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Call for entries for the Sisley Beaux-Arts de Paris Prize for Young Creation - 2021 edition

Artists, graduate (DNSAP) of the Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2018, 2019 or 2020, all practices combined

In 2021, Sisley renewed its commitment to promoting the emerging contemporary art scene while supporting the place of women in art and society with the second edition of the Sisley Beaux-Arts de Paris Prize for Young Creation. This distinction, awarded by an exclusively female jury, is intended for an artist, male or female, who graduated (DNSAP) from the school's Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2018, 2019 or 2020.


Alongside Christine d'Ornano, Deputy Managing Director of Sisley and President of this jury, inspired and inspiring women who come together to elect the next winner, share their vision and bring professional perspectives and sensibilities to bear on contemporary issues that art can embody or illustrate.


Will be gathered together :
Christine d'Ornano, Deputy Executive Director of Sisley and President of the Jury
Kathy Alliou, in charge of cultural and scientific development at the Beaux-Arts de Paris
Aure Atika, actress
Bénédicte Burrus, Director of the Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery
Erin Doherty, Managing Editor ELLE
Mélina Gazsi, author, journalist, design specialist
Alexandra Golovanoff, creator, journalist, producer
Angelica Mesiti, artist, professor at the Beaux-Arts de Paris. "Assembly" Australian Pavilion,
Venice Biennale 2019 and Palais de Tokyo 2019
Camille Morineau, curator, art historian, founder of AWARE
Karolina Orzelek, artist, winner of the Sisley Beaux-Arts de Paris Prize for Young Creation 2020
Floriane de Saint-Pierre, President of the Friends of the Centre Pompidou
Amélia Tavella, architect
Camille Thomas, cellist
Diana Widmaier Picasso, Curator, Art Historian
Marie-Cécile Zinsou, art historian, founder of the Zinsou Foundation in Benin


In order to support and promote the winner of the Sisley Beaux-Arts de Paris Prize for Young Creation, Sisley awards a €5,000 grant to help him in his future projects, and organizes an exhibition of his work at the brand's headquarters as part of the cultural season of the Trois Cinq Friedland.


Organized in resonance with International Women's Rights Day on March 8, the exhibition has the dual purpose of honoring the work of the laureate and the view of the female jury.


  • A4 file in digital version in pdf
  • Records will be kept
  • 15 pages maximum including a CV, one or more texts presenting the work and visuals of the works
  • Audition of 15 minutes for pre-selected candidates on the spot and possibly at a distance for candidates who are unable to attend.

The laureate will have to make himself available for the organization of his exhibition in the spaces of the Sisley headquarters (3 avenue Friedland, Paris 8). The works to be exhibited as part of this exhibition must already be produced and available.


Vernissage Thursday, May 20, 2021 from 6:30 pm to 9 pm
Exhibition until July 1, 2021 


Sending digital files until February 22, 2021 at midnight.



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Call for applications - creation of a visual for the tarpaulin covering the restoration site of the horseshoe staircase of the Château de Fontainebleau

Reserved for Beaux-Arts de Paris, 4th and 5th year students and DNSAP 2018, 2019 and 2020 graduates.

Terms and Conditions

The work selected following this call for projects will be printed on PVC sheeting and installed from March 2021 to early 2022.

  • Technique: graphic or photographic creation
  • Theme: drawing inspiration from the Château de Fontainebleau, the Horseshoe Staircase and its rich history.
  • Reserve spaces for mandatory mentions
  • Integrate the yellow color characteristic of the Kärcher brand
  • Visual to support a very large format enlargement
  • The creation must be original and individual
  • 1 winning artist selected, endowment 5 000 € TTC

The endowment includes the material transfer of the work and the transfer of the copyright attached to the created work, as well as assistance with the formatting and printing of the visual on the final tarpaulin.


An information meeting will take place on January 7, 2021 at 2:30 pm in the Cour d'Honneur of the Château de Fontainebleau. This meeting is not mandatory but it is advised to attend. It will include a presentation of the castle, the staircase and the restoration project.

Submission of files until January 28, 2021 (midnight).


Interested applicants will be required to submit a single PDF file of less than 10 MB by email containing :

  • a short description of the work they are submitting and their artistic choice;
  • sketches or photos of the work and its setting;
  • their contact information: last name, first name, address, telephone, email, year of study or degree.

A jury composed of representatives of the Château de Fontainebleau, Kärcher and the Beaux-Arts de Paris will determine the winning artist.

The graphic creation will be printed and installed in February 2021, for about a year.

Contact for the submission of your files:



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