Call for applications – Maison Populaire Art Center

Call for applications – Maison Populaire Art Center

The Maison Populaire Art Center is located in the heart of the city of Montreuil. Designed as a laboratory, it is a place of research and experimentation. Since 1995, it has hosted contemporary art exhibitions, the programming of which is entrusted each year to a curator in residence to develop a personal working hypothesis.

The programming of the place has already been entrusted to some of the most active curators of the current scene, such as Claire Le Restif, Jean-Charles Massera, Estelle Pagès, Yves Brochard, François Piron, Emilie Renard, Aurélie Voltz, Christophe Gallois, the collective Le Bureau/, Florence Ostende, Raphaële Jeune, Anna Colin, Anne-Lou Vicente, Raphaël Brunel, Antoine Marchand.

The Art Center is a member of the TRAM network, which currently includes 31 art venues in the Ile-de-France region. Each year, it reinforces its mediation actions to promote access to a demanding culture for all. He is also a member of the Association des Galeries d’Art Parisiennes.

Commissioner’s profile
The call for projects is open to young professional curators under 45 years of age, living in France, whose main activity is curating and who have at least a first curatorial experience.
The commissioner will receive 9,000 euros in royalties for his entire mission.

Mission of the Commissioner
According to a convention and predefined schedule, he (she) will be responsible for:

  • To ensure the realization of three exhibitions over a 9-month period in 2014: January to June 2014 and October to December 2014,
  • to manage a budget of 50,000 euros for the realization of three exhibitions in 2014.
  • to select the artists and coordinate the various preparatory phases of the exhibitions with the team in place and the various partners,
  • to write the different communication and mediation supports,
  • to write the catalog and to follow up its production, which will be published in the context of the exhibition’s finissage in December 2013,
  • to participate in the development of events for the public (meetings, conferences, screenings, concerts, workshops),
  • to be present during the selection jury of the multimedia artist in residence at the Maison Populaire and to integrate him/her into the final part of its programming.
  • to be present during the meetings of preparation, assembly, dismantling and promotion of the exhibition.


Deadline for applications: Saturday, May 18, 2013
Date of interviews with shortlisted candidates Monday, June 10, 2013
Response date to the selected commissioner by Monday, June 17, 2013.


For any further information, you can contact :
Floriane Benjamin, coordinator of the art center at 01 42 87 08 68


Download the application form here


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