The Rencontres d’Arles is pleased to announce the launch of the 2024 Discovery Award.
Since its creation, the mission of the Rencontres d’Arles Discovery Award has been to showcase emerging art and artists.
The Rencontres d’Arles is opening its call for applications for the 2024 Discovery Award, part of the festival’s 55th edition.
The award’s aim is to promote the work of the selected artists, who will be showcased in the Discovery Award exhibition; and to reward the winning projects with the jury award of €15,000 and public award of €5,000.
Since 2021, the Rencontres d’Arles Discovery Award has integrated organizations that foster emerging artists—community spaces, independent exhibition sites, artist-run spaces, hybrid exhibition spaces, galleries, institutions, foundations—that clear the ground for, identify, and support artists.
These organizations, important actors in supporting photography and artists, thus become mediators and discoverers, introducing to the Discovery Award artists whose work they have identified and followed,
These organizations are invited to propose an exhibition project by an artist they support whose work has recently been discovered or deserves to be seen by an international audience.
Projects selected for exhibition in the 2024 edition of the Rencontres d’Arles, in the Discovery Award exhibition, will be accompanied by the festival team and an exhibition curator invited by the Rencontres d’Arles.
This year, the curator invited by the Discovery Award 2024 is Audrey Illouz.
During opening week, a jury selected by the festival will determine the jury Award, which rewards an artist and the artist’s supporting organization by an acquisition of artworks in the amount of €15,000; festival visitors will determine the public award, which rewards an artist and the artist’s supporting organization by an acquisition of artworks in the amount of €5,000.