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To promote the dissemination of artists' work at each stage of their lives, ADAGP has devised a scholarship program to support them in particular in this major stage, which is the publication of a first monograph.


The Collection Monographie grants help support artists in the major stage of publishing their first monograph. Such a work is an essential tool for the dissemination of an artist's work, but it is an approach whose cost is often an obstacle.

Ten grants, amounting to € 15,000 each, will help finance the first monographic work of artists members of ADAGP. The whole repertoire of society can participate (plastic arts, comics, design, photography, sculpture ...).


     Who can apply?

Artists must have at least 10 years of professional career (exhibitions, participation in fairs…),

Be a member of ADAGP for at least 3 years,

The publication project must be presented by the artist or his heirs in association with a publisher, an art center or a gallery.



     For what type of work?

The publication must relate to the artist’s first monograph (reference work, ambitious for the artist, covering at least 10 years of work) or a reasoned catalog. It is not an exhibition catalog.

The publication must be part of an event (exhibition in a gallery, art center, book signing, symposium, etc.),

The publication must be made within 2 years of the award of the scholarship,

Minimum circulation of 500 copies.


     Who will receive this scholarship?

The artist or his estate.


     What are the application procedures?

The candidate must send the complete application file, typed, saved in a single document in pdf format, in French and only electronically to the following address: comprising the following elements:


1 / Administrative file

The completed and signed form

Certificate on the honor of the artist who does not have a monograph published in France and abroad

The CV of the artist or group concerned by the monograph with, where appropriate, indication of the gallery the representative (s)

The CV of the author of the texts (1 page maximum)

The CV of the graphic designer (1 page maximum)

Presentation of the gallery, art center or publishing house - indication of SIRET number (1 page maximum)



2 / Artistic file

The presentation of the monograph project (artist's note of intent - approximately one typed page) with in particular the technical data of the work (text languages, number of pages, number of illustrations, format, print, date of publication, sale price envisaged…)

The intention of the author of the texts concerning the editorial part of the work (1 page maximum)

The book's mock-up (4-5 pages or graphic designer’s note)

10 digital photographs of legendary works illustrating the book project (works representative of the work over several years, no exhibition views)

The certificate from the publishing house, art center or gallery of its commitment to publish the proposed monograph


3 / Technical file

The detailed budget indicating the expenses (with the workstations for manufacturing the work) and the detailed financing plan (with the quantified financial contributions from the gallery, the publisher, the art center, the various partners… indicating the amounts acquired and in progress).

The different manufacturing quotations for the HT publication dated for all the publication manufacturing stations

The presentation of the event that will accompany the publication of the work (maximum one page)



Calendar of the call for applications:

Launch of the call for applications: April 14, 2020

Application deadline: September 23, 2020 2 p.m.

Jury meeting: end of November 2020

Announcement of artists receiving the grant: end of November 2020



To apply:

The candidate must send the complete application file, typed, saved in a single document in pdf format, in French and only electronically to the following address: (link sends e-mail)

►►► Download the application file (FR)

►►► Download the rules (FR)



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