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Next deadline for applications : 29 May 2019

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. 

Eligibility criteria 

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:

  • Exhibitions
  • Residencies of artists and curators
  • Publications
  • Commissions
  • 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.

The call for applications is open until 29 May 2019. For full information on this programme, the selection criteria and the application form, have a look at the Fluxus Art project website

Current funded projects

France

  • Exhibition Lateral Recovery Position with Liverpool Black Women Filmmakers, Rehana Zaman, Georgia Lucas-Going, Dala Nasser, Patrick Staff at Bétonsalon, Paris until 20 April. Find out more.
  • Exhibition Crevée by Jesse Darling curated by Triangle France at Tour Panorama - Friche La Belle de Mai, in Marseille until 2 June. Find out more.
  • Exhibition Catherine, Masahiko, Rex et les autres by Simon Starling at FRAC Ile-de-France, Paris from 15 May to 21 August. Find out more. 
  • Festival Move 2019 with Than Hussein Clark, Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings at Centre Pompidou  from 24 May to 9 June. Find out more.
  • Exhibition by Ruth Ewan at CAPC-musée d'art contemporain in Bordeaux from 31 May to 22 September.  Find out more

UK

  •  Militant Desire by Lionel Soukaz at Gasworks, London in February 2019. Find out more.
  • Collective exhibition The Community Live in Nottingham with Ethan Assouline, Cyrus Goberville, Philippe Hallais, Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann, at Bonington Gallery, Nottingham until 30 March. Find out more.
  • Exhibition Now with Aurélien Froment at National Galleries of Scotland from 1 June to 29 September. Find out more.
  • Research project Florilège with Nils Alix-Tabeling at Jupiter Woods, London until July 2019.
  • Project by Clémence Seilles at Cubitt Gallery, London until December 2019. Find out more.
  • Project General Ecology with Claire Filmont, Tabita Rezaire, Frédérique Ait Touati, Bruno Latour, Alex Cecchetti, at Serpentine Gallery, London. Find out more.
  • Francophone Salon with Sabrina Soyer, Claire Finch, Camille Cornu, Hélène Baril, Marguerite Humeau, Josèfa Ntjam, at Mimosa House Gallery, London. Find out more.
View of the exhibition Lateral Recovery Postion at Bétonsalon
View of the collective exhibition Lateral Recovery Position, Bétonsalon- Centre d'art et de recherche, Paris 2019 ©

Aurélien Molle

Jesse Darling, Slump Priest, détail, 2017, Galerie Sultana, Paris ©Jesse Darling
Jesse Darling, Slump Priest, detail, 2017, Galerie Sultana, Paris. Graphic design: Roxanne Maillet. ©

Jesse Darling