Le Parcours Bijoux 2017

Open call  /  26 Oct 2015  -  13 Jun 2016
Published: 24.05.2016

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The Parcours Bijoux is open to jewelry makers, visual artists, photographers dealing with issues concerning the body and adornment, experts or historians, anybody enthusiastic about broadening the scope of the jewelry field. Each participant will be completely autonomous to set up their exhibition (after selection of the project). Therefore, each participant will be responsible for the progress of their project.

Confident with the interest generated by Circuits Bijoux in 2013 and encouraged by many actors in the jewelry field, the association D’un bijou à l’autre launches a new edition LE PARCOURS BIJOUX 2017
The Parcours Bijoux will be a landmark occurrence gathering around 30 events around the jewelry field: exhibitions, performances, conferences…  The openings of the exhibitions should take place between the 1st October until the 15th of November 2017.
The aims of Le Parcours du Bijou are to show French and international contemporary jewelry’s diversity inscribed in time. Promote exchanges between the different actors of the jewel: artists, galleries, museums, buyers, theorists, historians, collectors. Building a lasting interest and appreciation of the art form in France and in the world.

What is it about?
The Parcours is an event about jewellery, gathering around thirty exhibitions, performances, conferences…

What is the Parcours’ goal?
The Parcours aims to present, to a large public, jewellery’s diversity and richness. A particular attention will be drawn to projects highlighting contemporary creation.

When will the Parcours take place?
The Parcours will be held during the autumn 2017. According to the projects and the venues, the different events could last from one day to 2 months.

Who organizes the Parcours and the exhibitions?
D’un bijou à l’autre is responsible for the organization and for the overall coordination of the Parcours. (Funding research, links between public and private organizations, management communication and press relations).
Afterwards, each project leader will be in charge of his/her show (finding a venue, scenography, curating…) including financing it ( transportation costs, insurances, communication linked to his/her event…).

Why participate?
The Parcours Bijoux offers the opportunity to be associated with an ambitious project which aims to highlight the diversity of jewellery’s. It’s a unique occasion to channel energies in order to make our field of activity better known.

Where will the events  take place?
The projects have to take place within Paris and in public spaces (museums, galleries, boutiques…). Projects taking place in private venues (workshops, apartments …) won’t be considered.

What kind of jewellery?
The aim is to present authorial pieces, one-of-a-kind pieces or small series. These jewellery pieces should have innovative or original qualities in relation to their period of making.

Is it possible to have a single exhibition in my own gallery/shop?
No,  the gallery/boutique must include one other artist in the project.

Projects will be chosen on several criteria:
A comprehensive response meeting all the conditions of admission.
Originality and quality of the project.
Quality of  previous work by the project’s participants.
It is important that the Parcours show diversity in the artistic practice.

What if one of the admission requirements is not fulfilled?
If any admission requirement is not met, chances to take part in the Parcours can diminish. However, if you do have a project but nowhere to exhibit, you can still present a project.
You’ll have until November 2016 to find a place. Take care, though, many institutions close their schedule 18 months in advance.

How much will it cost to participate?
When sending the application form, a 15€ admission fee is asked to cover the costs of inscription. The deadline is the 30th of June 2016. This fee is not refundable, whatever the decision of the jury.
If your project is selected, the following participation fee should be paid by the project leader who decides how to manage these fees between exhibitor(s) and exhibition venue(s).

1 exhibitor      = 325 €
2 exhibitors    = 400 €
3 exhibitors    = 475 €
4 exhibitors    = 550 €
5 exhibitors    = 625 €
6 exhibitors    = 700 €
7 exhibitors    = 775 €
8 exhibitors    = 850 €
9 exhibitors    =925 €
10 exhibitors  =1000 €

Beyond 10 exhibitors , the organizers will forward the rates.
Payment can be made by check to the bank accounts in France or by Paypal:
No commission will be perceived by D’un bijou à l’autre on any eventual sale.

Keydates Parcours Bijoux:
Call for Entries - 30 September 2015
Deadline reception for application forms - 30 May 2016
Announcement of the selected projects - 30 June 2016
Last date to find a place to exhibit - 15 January 2017
Communication campaign launch - April 2017
Beginning opening of exhibitions - 01 October 2017
Last opneings of exhibitions - 15 November 2017

Cultural institutions:
The members of the association are making all necessary efforts to facilitate the search for exhibition venues, and many contacts have been made.
The contemporary jewel rouses a steadily growing interest, and several cultural institutions have shown their interest, as well as private showrooms.
Do not hesitate to approach the cultural institutions of your own country. There are many of them in Paris and many have already received our information dossier regarding the Parcours Bijoux 2017.
A dossier to help you in your approach
To make your action easier, you will find find attached as an annex the presentation folder for the Parcours, or you can also download it from the association’s website : 
Download here the folder (in french only)
A major exhibition in a prestigious place
Good news ! We know that a major exhibition will take place in a prestigious place. The association D'un bijou à l'autre is already engaged in the development of a partnership to link the Parcours Bijoux events to this landmark exhibition on adornment.

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