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"New Settings" programme

Call for projects for the 8th edition

The Fondation d’entreprise Hermès is launching a call for projects for the 8th edition of its New Settings programme.

Fondation d'Entreprise Hermès - "New Settings" programme
© photo Denis Darzacq / Agence VU’

This programme is devoted to the performing arts and is directed both to live performance artists (of all disciplines) and to visual artists who wish to create for the stage. Indeed, collaborations between performing artists and visual artists are encouraged.

It concerns hybrid performances with a predominant visual arts dimension, scheduled to be premiered between January and December 2018.

The supported productions thus meet at a crossroads between writing and modi operandi, questioning the relationship with the public in an innovative way. Each year the Foundation accompanies several projects. These new works are by both emerging and established artists and can have a national or international scope. The field of performance art conceived for exhibition spaces, however, is excluded from the call for projects.

The support the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès brings to these new productions is two-fold. On the one hand, the artists selected will receive financial aid for the production phase in order to help them complete their project. On the other, the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès will offer them performance dates in the autumn of 2018 in the Paris region, in partnership with cultural institutions.

Finally, the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès has built a partnership with the French Institute Alliance Française in order to present certain New Settings productions at the Crossing The Line festival in New York.

Project initiators have until 1 July 2017 to present their proposal to the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès.


Calendar for the 8th edition (2018)

-       7 March to 1 July 2017: submission of applications

-       October 2017: results announced

-       Autumn 2017 – Autumn 2018: project accompaniment

-       September – December 2018: performance of the supported projects in Paris or the Paris region.

-       September – October 2019: performance of a selection of New Settings projects at the Crossing the Line festival, in a dedicated showcase highlighting the New Settings programme.

Find bellow all the supported works in 2016

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Supported works for New Settings 2016:

Avant la nuit dernière
Christian Rizzo - Choreographer and visual artist

Ola Maciejewska - Choreographer

Bouchra Ouizguen - Choreographer

Cutting Edge
Kalle Nio - Director, visual artist and magician
WHS - Cie

danse de nuit
Boris Charmatz - Choreographer

Dents, Gencives, Machines, Futur, Société
Lili Reynaud Dewar – Visual artist

I Wish I Could Speak in Technicolor
Simon Tanguy - Choreographer
Roger Sala Reyner - Choreographer
Fanni Futterknecht - Visual artist

La Nuit des taupes (Welcome to Caveland!)
Philippe Quesne - Author, director and set designer

Ali Moini – Choreographer and performer

Mettre en pièce(s)
Vincent Dupont – Choreographer

Jocelyn Cottencin - Visual artist

The Town Hall Affair et Early Shaker Spirituals
The Wooster Group - Cie
Elizabeth LeCompte - Director and actress
Kate Valk - Director and actress

Supported works for New Settings 2015:

Alessandro Sciarroni - Choreographer
Cosimo Terlizzi - Visual artist

Le Cauchemar Merveilleux
Arthur H - Songwriter and singer
Léonore Mercier - Visual artist and composer

I’ve never done this before
Giuseppe Chico and Barbara Matijevic - Stage direction
Ivan Marusic Klif - Visual artist
Compagnie 1er Stratagème

Life and Times - Episode 8
Kelly Copper - Director and visual artist
Pavol Liska - Director and visual artist
Nature Theater of Oklahoma

Take the Floor
Michel François - Visual artist
Léone François - Actress

New Settings 2014 supports

Clédat & Petitpierre - Visual artists 
Sylvain Prunenec - Choreographer and dancer
Lebeau et associés

Al Hamrã
Vincent Beaurin - Visual artist 
Justin Godfrey - Songwriter and musician
Lebeau et associés

La Fille
Christophe Blain - Draughtsman 
Barbara Carlotti - Songwriter and singer
La Ferme du Buisson , scène nationale de Marne-La-Vallée

La Tentation d’un Ermitage
Benjamin Graindorge - Designer
Hervé Robbe - Choreographer
Travelling & Co

Traveling Lady
Rossy de Palma - Actress
Jessica Mitrani - Visual artist and director

New Settings 2013 supports

Georges Apostolakos - Artist
Ali Moini -Choreographer
Cie Selon l’heure

Gilles Jobin - Choreographer
Julius von Bismarck - Visual artist
Cie Gilles Jobin

Qu’est-ce qui nous arrive ?!?
Mathilde Monnier - Choreographer
François Olislaeger - Draughtsman
Centre Chorégraphique national de Montpellier Languedoc Roussillon

Eliane Radigue - Composer
Xavier Veilhan - Visual artist
Lebeau & associés

Urban Renewal
Kyle deCamp - Writer, performer and director
Joshua Thorson - Video artiste

New Settings 2012 supports

Baron Samedi
Alain Buffard - Choreographer et dancer
Nadia Lauro - Artist
Association pi : es

Daniel Arsham - Artist and scenographer
Jonah Bokaer - Choreographer et dancer
Chez Bushwick, Inc.

The Magic of Spectacular Theater
Gerald Kurdian - Musician

Virginie Mira - Architect et scenographer
Julie Nioche - Choreographer
A.I.M.E. - Association d’Individus en Mouvements Engagés

New Settings 2011 supports

Jan Karski (Mon nom est une fiction)
Miroslaw Balka - Artist
Arthur Nauzyciel - Director
Centre Dramatique National Orléans / Loiret / Centre

Passage à l'Acte
Fanny de Chaillé - Choreographer
Philippe Ramette - Artist
Association Display

Patrick Laffont - Artist
Cyril Teste - Author and director
Collectif MxM

Writing Spaces
Eli Commins - Author and director
Stéfane Perraud - Artist
Compagnie 10'52