thankyouforcoming operates as a platform to devise, facilitate, produce and foster art projects, through a close collaboration with artists, art critics and curators, especially through the ACROSS residency program.
Since 2015, with that same idea of supporting research and networking in the visual arts world, thankyouforcoming has been running ACROSS, an innovative art critic/curator short residency program developed out of Nice on the French Riviera. It aims at supporting the emergence and renewal of critical and curatorial practices, through field research and exploration.
This residency provides participants with a customised program and a privileged opportunity to get to know better contemporary art professionals on the French Riviera.
ACROSS in turn facilitates the local artists’ international mobility, functionning as a support and development organisation to the benefit of said visual artists.
- provision of a furbished flat in the center of Nice city
- cover of travel (for ecological reasons, the use of the train is encouraged)
- residency funding
- meetings with professionals from the artistic scene (and other fields if required) on the French Riviera: artists, critics, curators, etc.
- time for research and meetings
- possible partnerships with local venues (MAMAC, le Narcissio, Vigna’s bookshop etc)
- co-conception of a public event designed in advance of the residency and developed with the support (intellectual, logistical) of thankyouforcoming
- possible commission of a critical text at the end of the residency
From 2015 to 2020: 1 week - 6 residents per season
Season #6, from 2021 onward: 2 weeks - 3 residents per season
The call for application is published at the beginning of Autumn, through dedicated channel.
- pre-selection on the basis of the application file and a letter of motivation including the position of the applicant’s research and its curatorial and critical approach,
- selection by a jury consisting of one former resident, one institutional representative, one thankyouforcoming’s team representative, one curator committed to the local and international contemporary art scene and one artist.
thankyouforcoming may invite directly one resident per season.
obligations of the residents
The residents commit themselves to schedule professional meetings with the help of thankyouforcoming and to follow it, and agree to exchange with thanlyouforcoming’s team and guest professionals on their projects and the development of their practice.
Each resident propose a public event, not linked to its residency but built as an independent proposal.
Actions toward the publics
Meetings with student and you art professionals based on the French Riviera.
Organisation of a public event, focusing on new form of relations between artists, art professionals and visitors eager to discover more about the contemporary art field.