Calls for creation

The Regional Fund for the creation of contemporary tapestry was launched in 2010, gathering the Regional Council of Aquitaine-Limousin-POitou-Charentes, the Departmental Council of Creuse and the Community of Communes Aubusson-Felletin. Within this frame, a call for creation is launched every year. 

The calls for contemporary creation : how they work ?

The calls for contemporary creation are organised in two stages. As a first step, the artists are invited to propose an artistic intent, from which the jury designates the final candidates. These candidates are allowed to rework their project before presenting it to the jury composed equally of experts and elected representatives. The award-winning artworks are then produced following the skills and techniques of Aubusson tapestry, as recognized by UNESCO on the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity Representative List. A public consultation for the weaving is launched among the weavers’ workshops. This process reflects the question of the adaptation of the artistic project of the creator, by the craftsman and his know-how and expertise.