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Creative Stay For Young Photographers – Pour l’Instant

Pour l’Instant is looking for eight residents for their annual call – Creative Stay For Young Photographers.

A technical centre, fully equipped to professional standards, including a black and white darkroom and a digital workshop is reserved for their exclusive use. In this context, the young artists are invited to create and experiment. They have total carte blanche to work as they wish, stimulated by their encounters, exchanges and the diverse approaches of other participants.

This amounts to a truly unique artistic experience.

Target Group

This call for application is open to young photography artists.

Number of Scholarships



3 weeks

Scholarship Value

All supplies required for creation, accommodation, breakfast and evening meal from 27 August to 11 September 2010 are fully covered during the residency.

During the residency, the selected artists must produce an exhibition. Created works will be exhibited at the end of the stay until 24 October, and will then be added to the collection of works constituted over the years by the association. All negatives and original digital files remain the property of the author.

The work submitted by the selected candidates will be exhibited from 25 June to 9 September. Selected candidates must agree to ensure that works for this exhibition arrive at the address of Pour L’Instant in Niort by 10 June (transportation costs will be reimbursed by the organisers during the residency upon presentation of invoices).
Only those applications that include sufficient stamped, self-addressed packaging can be returned.


Candidates must send the completed application form, together with a CV, a text describing their artistic approach and a representative selection of recent work. The description of a project envisaged for this residency can be added to the application, but is not obligatory.

  • Print submissions (traditional or digital) can be of any format and quantity.
  • For digital submissions (on CD or DVD only), image files must be in low resolution, Mac/PC compatible format, without requiring any downloading. Web sites cannot be considered as part of a candidate’s application.

Applications are to be emailed to and sent to:

Association Pour l’Instant,
7 avenue de Limoges,
79000 Niort,