Fluxus Art Projects supports emerging visual artists and curators at a key moment in their international career, funding artist exhibitions and curatorial visits on both sides of the Channel. The scheme is managed in a three-way partnership between the British Council France, the Institut français and the French Ministry of Culture.
Through two open calls a year, Fluxus supports a selection of group or solo exhibitions and curatorial residencies, bringing the French and British scenes closer and supporting connections between artists, curators and arts institutions in the UK and France. Every year around £100,000 is awarded to successful projects selected by a committee of arts experts from both countries.
Fluxus has funded projects by more than 150 exciting and innovative contemporary artists since its inception, including Anthea Hamilton, Ryan Gander, Laure Prouvost, Neil Beloufa, Marguerite Humeau, Lucy Skaer and many others.
Fluxus also has a growing programme for patrons, who contribute almost a third of the overall funds through individual tax-deductible donations, and are based in France and in the UK.
Through Fluxus Art Projects, we are able to support around 12 exhibitions a year in France of work by UK artists, most of whom are showing their work in a French institution or arts space for the first time. Applications are made by the host institution (not the artist) and an open call for proposals is made in November and May every year.
Fluxus Art Projects gives priority to non-profit organisations and bilateral exchanges. Only the French and British organisations falling within the following categories may submit a project:
- Art centres, museums, cultural institutions, artist-run spaces, project spaces
- Art education organisations
- Research centres and studios
Support granted by Fluxus Art Projects covers a wide spectrum of activities and may involve the following types of projects:
- Residencies of artists and curators
- Academic programmes or workshops
Fluxus does not finance individual projects.Applications must be submitted by production organisations or event organisers and not by the artists themselves.
For full information on this programme, the selection criteria and the application form, have a look at the Fluxus Art project website. The next call for applications will be launched in April 2020.
Project selected January - June 2020
- I'm from nowhere good - collective exhibition with Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hasting -Maison Populaire Montreuil, 22 Jan - 4 April
- Permafrost - collective exhibition with Eloise Hawser - MO.CO. Panacée, Montpellier 1st February - 3 May
- Samara Scott - CAPC Bordeaux 16 April - 30 Sept
- Digital Fluids , Mary Hurrel - Galerie Exo Exo, Paris 14 - 30 May
- Notations for an Adapation of Giselle Cécile B. Evans, MOVE 2020 - Centre Pompidou Paris 27 May - 14 June
- William Mckrell, Parcours Saint-Germain Musée Delacroix 4-14 June
- Head Above Water Hamish Pearch, Belsunce Projects Marseille 5 June - 20 Nov.
- Traits d'Union.s Marc Camille Chaimowicz - Manifesta 13 Marseille 7 June - 1st Nov.
- The Jester and the Death, Julie Béna - Kunstraum, London 10 Jan - 15 Feb
- How I naturally improved Camille Yvert - The Gibberd Gallery, Harlow 1st March - 30 April
- When there is no more music to write, Eric Baudelaire - Spike Island, Bristol 24 April - 21st June
- Deep see blue surrounding you, Laure Prouvost - Tate Modern 3rd May
- Jimmy Robert : Revue - Nottingham Contemporary 22nd May - 31 August
- Laura Huertas Millan & Camille Henrot at Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art 11 July - 25 Oct.