Etant donnés is a program which aims to foster, promote and support artistic performances and creations, through cultural institutions and artistic exchanges.
For 30 years, Etant donnés has focused on introducing French and American visual artists whose works have rarely, if ever, been shown in the United States or in France. It aims also to strengthen ties between France and the United States in the field of contemporary art by fostering active collaboration and encouraging long-lasting partnerships between French and American visual artists, collectives, curators and cultural institutions. The program supports the discovery of emerging talents, while also sustaining interest in established artists, with high priority given to co-productions new commissions. Furthermore, it has been instrumental in creating a network of curators from France and the U.S. around new practices. Since its inception, Etant donnés has developed an international reputation by allocating over $4 million to fund more than 350 projects.
Tricontinental Cinema explores Maldoror’s five-decade career as a filmmaker, tracing her involvement with Black liberation movements in France, Africa, and the Caribbean. Through an immersive, multisensory landscape of films, photographs, poetry, and letters, the exhibition invites you to experience the full scope of Maldoror’s practice.
THE WEXNER CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Etant donnés grants are designed in two complementary directions:
— Creative Grants to support nonprofit institutions to organize exhibition or production projects.
— Curatorial Fellowships to assist American curators, either independent or affiliated with institutions, who wish to conduct research in France.
These grants provide financial support to American and French nonprofit institutions (museums, art centers, etc.) wishing to organize exhibitions featuring living French or France-based artists and American artists, respectively. MORE
THE 2024 CALL FOR CREATIVE GRANTS APPLICATION IS OPENAPPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 20, 2024
Etant donnés provides grants to American curators wishing to conduct research on the French visual art scene. In partnership with ICI – Independent Curators International, these grants are intended to expand the opportunities of American curators, to encourage in-depth explorations of French cultural resources, and to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and knowledge among artists, professionals, researchers, and institutions. MORE
THE 2024 CALL FOR CURATORIAL FELLOWSHIPS APPLICATION IS OPENAPPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 20, 2024
Etant donnés is made possible with support from:
— Ford Foundation— ADAGP— French Ministry of Culture— Institut français
Olivier Le Falher