The plastic arts department of DAC Martinique contributes to the definition, application and adaptation of the Ministry of Culture and Communication’s policy on the development and dissemination of contemporary creation.
The missions of the service
It provides technical advice or financial support to regional projects and reviews grant applications. It provides expertise, information and advice to creators in order to facilitate their professional, artistic and economic integration.
In consultation with the General Directorate of Artistic Creation, DRAC plastic arts services support the operation of the art colleges under the direction of the Ministry of Culture and Communication and, in Martinique, of the Regional Institute of Visual Arts created in 1984 , which became in 2011 the Department of Visual Ars of the Caribbean Campus of Arts.
In addition, DAC Martinique proposes in partnership with the Agecif, CIPAC, the CNFPT continuing education in the field of visual arts.
DAC Martinique supports the development of the contemporary creation in all its forms.
Individual support for creation aims to facilitate the realization of a project or an artistic approach. It allows artists to conduct artistic research for the realization of a major project. This is not a dissemination aid (exhibition, publishing).
Facility Allocation and the purchase of equipment meets the material needs of artists in terms of equipment. It improves working conditions in the workshop.
This aid is granted once a year by a commission designated by prefectural decree.
The committee meets once a year.
The deadline for submitting applications is 31 March of each year.
In 2016, the Commission for the Allocation of Decentralized Aid to the Visual Arts, meeting at the DAC on 14 April, allocated an allocation for the installation of a workshop and the purchase of equipment to Hélène Raffestin, as well as individual creative assistance to Robert Charlotte, David Gumbs and Ricardo Ozier-Lafontaine.
In 2017, the Commission for the Award of Decentralized Aid to the Visual Arts, meeting at the DAC on May 11, allocated a workshop installation and equipment purchase allowance to Mathieu Guérard and Jean-Luc Toussaint, as well as individual support for Jean-Marc Bullet, Mario Gilbert, Sarah Agathe Salomon and Cédric Petitjean Roget.
Meeting held on 29 May 2018 to the DAC, the Commission for the Allocation of Decentralized Aid to the Visual Arts, has allocated individual aid to the creation of Agnès Brézephin-Coulmin, Nicolas Derné, Jean-Louis Saïz, Henri Tauliaut and a workshop installation and equipment allowance for Julie Bessard, David Gumbs, Raphaëlle Jacquemin and Pierrette Varsier.
The Department of Visual Arts also supports broadcasting structures that pay particular attention to artists engaged in contemporary approaches. In the absence of specialized structures such as FRAC and Art Centres, it supports labelled structures with a mission to disseminate the visual arts.
It also pays particular attention to associations and to the artist collectives that develop a unifying and structuring project.
Given its geographical context, the influence of Martinique artists in the Caribbean is a priority.
The public order
The Department of Visual Arts defines and coordinates procedures related to public procurement.
Result of collaboration between State and local authorities, public institutions or private partners, the aim of this scheme is to contribute to the visibility of creation in the territory and to the requalification of urban and rural spaces while contributing to the enrichment of the national heritage and the living environment by the presence of works of art outside the institutions specialized in the field of contemporary art.
The 1% artistic
The plastic arts department follows the procedures related to the 1% artistic . It is a device which consists in devoting 1% of the financing of the construction cost to the commission or acquisition of one or more works of art specifically designed for public buildings to the commission or acquisition of one or more works of art specifically designed for them.
Anthoni DOMINGUEZ: Advisor Plastic Arts and Museums
Tel: 05 96 60 87 59