How to Present Your Candidacy as a Resident Artist at La Prée
Candidates must have either a university diploma in the arts or must have been chosen by creative works submitted
for the consideration of the Selection Committee. The residency is open to nationals of all countries, but requires that
candidates have a good working knowledge of French. There is no limit of age.
Successful candidates are chosen for a one-year residency, renewable for one and in some cases for two continuous
years, if the quality of the candidate's work and its interest to the residence at La Prée justifies such renewal.
Each candidate must submit both personal file and a portfolio.
- 1. Personal File
The personal file must be sent to the President of the association Pour Que l'Esprit Vive
before May 15, 2013 (date as postmark.) Files sent after the deadline will be returned to candidates.
Requirements for the personal file:
• An Application Form (see attached).
• A photocopy of a valid photo ID or passport.
• A curriculum vitae, which includes higher education, degrees, prizes and distinctions, exhibitions, and any publication.
• An official copy of any degrees obtained.
• A photocopy of a driver's license (French or international); La Prée is a secluded location, a driver’s license is therefore indispensable.
• A signed statement that the candidate has never been tried or convicted for any crime or, if convicted, a copy of the court’s decision
• A medical certificate attesting that the candidate has no illness or disability that might make it difficult to occupy his/her place at the residence.
- 2. Portfolio
The portfolio must be submitted before May 15, 2013.
• A letter of motivation explaining the candidate’s interest in applying for residency including a project statement outlining the research or work planned for the time spent at La Prée.
•A declaration stating that all works submitted to the Selection Committee are solely those of the candidate. In the case of collaboration, the first and last name, title, address, and description of the other artist(s) contribution to the work in question must be provided.
• A list of people authorized to exhibit and to remove the works included in the artist’s portfolio.
•For visual artists (painters, sculptors, engravers, and photographers) a portfolio made up of drawings, gouaches and photographs showing the evolution and development of your work.
• For architects, original copies or photographic reproductions of past projects.
• For composers, a piece of chamber music and an orchestral composition, both accompanied by a score and a CD or tape, indicating the work’s name, length, and date of composition;
• For filmmakers (cinema or television), two recent films of your choice (fiction, documentary, animation or experimental film) and/or a project/script in the form of a detailed plot synopsis or continuous dialogue; copies will be accepted on DVD and must indicate title, length, and date of filming.
• For writers, a copy of a published work and/or a manuscript of a work in progress with indication of publisher and release date.
- 3. Selection Committee
The Selection Committee, which meets in June, is made up of members of the Académie des Beaux-Arts and the association Pour Que l'Esprit Vive. Candidates will be informed as soon as possible of the Committee’s decision.
Further information may be obtained from
Agnès Desjobert, director
Pour Que l'Esprit Vive:
69 Bd de Magenta – 75010 Paris
++33 (0) 1 42 76 01 71