In partnership with Wanted Design and supported by the Bettencourt Foundation, the Villa Albertine is launching a new call for projects for a two-month residency in New York for a designer and an artisan. Applications are open until February 1, 2023.
For this new initiative, the Villa Albertine is looking for two new professionals, one in the craft sector and the other in design, to enable them to develop an original research project requiring a visit to the United States. The objective is to allow them to explore a new territory and to meet professionals established on the New York scene, in accordance with the Villa Albertine’s line.
General information on the process
This call for projects is open to all French or foreign artisans and designers whose activity takes place mainly in France. The residency will take place during one of three periods: February-April, May-July or October-December 2024. The residency will be located in Industry City, a former industrial building complex in Brooklyn that has been converted into production workshops and boutiques for creators, manufacturers and designers. In this project, the Villa Albertine will provide support tailored to each resident. Its support will be supervised by WantedDesign, and will be in charge of setting up a schedule of meetings, in order to integrate them into an ecosystem of meetings and exchanges.
On site, the Villa Albertine will cover travel expenses, housing, health insurance, provide a residency allowance to the two residents to cover daily expenses (meals, local transportation…) up to $100 per day and offer them a shared workspace in the heart of Industry City.
Fallen Tree, Villa Albertine © Beowulf Sheehan
Application and selection procedures
The call for projects is only open to individual applications for people over 21 years of age, until February 1st 2023. Duo or trio applications are only accepted in the general call for applications of the Villa Albertine. Also, for its participation, each candidate must propose a French partnership, based in France.
For the selection of the two residents, the juries will arbitrate between the following criteria :
- The quality of the candidate’s career: he or she is practicing professionally, is recognized by his or her peers, and his or her project for the Villa is a logical continuation of his or her research projects
- The professionalization of the candidate : he is sufficiently advanced in his practice as an artisan or designer to wish to deepen his practice and seek new outlets for his production
- The quality of the project: it is clear and the artistic, cultural and intellectual axes it develops are relevant
- The candidate has a particular interest in the United States and New York specifically