee based on his/her application submitted in response to the call for applications. The selection committee chaired by BMW includes key figures from the world of photography.
A selection of works chosen jointly by the artist and the artistic director of the BMW Residency is produced in three batches:
- the first exhibition set is given to the artist
- the second batch is a selection of works given to BMW for its corporate collection
- the third batch, consisting of the image chosen for publicizing the winner's project, is given to GOBELINS

Applications should include a biography, a file presenting the artist's general approach, sets of completed works as well as a note of intent on the planned artistic project.
Ten photographers will be preselected. They will be asked to ensure that they are available for half a day for an interview with the jury and to present photographic prints and past work.
Applications must be sent electronically on Picter.com, with the link:  https://contests.picter.io/bmw-residency-2019 before March 29th, 2019.
The jury will meet in May to announce the winner. Shooting should be completed by the end of December and the deadline for production is March 1st, 2020.

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Published on 14 December 2018

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