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Etant Donnés Prize – Call for proposal

Art & Design

An initiative of Villa Albertine and the French Professional Committee of Art Galleries

The CPGA (French Professional Committee of Art Galleries) and Villa Albertine have joined forces for the first time to launch the Etant Donnés 2022 Prize, awarded to a living artist active in the French art scene and exhibited at the Art Basel Miami Beach 2022.

Any gallery presenting at least one work from a French artist (or an artist based in France) at Art Basel Miami Beach is eligible to apply for the Etant Donnés 2022 Prize.

The winner of the Etant Donnés Prize will receive $15,000 cash prize, funded by CPGA, to be shared between the artist and the gallery.

The artist will be selected by a jury composed of 8 major French and American collectors and Museum directors. Art Basel will not be involved in the process of selecting the artist.

The jury will view the candidates’ presentations on the morning of November 29. Please note that the work(s) that galleries apply with have to be on view that morning.  The winner will be announced during a champagne toast that evening, organized in Miami by Villa Albertine and the French Embassy, in partnership with CPGA.

The Étant Donnés Prize is named after the Etant Donnés Fund, developed by Villa Albertine and the FACE Foundation, in partnership with the French Embassy in the United States, with the support of the Ministry of Culture, the French Institute, the Ford Foundation, the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, CHANEL and ADAGP. Since its inception in 1994, Etant Donnés has earned an international reputation by awarding over $3.3 million to fund more than 340 projects and up to 30 curators in hundreds of art institutions all over the United States and in France. The winner of the first Etant Donnés Prize was Kapwani Kiwanga, represented by Gallery Jérome Poggi.


Participation is free for all galleries from all countries.

In order to apply, please reply before the November 14, 2022 to the address: with the following requirements:

Name of the gallery

Name and mail of the reference person from your Gallery in Miami

Name of the artist

Number of artworks of this artist to be shown at your booth


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at:





In partnership with

FACE Foundation

FACE Foundation is an American nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting French-American relations through innovative cultural and educational projects. In partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, FACE Foundation promotes artistic, literary, and educational exchange and collaboration between creative professionals from both countries. With additional corporate, foundation, and individual support, FACE Foundation administers grant programs in the performing and visual arts, cinema, translation, and secondary and higher education, while providing financial sponsorship to French-American festivals and other cultural initiatives. FACE Foundation focuses on new and recent work of living artists and the promotion of bilingualism and the French language. 

Comité Professionnel des Galeries d’Art (CPGA)

Since 1947, the Professional Committee of Art Galleries (CPGA) represents galleries in France and defends their interests with politicians, institutional representatives and administrative authorities. It takes part in the elaboration of art market regulations and contributes to cultural policies favoring the development of the art sector. The Comité informs and advises its 340 member galleries, from antique dealers to contemporary art galleries, on the specifics of their status and obligations. For several years, the CPGA has been involved in major cultural events in order to build a better visibility of art galleries, true partners of artistic creation. It also works to develop the French art scene internationally. 

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