Two studio-lofts are available for rent for professional or aspiring artists, in the building called “The Visit”, in the heart of Wesserling Park, from January 2023.

Presentation of the general context

Located at the bottom of the Thann Valley, within the Community of Communes of the Saint-Amarin Valley (landlord of the place), you will be surrounded by mountains and rivers, in the heart of the Wesserling Park. A former textile industrial site, it now includes housing, shops, associations and businesses as well as an «Ecomuseum» (gardens, castle, museum, wastelands, chapel...).

Since 2020, the Community of Communes has been involved in a cultural policy project, promoting the implementation of transmission actions and artistic interventions in the territory (schools, EHPAD, associations, etc.).

The Collective of Possibilities

Since 2017, the Collectif des Possibles has been working in this context. Its mission is to COME TOGETHER TO DEVELOP AND SHARE A MULTIDISCIPLINARY, ARTISTIC AND CULTURAL SPACE, ROOTED IN ITS TERRITORY.

It is organized through a mode of consent governance. The collaborative work is divided among ten permanent or temporary committees (created according to the needs of the moment) composed by forty active members of the collective, all artists and/or volunteers.

It meets 3 times a year at Agoras, the highlights of reviews and decisions for the orientation of actions. A trio of employees coordinates and supports the activity of the structure.

The fields of action

The actions of the Collective are grouped around 3 main axes: the creation (with a reception of temporary artistic residencies), the transmission (offer workshops every Wednesday during the school period, internships for adults, teens and children, projects of varied territory and a collective garden where permaculture and culture mingle) , the dissemination (involving the organization of shows, exhibitions and outings of residences including a biennial highlight: the Festival Multi Prises).

What does it mean to be an active member?

It means participating in the Agoras, taking part in initiatives and acting within one or more committees.

The Visit?

It is a building composed of about ten loft-workshops for artists. It is the central place of the Collectif des Possibles. There live and work artists from different disciplines and backgrounds who are all active and committed members of the Collective. It is located in the Wesserling Park at 4 b Rue des Fabriques - 68470 Fellering.

Read more on the website wwww.collectifdespossibles.fr, and on Facebook and Instagram.

What are the prerequisites for applying?

Is sought, an artist whose approach could fit into the project of the collective.

The future candidate must justify his need for a workshop space to develop his practice, as well as a professional experience, even for beginners. He or she will have to become an active member, which involves participating in the Agoras, registering and taking part in the actions of at least one commission, and having an appetite for transmission (mainly to a young audience.) The workshops offered by the artists are remunerated.

People who know how to combine personal and collaborative work, the idea being of course that one serves the other. Note: for duo applications, Loft 6 is better suited.

Candidacy

Sent to residence@collectifdespossibles.fr with email subject: CANDIDATURE LOFT PERMANENT

Application Deadline: November 15, 2022

For any information: by email or telephone on 07 68 48 47 00 (Sybille)

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