Assistance and professional development
The primary objective of the residency is to provide artists with a privileged environment for research and production. The artists will be accompanied by the Fondation’s team throughout their residency. They will benefit from an environment that facilitates collaboration with other residents and with external organisations.
Artists will have artistic and technical support according to their needs and the requirements of the project that they wish to develop: technical assistance with production, administrative support, and assistance with communication and networking. French as a foreign language courses will be offered to international artists to facilitate their integration and help with daily exchanges required during the residency.
The Fondation Fiminco residency is a place for professional development that helps artists gain visibility on the French art scene and establish a network. The Fondation organises meetings with professionals from the art world, curators, collectors, gallery owners, museum associations, journalists and art critics, notably during open studios. Open doors are also organized, allowing the public to discover the studios of the artists-in-residence. A presentation of the artists’ work is envisioned inside the Fondation’s exhibition spaces.
Created in 2017, the Fondation FIMINCO is a resource center and a networking platform aimed at supporting visual artists and curators from across the world. Through its artist residency, it provides the ideal context to engage in research and creative work through experimentation and interdisciplinarity, and to meet the challenges or our changing environment. As an open laboratory and a living environment at the heart of a major cultural district, the foundation brings a very diverse community together, and encourages dialogue with artists, professionals, the education community and the general public.
In 2023, The Fondation FIMINCO launches TALENTS!, its new international artist residency program, in cooperation with an international network of private and public actors of contemporary creation. The Fondation FIMINCO offers its partners the opportunity to build custom-made capsule residencies that are jointly developed and benefit from all the know-how and facilities of the Foundation and its cultural district. These one to nine month creation and production residencies aim to explore new practices.
This program is intended for partner institutions of the Fondation Fiminco, the call for applications open directly to artists will be published soon here.
Two types of workshops are available to artists-in-residence: collective workshops, shared between several artists, and production workshops, dedicated to specific artistic mediums: engraving, screen printing, photography, video and graphic studios. For the screen printing, engraving, ceramic and digital workshops, residents will be able to benefit from the support of a workshop supervisor.
Fondation Fiminco provides residents with:
→ 1 engraving workshop
Workshop equipped with a press (tray of 160 x 300 cm), allowing the production of large-scale works. The workshop allows artists to work on different types of engraving: intaglio (raised ink), alugraphy, and etching.
→ 1 silkscreen workshop
Workshop equipped with a printing table of 1524 mm x 1016 mm, and necessary equipment (a platesetter, a de-icing tray).
→ 1 digital studio / 3D
Studio equipped with 3D printers, a laser cutter, a CNC, allowing the research around various materials and the creation of new productions using new technologies.
→ 1 ceramic workshop
Workshop equipped with a ceramic kiln (160 L) as well as several types of stoneware and enamels adapted to different temperatures.
→ 1 construction workshop
Workshop equipped with various machines, in particular electroportable, dedicated to wood and metal work (router, sander, drill column, welding machine…) allowing the realization of construction work.
→ 1 video, photo and graphic studio
Workshop for colour grading and editing. This space is used in collaboration with the production company Gingerlemon. A graphic workshop equipped with computers and printers, Adobe Creative Suite software, a plotter and a scanner. The workshops are completed by a photo studio.
→ 7 collective workshops
Workshops shared between several artists, equipped with furniture and storage.
Each resident artist has a furnished studio, between 20 and 25 m2, with a bathroom and internet connection. Residents share communal kitchens and living spaces.