“Semapa, an urban development company of the Paris Rive Gauche area in the 13th arrondissement of Paris, is launching an international call for applications open to all forms of artistic creation. The artwork will be located nearby the François Mitterrand Library – National Library of France, on a public site currently under construction. The project should draw on the specificities of its surroundings and contribute to both the attractivity and the centrality of this blooming urban area. The provisional budget, including fees and production costs, amounts to 600.000 euros, excluding taxes.
The selection will take place in two steps.
The first part will be open to all applicants; a maximum of five artists will be selected to participate in the second phase. Each of these artists will have until the final trimester of 2012 to produce sketches on the basis of the contract specifications. Each of these proposals will be compensated in the amount of 15.000 euros, including taxes.
Candidates must complete and send their application before Friday, March 3rd 2012. The artwork is scheduled for completion for the final quarter of 2013.