The ellipse Prize: First Edition “Futurology” for Senegalese Artists

ellipse art projects
Deadline: 15 April 2021

The ellipse Prize: First Edition “Futurology” for Senegalese Artists

The ellipse Prize is an art competition established by ellipse art projects to highlight artistic creation on French territory focussing on a different country or culture in each edition. The First Edition is decided to African artists based in Senegal.

Across this program, ellipse art projects is committed to facilitate an artist to gain access to international networks through an artistic residency and an exhibition in France every year.

Applications are open from the 1st April 2021 until the 15th May 2021 (11:59 pm).

The research project theme of this first edition is the Futurology.

Simply download the application rules and register via the application form tab.

They do not accept applications sent by email.


The applications call is open to :

  • every African artists based in Senegal
  • aged between 18 and 35 at application closing date (15th May 2021)
  • whose practice is dedicated to visual arts
  • not represented by a gallery but can have realised collaborations previously

To apply, candidates must fill in the application form made up of :

  • an administrative part : general informations
  • an artistic part : portfolio, with no thematic requirement, and research task for the artistic residency inspired by the theme of Futurology

Selection in two stages by an international, professional jury :

  • first stage : selection of five artists
  • second stage : selected artists advocate for their project through videoconferencing and the announcement of the winner

Portfolios and research works are reviewed strictly according to the achievement, quality of the work, the theme of the work and the work’s innovative nature.

The winner benefits from :

  • a three months artistic residency at la Cité internationale des arts in Paris, including a live-in studio place made up of a
  • furnished living and working space (work space, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, wifi internet connection)

This program is made up of :

  • a round trip ticket from Dakar to Paris (including VISA and travel insurance)
  • a 800 euros grant per month living expenses
  • a production grant, according to the residency project
  • a professional and artistic support
  • a presentation of them and their work during the AKAA (Also Known As Africa) international contemporary art fair in Paris
  • a media campaign to support every step of the competition giving high visibility to candidates


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