Open Call For Iranian Artists | La Friche

Iran – France Exchange Program
in collaboration with the Embassy of France in Tehran

August 28th until September 25th, 2019 – Marseille, France
October 2019 – Tehran, Iran

Application Deadline
June 15, 2019

Kooshk Residency and La Friche la Belle de Mai with the collaboration of the cultural section of  French Embassy in Tehran present an exchange program between Iran and France for one Iranian and one French artist, active in the fields of visual arts. This exchange program exists out of two parts and will be held from August 28th until September 25th, 2019 in Marseille and during October 2019 at Tehran. 

La Friche la Belle de Mai will provide:

Véronique Collard-Bovy, director of Faeme will be his/her artistic advisor.

The cost of the round-trip ticket and per diem of 1000 Euro will be provided by the Embassy of France in Tehran.

It is worth mentioning that Art -O-RAMA, Marseille International Fair of Contemporary Art will open on August 30th and it’s a very good opportunity for Iranian artist to experience it as well. ART-O-RAMA, created in 2007, is the first international art fair in the South of France and has been developing a new format that makes its uniqueness; each booth in considered as an exhibition space which architectural specifies lie on the gallery’s curatorial proposition for  our fair. ART-O-RAMA allows galley owners to present themselves under a unique and original light; signing their artistic line in a space they have designed according to the project they have built with their artists.

The French artist will have the opportunity to work in Tehran within our international residency community. During these four weeks, the artist will be introduced to the Iranian art scene, be invited to gallery openings and meet Iranian artists. Kooshk offers accommodation, studio space and the opportunity to present a public talk and an open studio for the selected French artist.

The selected artists from both La Friche la Belle de Mai and Kooshk Residency will be expected to work on a project, present a public talk and  participate in an open studio.

The application is open for contemporary visual artists from Iran. Applications will be evaluated by a committee of both organizers mentioned above and will be informed by e-mail.

How to apply
Iranian artists can apply by filling the online form at
Hard-copy and email submissions are not accepted.
Applications received after the deadline date will not be considered.
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