Open Call for Juried Projects at Parcours Bijoux 2020

Open call  /  Exhibiting   Curating  /  30 Nov 2018  -  10 May 2019
Published: 15.01.2019
Brooches by Dovilė Bernadišiūtė, Stralen & Reflecteren, Parcours Bijoux 2017, photo by Matthieu Gauchet..
Brooches by Dovilė Bernadišiūtė, Stralen & Reflecteren, Parcours Bijoux 2017, photo by Matthieu Gauchet.

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Le PARCOURS BIJOUX is a tri-annual gathering around more than 50 jewellery events, held in Paris. It’s a rare opportunity for professionals and the general public to discover this field, full of different expressions. The association D’un bijou à l’autre, the structure responsible for its organization, launches a call for projects for the next edition, which will be held form the 6 to the 25th  October 2020.
Le PARCOURS BIJOUX  wants to be open to a very wide span of makers and thinkers: Artists, Contemporary Jewellery makers, Visual Artists, Photographers, Experts, Historians, performers …, having a practice or research related to the intimate and complex relation between body and adornment.
A jury composed of members of D’un bijou à l’autre along with experts of the field will be responsible for making a selection on the submitted projects.

_Raise public awareness of the creative dimension of jewellery and crafts in general and their key role within the contemporary social challenges and discussions.
_Promote exchanges between the different actors of the jewel: artists, galleries, museums, theorists, historians, collectors, and the general public.
_To increase the role of Paris as a major actor in the international contemporary jewellery scene.

Key Dates:
30th of Nov 2018: Call for projects.
10th of May 2019: Deadline for projects submission.
June 2019: Announcement of the selected projects.
15 of January 2020: Payment of fees and confirmation of the location.
March 2020: Deadline to send details for communication.
May 2020: Press conference.
6th of October 2020: Launch of Parcours Bijoux.
25th of October 2020: End of Parcours Bijoux.

The selection committee is composed of key figures from the world of art and contemporary jewellery. The committee is not required to provide reasons for its decision, which is irrevocable. In the event of non-selection, the registration fee is non-refundable. The project leaders will be informed of the outcome of the selection by email.

Selection Criteria
Projects are selected on the basis of several criteria such as: the originality and relevance of the project; the quality of jewellery produced in the past by project participants; the coherence and quality of the dossier; and the exhaustive meeting of the admission conditions.
Unpublished projects are strongly encouraged.

D’un bijou àl’autre

The association D’un bijou à l’autre is responsible for the organisation and general coordination of the Parcours Bijoux (management of communication and press/media relations, the search for public and/or private partnerships, and the search for funding).

The Parcours Bijoux will take place from 6 to 25 October 2020. Whatever the duration of the project presented (from one day to several weeks), it must include the holding of an event (opening, event closure, guided tour, lecture, etc.) during the official duration/period of the Parcours.
The project’s scenography must be maintained in its entirety throughout its duration in order to guarantee the best possible visitor experience for all audiences.

Eligibility Requirements
The objective of the Parcours is to show the general public the richness and diversity of jewellery. This includes original jewellery, unique pieces or pieces from small series. The jewellery presented as part of the project must be innovative or remarkable in relation to its era.
Particular attention will be paid to projects whose theme and scenography offer a contemporary vision of jewellery, regardless of the period represented.
Applications are open to all, regardless of the country and nationality of the participants.
The actors concerned by the Parcours Bijoux may be artists, creators, designers, exhibition curators, researchers, institutions, or collectives

Project leader
To facilitate communication between the association D’un bijou à l’autre and the participants in the Parcours Bijoux, each project is asked to designate a project leader. The project leader may be an artist, an exhibition curator, a representative of a gallery or an institution.
This person will exclusively ensure the link between D’un bijou à l’autre, and the participant(s) in their project. They will, among other things, be responsible for transmitting information to the various actors of the project (participants, place, etc.).
More broadly, each project leader will be responsible for their event (scenography, curatorial, etc.) and provide funding (shipping costs, insurance, communication elements related to his event, etc.).

The availability or not for sale of the works presented as part of the Parcours Bijoux is left to the discretion of each project.
The association D’un bijou à l’autre does not intervene in any type of commercial relationship between participants, exhibition venues and potential customers. It does not charge any kind of commission. It should be noted that each project is required to be informed of the legal obligations relating to the possible sale of the works

Applications fee
To be able to apply we ask the project leader to pay, via Paypal, the registration fee of 18 € (VAT included) payable to This application fee is not refundable in any case.

Participation Fees
Once the projects have been selected, participants in the Parcours Bijoux will be asked to pay the participation fee via Paypal by 15 January 2020 at the latest. For Parcours Bijoux 2020, the participation fee is:
– for solo exhibitions €360 plus 20% VAT*
– for group exhibitions €600 plus 20% VAT*
* projects supported by EU residents are exempt from 20% VAT, subject to the provision of an intra-community VAT number.

These costs will cover all communications: press and media communication plan orchestrated by a specialised agency, printing and distribution of various printed and/or dematerialised communication media (map/guide, social network, signage, website, etc.)
The association D’un bijou à l’autre undertakes to do everything possible to optimise the visibility of the selected projects.

Legal Notices Each project must ensure that the work presented during the Parcours Bijoux does not infringe any copyright or moral rights of third parties. The association D’un bijou à l’autre cannot in any way be held responsible for any legal action in reference to work presented. Following the selection of the project, the participants grant D’un bijou à l’autre the right to use the images and texts transmitted in the various stages of organisation of the Parcours Bijoux and the photographs and/or videos taken during the Parcours Bijoux to be used in different media for promotional purposes.