2 November, 2019.





Competition ” CONTEMPORARY TALENTS ” Edition 2019

This competition is by Francois Schneider Fondation aims to support creative artists by acquiring their works and showcasing them which is entirely dedicated to the intersection between art and water.

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This competition has as objectives :

To encourage artists to engage with the theme of water, which has played a part in the history of art since time immemorial. To encourage them to reflect upon, observe, analyse, criticise and make use of water in their creative work, exploring its properties, its symbols, its tools and its issues. To offer the artists a platform to reach all sections of the public.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Visual arts
  • Painting & Drawing
  • Sculpture & installation
  • Photography
  • Video

Required Languages

English or French.

Eligible Countries


Program Period

The announcement will be after the Deadline.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • The competition is open to candidates of any nationality and any age, working in the following disciplines of the plastic and visual arts: painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, photography, video or any other form of plastic or visual art. For installations and sculptures, the artists may submit either existing works or projects. For the other disciplines, only existing works may be presented.
  • Each candidate may only submit one work or one project.

Opportunity Cost


  • A maximum of 7 “Contemporary Talents” prize-winners will be chosen from amongst the candidates, each of whom will receive €20,000 for the acquisition of their work. The endowment also includes:
  • A collective exhibition at the Foundation’s Contemporary Art Centre
  • A bilingual publication presenting the prize-winners’ work
  • The inclusion of the work in the Foundation’s collection
  • A maximum of €160,000 is made available for the completion of the works presented in project form, divided between the different projects according to the artists’ needs and the jury’s decisions.

How to Apply

The Step: 

Applications must be written in French by French-speaking candidates, or in English by other candidates.

These applications  here must include:

  • Your signed registration form – PDF format
  • Your curriculum vitae – PDF format, 2 pages maximum A4
  • Your artistic file presenting your whole artistic career (portfolio text and/or picture) – PDF format, 10 pages maximum A4, 10 Mb maximum
  • A written presentation of the work that you present to the competition – Format PDF, 4 pages maximum A4. This presentation has to contain: the title, the year of realization, a clear text of presentation of the work of 1 page and the technical characteristics: dimensions, size, materials and techniques, conditions required for the exhibition of the work that you present to the competition
  • 1 to 5 pictures of the work that you present to the competition (photo, plan, etc.) – Format JPG, 5 Mb maximum size by pictures
  • A video of the work which you present to the competition – Format MOV/MP4, 500 Mb maximum (this document is compulsory for the candidates presenting a video and secondary for the other medium).

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This Scholarship Published by:
Wiem SOUAI / Tunisia

Reviewed by” Amina Hamed / Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team