European Chronicles aims at creating a collaboration between a visual artist and a writer who are invited to propose a collective project engaging with challenges that Europe faces today and envisioning perspectives for its future. The artist and writer duo may be an already established partnership or formed specifically for the call.
The research themes may include but are not limited to:
• Identities and different forms of belonging in contemporary Europe
• Resurgence of nationalisms and redefinition of borders
• New forms of political communities, struggles and solidarities
The selected duo will receive:
• Artist fees of 1,500 euros for each candidate
• A production grant of up to 8000 euros for the collective project
• A workspace and accommodation provided by the Thalie Foundation in Brussels (if necessary)
The final presentation of the project may take the form of a publication or an exhibition at the Thalie Foundation in Brussels, as well as at a partner venue in France.
The candidates are encouraged to develop an itinerant or relocated project; the residency should not necessarily take place in Brussels.
The call is addressed to artists and authors of all nationalities based in Europe, without age restriction. Candidates must speak French and / or English. The literary work may be produced in any European language; translation into French and English will be envisioned for the final exhibition and / or publication.
• Deadline to submit the applications: 15 September 2019
• Announcement of the selected project: Mid November 2019
• Exhibition or publication to be delivered: 2nd half of 2020
Duration of the residency: flexible, with a minimum of 6 weeks, starting January 2020
Julien Amicel, director of Fondation Thalie
Anne Davidian, head of Paris office, Evens Foundation
Diane Dufour, director of LE BAL
Mathias Enard, writer and translator
Nathalie Guiot, president and founder of Fondation Thalie
Nadja Romain, producer, trustee of Women For Women International
Béatrice Salmon, deputy director in charge of visual arts at the French Ministry of Culture
Dirk Snauwaert, director of Wiels