2023 STUDENT PRIZE: AN EDITION ON PLANTS

2023 STUDENT PRIZE: AN EDITION ON PLANTS

For its fourth edition, the COAL – Culture & Diversity student prize is dedicated to the theme of plants, in partnership with the French Nature Reserves.

Image credits: Barthélémy Toguo, Déluge VI, 2016. Courtesy Galerie

Created in 2019 by the Culture & Diversity Foundation and the COAL association, the COAL – Culture & Diversity Student Prize aims to support, through a residency in partnership with the Nature Reserves of France, students from schools in the artistic and cultural field who experiment and propose concrete and creative solutions to the ecological transition.

Plant! This is the theme of the 2023 edition. Symbiosis between the state and the process, Plante ! thus gathers in one word the noun plant, living and abundant ecosystem, and the imperative of the verb plant, action at the same time disruptive and founding. The COAL – Culture & Diversity 2023 Student Award invites students to deploy their creative forces to create an inventive and resilient plant-based way of thinking that will allow the world of tomorrow to flourish.

The winning artist will receive a grant to support production and a residency in one of France’s 350 nature reserves, as well as support from the site’s educational and scientific teams to implement his/her project.

DISCOVER THE CALL FOR PROJECTS

Open until March 19

CALENDAR

Closing date of the call for projects: March 19, 2023

Announcement of nominated artists: June 2023

Award ceremony: September 2023

JURY 2023

The jury is composed of
Charlotte Meunier
President of the Nature Reserves of France, and
Lucile Deschamps
General Delegate of the Culture & Diversity Foundation, as well as the members of the COAL 2023 Prize jury:


  1. Cathy Bouvard
    Director of Ateliers Médicis
  2. Thomas Delage, Head of the Mobilizing Citizens for Biodiversity Department at the French Office for Biodiversity
  3. Maïté Delmas, Honorary Attaché of the Muséum national d’histoire naturelle, co-chair of the Global Partnership for Plant Conservation
  4. Catherine Dobler, Founder of the LAccolade Foundation
  5. Alexia Fabre, Director of the Beaux-Arts de Paris
  6. Christine Germain-Donnat, Director of the Museum of Hunting and Nature
  7. Olivier Lerude, Ministry of Culture
  8. Michael Marder, Philosopher, IKERBASQUE professor at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) Vitoria-Gasteiz
  9. Alexandra McIntosh, Director of CIAP – Île de Vassivière, a contemporary art center of national interest
  10. Stéphanie Pécourt, Director of the Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles/Paris
  11. Erik SamakhArtist
  12. Irene Varano, Director of Sales at ArtConcept Gallery

 

PARTNERS


The association Réserves naturelles de France (RNF)
runs a national network of more than 700 nature protection professionals, working daily in the territories where there are nearly 350 nature reserves in metropolitan France and overseas. As an ambassador for nature reserves, RNF is the voice of nature, actively mobilizing all of society’s stakeholders, particularly in the field of culture.


The Culture & Diversity Foundation,
a Fimalac corporate foundation created by Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière, aims to promote access to the arts and culture for young people from modest backgrounds. Since its launch in 2006, it has been designing and implementing sustainable programs directly in the field with its cultural, educational and social partners. More than 50,000 young people have already benefited from its actions.

AWARD HOLDERS

The Culture & Diversity Foundation, a Fimalac corporate foundation created by Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière, aims to promote access to the arts and culture for young people from modest backgrounds. Since its launch in 2006, it has been designing and implementing sustainable programs directly in the field with its cultural, educational and social partners. More than 50,000 young people have already benefited from its actions.

The association COAL, created in France in 2008 by professionals of contemporary art, ecology and research, mobilizes artists and cultural actors on societal and environmental issues. Through the COAL Prize, international cooperation actions and nearly a hundred exhibitions and cultural projects in the territory, COAL is the first French actor to promote the emergence of a new culture of ecology.

CONTACT

Sarah FRAPPIER
Culture & Diversity Foundation

sfrappier@fmlcd.org

CONDITIONS

Be a student in a school in the arts and culture field and have completed two years of higher education. Student groups are eligible. The list of schools in the artistic and cultural field is attached.

CALENDAR

Closing date of the call for projects: March 19, 2023

Announcement of nominated artists: June 2023

Award ceremony: September 2023

In 2023, the ceremony will be coupled with a study day devoted to plants, during which exchanges between the finalists and experts will be scheduled, punctuated by artistic proposals.

OPERATION

A committee of professionals meets before the final Jury to select three finalist projects. The COAL – Culture & Diversity Student Prize is awarded by a Jury composed of representatives of the partner organizations as well as personalities evolving in the art and ecology sectors.

The COAL – Culture & Diversity Student Prize Residence accompanies artistic projects in progress and to come. The endowment is not intended to cover the totality of the production costs of the project and must be considered as an aid to its development.

SELECTION CRITERIA

The selection is based on the following criteria: artistic and creative dimension of the project; understanding of the environmental issues and putting them into perspective with the theme; feasibility, anchoring in the natural space, impact and efficiency.

APPLICATION FORM

Applications must be submitted online by March 19, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. at the latest, via this form.
Files must consist of the following documents, assembled in a single PDF file, not to exceed 30 MB, entitled: NAME_First_Name_Student_2023_Project Title:

– a detailed description of the project with regard to the selection criteria;
– a technical note and a budget estimate;
– two visuals illustrating the project, at least ;
– a CV and an artistic file;
– a 2022-2023 school certificate.

DOTATION

The Culture & Diversity Foundation grants the winner a two-month residency in one of France’s 350 nature reserves, along with a production grant of 5,000 euros. The winner will be accompanied throughout his or her residency by the educational and scientific teams of the nature reserve for the implementation of the project. The Fondation Culture & Diversité covers the residency fees. In the event that the winning project is carried by a collective, the conditions of residence will be specifically reviewed.

PARTNER

The association Réserves naturelles de France (RNF) leads a national network of more than 700 nature protection professionals working daily in the territories where nearly 350 nature reserves exist. Their actions are based on three missions: the knowledge of the natural biological and geological heritage, its management and protection, the sensitization and the discovery by the citizens of these spaces of nature, life, meetings and creation. As an ambassador for nature reserves, RNF is the voice of nature, actively mobilizing all of society’s stakeholders, particularly in the cultural field.

JURY 2023

Mohamed Bourouissa, pending confirmation Thomas Delage, Head of the Mobilization of Citizens for Biodiversity Department at the French Office for Biodiversity

Maïté Delmas, Honorary Attaché of the Muséum national d’histoire naturelle, co-chair of the Global Partnership for Plant Conservation

Lucile Deschamps, Deputy General Delegate of the Culture & Diversity Foundation

Catherine Dobler, Founder of the Fondation LAccolade Alexia Fabre, Director of the Beaux-Arts de Paris

Christine Germain-Donnat, Director of the Museum of Hunting and Nature

Michael Marder, Philosopher, IKERBASQUE professor at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) Vitoria-Gasteiz

Alexandra McIntosh, Director of CIAP – Île de Vassivière, a contemporary art center of national interest

Charlotte Meunier, President of the Nature Reserves of France

Stéphanie Pécourt, Director of the Centre Wallonie- Bruxelles/Paris

Irene Varano, Director of Sales at ArtConcept Gallery

AWARD HOLDERS

The Culture & Diversity Foundation, a Fimalac corporate foundation created by Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière, aims to promote access to the arts and culture for young people from modest backgrounds. Since its launch in 2006, it has been designing and implementing sustainable programs directly in the field with its cultural, educational and social partners. More than 50,000 young people have already benefited from its actions.

The association COAL, created in France in 2008 by professionals of contemporary art, ecology and research, mobilizes artists and cultural actors on societal and environmental issues. Through the COAL Prize, international cooperation actions and nearly a hundred exhibitions and cultural projects in the territory, COAL is the first French actor to promote the emergence of a new culture of ecology.

CONTACT

Sarah FRAPPIER
Culture & Diversity Foundation

sfrappier@fmlcd.org


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