Louis Roederer Discovery Award 2024

Les Rencontres de la Photographie d'Arles

The Rencontres d’Arles is opening its call for applications for the 2024 Discovery Award, part of the festival’s 55th edition.

The award’s aim is to promote the work of the selected artists, who will be showcased in the Discovery Award exhibition; and to reward the winning projects with the jury award of €15,000 and public award of €5,000.

Since 2021, the Rencontres d’Arles Discovery Award has integrated organizations that foster emerging artists—community spaces, independent exhibition sites, artist-run spaces, hybrid exhibition spaces, galleries, institutions, foundations—that clear the ground for, identify, and support artists. 

These organizations, important actors in supporting photography and artists, thus become mediators and discoverers, introducing to the Discovery Award artists whose work they have identified and followed,

These organizations are invited to propose an exhibition project by an artist they support whose work has recently been discovered or deserves to be seen by an international audience.

Projects selected for exhibition in the 2024 edition of the Rencontres d’Arles, in the Discovery Award exhibition, will be accompanied by the festival team and an exhibition curator invited by the Rencontres d’Arles.

During opening week, a jury selected by the festival will determine the jury award, which rewards an artist and the artist’s supporting organization by an acquisition of artworks in the amount of €15,000; festival visitors will determine the public award, which rewards an artist and the artist’s supporting organization by an acquisition of artworks in the amount of €5,000.


→ September 15, 2023: online application opening

→ November 6, 2023, midnight (Paris time): online application deadline

→ January 2024: shortlisted projects announced on the Rencontres d’Arles website

→ January 2024: exhibition planning timetable sent out for shortlisted projects; preparation of communications materials for press conference

→ February 2024: exhibition space selected; communications materials delivered

→ March 2024: Rencontres d’Arles press conference

→ March to May: launch through completion of project production

→ May 2024: works received in Paris or Arles

→ June 2024: exhibition mounted

→ Summer 2024: Discovery Award projects exhibited as part of the 55th edition of the Rencontres d’Arles

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