Call for Jersey Artists to take part in French Exhibition

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For a fourth year running, the Jersey Arts Trust is partnering with Forum des Arts to send a selection of Jersey artists to St. Malo  to participate in the city’s three-day arts festival. We are delighted to be opening up the application process for 2016 and would like to invite Jersey artists, aged between the ages of 15-35, to take part.

The event is coordinated by the city of Saint-Malo and runs via the Service Information Jeunesse et Animation de la Ville. Forum des Arts has been running annually since 2003 and promotes the work of young artists between the ages of 15-35. The Forum des Arts features performances, concerts, workshops and exhibitions, with the historic streets of Saint-Malo as a backdrop. Around 200 – 300 amateur and professional young artists take part every year.

We’re looking for Jersey-based visual artists to take part in this year’s Forum des Arts to showcase the best young artistic talent that Jersey has to offer. You can register by filling out a registration form, that can be downloaded HERE, which needs to include photographs of your work, before Friday 12th February 2016.

This year’s Forum is taking place on the 6th, 7th and 8th May 2016 in St. Malo, and Jersey Arts Trust is excited to offer Jersey artists the opportunity to participate. Tom Dingle, Director of Jersey Arts Trust, said:

“We’re delighted to be continuing our partnership with Forum des Arts. Due to the strength of work from previous Jersey exhibitors who have taken part, the organisers would like to again specially extend the invitation to Jersey Artists. It’s a great opportunity for young Artists to meet their European counterparts and also to exhibit their work to an entirely new audience. I’d highly recommend that any qualifying artist applies to make the most of this unique opportunity.”

Forum des Arts does not ask for artists to pay fees to showcase their work (and work is not for sale), however prices of the pieces can be displayed during the exhibition. The event acts as a chance for artists to network and get their work profiled on a larger scale.

All travel, accommodation and meals will be taken care of throughout the weekend. The selected artists will be required to stay on site for the three-day duration of the event and will be responsible for the security of their work.

For more information about the Forum des Arts and how you can apply, please contact: Alice Bravery at


  1. Naomi West (1 year ago)

    Hello, are you taking applications this year (2016)?

    Many thanks
    Naomi West

    • sarah (1 year ago)

      Hello Naomi,

      We are indeed taking applications for this year’s Forum des Arts. The deadline for all applications this year is Friday 12 February 2016.

      Please contact us on 01534 617521 or email if you have any more questions, we are happy to talk to you about any questions you may have.

      Many thanks,

      Alice – Jersey Arts Trust.