[artinfo] Application to Le Fresnoy - National Studio of Contemporary Art / France

Artpool artpool@artpool.hu
Tue, 27 Mar 2001 11:14:42 +0000

Application procedure is now open for candidates wishing to apply to Le
Fresnoy (portfolio deadline: May 15)
application form:

Le Fresnoy is a post-graduate art and audiovisual research centre,
opened in October 1997 and financed by the Ministry of Culture with the
Nord/Pas-de-Calais Regional Council and Tourcoing Town Council. It was
conceived and is directed by Alain Fleischer. As its full name ?
National Studio of Contemporary Arts ? indicates, it is a place of
production (studio) as well as study. Its aim is to enable young artists
(upper age limit: 35) to produce works using professional standard
equipment under the direction of established artists.

Le Fresnoy is designed for students of any nationality seeking to
develop their knowledge and expertise in audiovisual media by working on
projects intended as a first step towards a professional career.
Applications are considered from all educational backgrounds and from
all creative fields (visual arts, cinema, photography, video,
architecture, music, performing arts, etc.). Students must, however, be
free of commitments liable to clash with their course.

To realise his or her project, each student is allotted a budget and
given access to the Studio’s production and post-production equipment.
As well as these individual works, students collaborate on the
productions of their fellows and on the projects of visiting artists.
Successful completion of the two-year course is recognised by the
National Studio of Contemporary Arts diploma.

Le Fresnoy also welcomes visiting students who, if their project is
selected by the commission, are given free access to the school’s
technical facilities and accommodation for a limited period (a few weeks
at most). The Studio has exchange agreements with other French
institutions such as the Académie de France in Rome (Villa Medici) and
the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, as well as with
a number of establishments abroad. Finally, it welcomes those studying
for the Diplôme National Supérieur d’Expression Plastique (DNSEP), as
visiting students.

See more about Le-Fresnoy at