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15 Nov 2020

France | Horizons Sancy Arts-Nature 2021 call for proposals

The call for applications for artists to participate in the fifteenth edition of Horizons Sancy is online. Proposals are invited for temporary site-specific works to be installed in the natural environment.

The Horizons “Arts-Nature” in Sancy event, programmed for 12th June till 19th September 2021, will be the fifteenth contemporary art based event. The pieces are short-lived and specifically made for the Sancy massif (heart of the Massif Central in France).

Managed by the Sancy Tourist Office, the call for projects involves the creation of 10 works of art into the territory of The Sancy Massif Community of Municipalities. This event is first and foremost a site specific project which likes to think of itself as long lasting and which involves all the local authorities and players in the tourist trade concerned.

Horizons “Arts-Nature” in Sancy is an artistic event of national influence and freely accessible; it is aimed at people of all kinds, informed or not. The works of art will be put up in places where they highlight the surrounding countryside’s qualities. Discovery trails and Art workshops for children are held around the art piece in order to mediate their content.

Spirit of the event: The novelty of the event comes from the fact that the temporary visual works of art are created specifically for the Sancy Massif. The artist designs a piece especially for the area and site. That action is as important as the work itself.

The aim of the event is to:

- Develop contemporary creation in the area

- Allow professional artists to contribute their sensitivity and view of the area

- Reinforce the growth of tourism in the Sancy Massif

In 2021, 10 works will be selected. However, the organization of Horizons has the right to change this number. The final decision will be announced in March 2021.

Artists should review the available sites in order to present their proposal.

Art grant: a grant totalling €8,000 including VAT will be given to each artist (or team) selected including €6.500 for artistic fees and €1.500 for rights of authors (recommended proportion). This budget will be managed entirely by the artist and approved by the organizer. The budget must cover all expenses necessary to carry out the work.

Deadline for proposals: 15 November 2020