Since 1986, the City of Marseille has developed a program supporting emerging artists.The City provides 13 studios(11 of which dedicated to artists under 35 years old) at a moderate rent for a duration of 23 months. Artists are selected by a jury of professionnals.
Triangle – Astérides provides on-going support to the studios’ resident artists, to help them develop their critical, technical and professional skills. The programme also brings the artists more visibility, and helps them prepare for the next stages in their career by improving their understanding of professional networks, mechanisms and issues, both nationally and internationally. By giving the artists the momentum they need, the programme aims to act as a springboard for their careers.
– Working with art critics: support interview, workshop visits by professionals, development of artist statement by a specialist writer.
– Professional development and training: law and tax, career development and networking, creating promotional tools.
– Promotion of the Marseille City art studios programme: management of website, organization of the Marseille City Studios Award (“Prix de la Ville de Marseille”) with an exhibition showcasing the work of participating artists, open studio events.
– Organisation of the Commission for the Marseille City Art Studios.