Fondation d’entreprise Hermès : New Settings Program
New Settings is a programme open to French as well as international artists. It supports hybrid performing arts projects rooted in potent dialogue with the visual and/or digital arts. The programme supports productions exploring innovative audience engagement and interaction, at the crossroads of artistic vocabularies and disciplines. Often, the supported projects take a fresh approach to the theatrical environment, developing new ways to make use of the space of the stage, objects, sound and the body.
The Fondation d’entreprise Hermès is committed to the highest artistic standards while remaining sensitive to artists’ needs in a spirit of com-plete openness to new theatrical forms. Selected projects will be supported through their production phase, until their presentation on selected dates proposed by the Foundation and its partner cultural institutions in Paris and the broader Paris region, for the autumn 2020 season.The Fondation d’entreprise Hermès has formed a partnership with the French Institute / Alliance française (FIAF) to bring selected shows to the annual Crossing the Line Festival in New York, under the New Settings banner.
A series of imperatives has guided New Settings since its inauguration in 2011: to listen to the concerns and needs of artists and back them at every step of their journey, from the studio to the stage; to support original writing and unexpected forms, and the artistic daring of the creators of each project, be they seasoned artists or young talents; to encourage encounters and crossovers by visual artists looking to develop their actions and gestures in the spatiotemporal context of the stage, and by performing artists seeking to integrate a plastic dimension into their practice.
The deadline to apply for the programme is 1 July 2019.
To find out more information and apply, visit: https://www.fondationdentreprisehermes.org/en/program/new-settings