Call for projects - the 8th edition of New Settings programme.


The Fondation d’entreprise Hermès is launching a call for projects for the 8th edition of its New Settings programme.

This programme is devoted to the performing arts and is directed both to live performance artists (of all disciplines) and to visual artists who wish to create for the stage. Indeed, collaborations between performing artists and visual artists are encouraged.

It concerns hybrid performances with a predominant visual arts dimension, scheduled to be premiered between January and December 2018.

The supported productions thus meet at a crossroads between writing and modi operandi, questioning the relationship with the public in an innovative way. Each year the Foundation accompanies several projects. These new works are by both emerging and established artists and can have a national or international scope. The field of performance art conceived for exhibition spaces, however, is excluded from the call for projects.

The support the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès brings to these new productions is two-fold. On the one hand, the artists selected will receive financial aid for the production phase in order to help them complete their project. On the other, the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès will offer them performance dates in the autumn of 2018 in the Paris region, in partnership with cultural institutions.

Finally, the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès has built a partnership with the French Institute Alliance Française in order to present certain New Settings productions at the Crossing The Line festival in New York.

Project initiators have until 1 July 2017 to present their proposal to the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès.


New Settings #8 Competition rules and conditions.pdf

New Settings #8 Subscription form.doc 

Calendar for the 8th edition (2018)

-       7 March to 1 July 2017: submission of applications

-       October 2017: results announced

-       Autumn 2017 – Autumn 2018: project accompaniment

-       September – December 2018: performance of the supported projects in Paris or the Paris region.

-       September – October 2019: performance of a selection of New Settings projects at the Crossing the Line festival, in a dedicated showcase highlighting the New Settings programme.