Initiated by the Bureau des arts plastiques | Institut francais Deutschland with the support of the French Ministry of Culture and the Institut français in Paris, PERSPEKTIVE has for five years now been supporting exchange and cooperation between France and Germany in the fields of art and architecture.
Innovation, dialogue, mobility and emerging talent are the fund’s guiding ideas. PERSPEKTIVE understands itself as an observatory for innovative projects and a laboratory for ideas and research. It fosters cultural cooperation between France and Germany, acting as a networking hub between the French and German art and architecture scenes.
The fund is conceived to encourage German and French institutions to test and develop new projects together. PERSPEKTIVE focuses on exchange and cooperation between German and French creatives by promoting exhibition projects, discursive formats like lectures and symposia, and experimental fields of encounter like festivals, workshops and performances. Whether artists and architects, curators, or theorists: PERSPEKTIVE supports emerging cultural professionals in a European context.
In the course of its four installments from 2015 to 2018, the PERSPEKTIVE funding program supported a total of 21 winning projects involving more than 300 culture producers and participants and approximately 60,000 visitors. All PERSPEKTIVE projects to date can be seen on our website www.fonds-perspektive.de.
With this year’s call, the PERSPEKTIVE fund is celebrating its 5th anniversary. The open call is addressed to cultural institutions such as museums, art and architecture centers, art associations, architectural studios and independent exhibition spaces in the fields of contemporary art and architecture in Germany and France. The 2019 call for projects is accepting submissions between 1 November and 1 December 2018.
Headed by Adeline Blanchard (director of the Bureau des arts plastiques), an independent German-French panel of experts will select the winning projects for 2019. These will be announced in February of next year.