January 23 2019

Young Talents Springboard Contact Board: the call for applications is launched!

Created in 2016, the Tremplin Jeunes Talents Planche (s) Contact selects five photographers, young in their photographic practices, for three weeks of creative residency in Deauville. Three weeks during which they are invited to look at Deauville for an exhibition which will be presented during the 10th edition of Planche (s) Contact. The five participants will be awarded a creation grant to produce it and will also compete to try to win the Jury Prize and the Public Contact Plate (s) Prize.

Guillaume Noury, winner of the 2018 Young Talents Springboard with his series “While the sea rises”

A constant at all of Deauville's cultural festivals, support for young talents takes shape with Contact Board (s) through this competition open to young talents. Welcomed in residence in Deauville, they produced a photographic work on the city, presented to the public during the Festival and submitted to the vote of photography professionals and the public. During their residency, young photographers benefit from the help and support of the festival teams and the City of Deauville. They will also benefit from the simultaneous presence in residence of the photographers invited by the festival.
The five candidates are selected on the basis of applications. Photographic journey, interest in the photographic commission of Planche (s) Contact and portfolio constitute their application submitted to the Planche (s) Contact jury, composed of photography professionals.
The 5 winning photographers of the call for applications will receive a grant of € 4000, dedicated to the creation and production of the photographic series which will be exhibited in the fall of 2019. The exhibitions of the Tremplin jeunes talents are subject to public vote and the Contact Board (s) jury. At the end of the exhibitions, the images will join the photographic collections of the City of Deauville.

Relive the 2018 residences

How to apply?

The call for applications for the 2019 Young Talents Springboard Contact Board (s) is aimed at photographers at the start of their career. Participation is free, open to all photographers, with no obligation of educational background, references or experiences.
Candidates for the Young Talents Springboard Contact Board (s) must:
> Be available to complete the creation residency, in Deauville, during one, the other or more of the following periods, partially or in full:
        - from Monday 11 to Friday 15 March (tracking)
        - from Monday 8 to Friday 12 April (creation residency)
        - from Monday 13 to Friday 17 May (creation residency)

> CV (indicating your personal details: telephone number, email and postal address, date of birth)
> Cover letter presenting, in an original way, your background and your interest in the Planche (s) Contact festival.
> A note of intent presenting your first ideas for the residency.
> Portfolio of your previous series (one to three series of a dozen images each).

BY MAIL (Subject: Springboard Young Talents): planks.contact@deauville.fr
(pdf format, possible sending by WeTransfer.)

OR BY POSTAL (postmarked as proof.)
Festival Board (s) Contact
Young Talents Springboard
Deauville City Hall, Cultural Service
20 rue Robert Fossorier, BP 31600,
14801 Deauville Cedex

Selection jury: early February
Selection notification: End of February 2019

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