Measures to promote the international dissemination of the French art scene, implemented by the CPGA from the 1970s onwards, have been at the heart of the CPGA’s action since the years 20210 and the presidency of Georges-Philippe Vallois: “The difficulty French artists have in gaining international recognition both artistically and commercially has confirmed the need for an export policy.
Commissioned by the CPGA in 2015 to Nathalie Moureau, an art market economist, a study on artists’ careers provides an overview of the place of the French scene internationally, and helps identify potential strategies. The study highlighted the low representation of French artists abroad and recommended the development of international networks.
The CNAP (Centre National D’arts Plastiques),
CPGA’s Partner In The Export Of The French Scene
Provided for the first time in 1997, the public subsidy granted to galleries participating in a foreign fair has gone through the years, its budget fluctuating according to the organization in charge of its payment. Recovered by the Ministry of Culture via the CNAP in 2017, this support meets a growing need of galleries, due to the increase in the financial burden. On the one hand, the average costs of renting stands have increased sharply and on the other hand the unavoidable character of fairs in the economy of galleries tends to induce an increase in the number of events attended each year.
This aid to fairs is part of a set of devices, intended for contemporary art galleries installed in France, in order to support their various production and distribution actions as well as the deployment of their activity internationally.
The CPGA’s “Etant Donnés” Residency in the United States
Since 2017, the Comité Professionnel des Galeries d’Art has been associated with the Étant Donnés fund, developed by the FACE Foundation in collaboration with the cultural services of the French Embassy in the United States and the French Institute, which strengthens ties between France and the United States in the field of contemporary art, encouraging sustainable partnerships between artists, curators and institutions.
The CPGA supports an annual residency allowing a French artist from one of its member galleries to spend two to four months in the United States to develop their work and network.
The CPGA Member Of The Trampoline Network
The CPGA is taking part in the creation of the Trampoline Network in 2019 of which it has been a member ever since. Trampoline brings together 14 private cultural structures that federate their efforts to carry a collective action in favor of the international influence of the French artistic scene. The association implements actions that aim to amplify the ecosystem of contemporary art in France and demonstrate its richness. The association’s networking, the complementarity of the actions undertaken by its members and its external collaborations allow a synergy of resources and knowledge, essential for actions with greater impact.
The CPGA Supports De L’association Pour La Diffusion Internationale De L’art Français (ADIAF)
CPGA is a patron of L’Association pour la diffusion internationale de l’art français, founded in 1994 with the ambition to act for the international influence of the French scene through three developed axes:
– To highlight the artists of the French scene with the Marcel Duchamp Prize created by the ADIAF in 2000
– To ensure a better international visibility for French artists and artists living in France by organizing exhibitions that offer an open and plural panorama of the French scene.
– To develop the spirit of collecting with a program of events dedicated to the members of the association (more than 60 proposals each year).