This competition is open to candidates of all nationalities, all ages, and in the following six disciplines
of the plastic arts: painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, photography and video. In the installation
and sculpture categories, the artists have the possibility of submitting either existing works or projects.
For the four other disciplines, only existing works may be presented.
Each year, the François Schneider Foundation devotes to the “Contemporary Talents” competition
a maximum budget of €300,000, which is divided into two parts:
€150,000 for the acquisition of seven works The candidates
chosen will be:
- firstly the prize-winners in the “Contemporary Talents”, one per discipline, therefore a total of six artists who will each receive 20,000 Euros for the acquisition of their work,
- and secondly a work in one of the 6 disciplines, considered by the International Panel of Judges as the most promising, will be awarded the title “Talent d’Eau” (Water Talent). The artist will receive 30,000 Euros for the acquisition of his or her work.
€150,000 for the realisation of the works presented in project form.
For the artists who submit their work (installation or sculpture) in project form, the candidatures must
include an estimation of the budget required to realise the work (including the cost of transporting
and installing the work). These costs will be covered by the Foundation up to the limit of the total
budget of €150,000.
The “Contemporary Talents” competition will give rise to a collective exhibition at the Centre d’Art, and
a bilingual publication presenting the works of the prize-winners and finalists. Each candidate may only
submit one work or one project.