Conditions to apply:

  • To propose an original artwork conceived and written for the public space. The artwork’s presence in a public space is not sufficient; it must propose in, addition, a reflection or dialogue with the surrounding environment.
  • To propose an original artwork using or questioning digital practices in resonance with the theme of the biennial : the NIGHT.
  • To have an executive producer, who will ensure the administrative and financial follow-up of the production of the artwork. It is understood that projects not managed by an executive producer will not be selected.
  • The artwork must be completed for the opening of the biennial in November 2022.
  • A particular attention to the eco-responsibility of the project will be part of the selection criteria.

The platform’s contributions

Financial support

The amount of financial support will be decided after studying the estimated budget presented by the executive producer. This contribution includes the transfer price of the artwork for its distribution and the mobilization of the artist for the time of assembly and disassembly if necessary. Possibility of private co-financing by our sponsorship club, the Digital Art Club.

Artistic, technical and logistical assistance

Support during the writing and production phases on technical and logistical aspects, contact with specialized technicians, contribution and sharing of aesthetic and scenographic resources.


Depending on the needs of the project, some of the platform’s partners offer support for one or more residencies (see the descriptions of the residency locations and spaces in the presentation of the partners below).

Distribution during the Biennale and assistance with distribution in our regional, national and international networks following the Biennale. The selected artworks will be shown during the opening weekend of CHRONICLES “Les Nuits” : three evenings composed of a journey in public space in Marseille and Aix-en-Provence.


May 3, 2021
  • Opening of the calls for projects
July 21, 2021
  • Closing of the calls for projects
Mid-October, 2021
  • Selection jury
 Late October, 2021
  • Selection interview
Early November, 2021
  • Announcement of results


As part of its production platform, Chroniques offers residency support to winning artists. Below is the residency partner place that you can choose in the context of this call for projects. You can choose this location in the application form or indicate that you are not interested in a residency.

Lieux Publics – Centre national et pôle européen de création pour l’espace public

Lieux publics is a place of creation and production, a shelter for artists and companies who make the city the place, the object and the subject of their creations. With an assembly and rehearsal hall with a surface area of 425 m2, a construction workshop equipped for wood and metal work, a 160 m2 blackout rehearsal room, a writing room, a sound studio, a storage space, accommodation, not to mention shared outdoor spaces at the Cité des arts de la rue, Lieux publics is a place where artists can be accommodated in optimal conditions and where it can best fulfill its creative missions. Lieux Publics is a structure directed by an artist, Pierre Sauvageot, composer and inventor of artistic objects for the public space. Lieux Publics manages the European network IN SITU: 20 partners in 12 countries provide co-productions and cross-programming, European nomadic residencies, seminars and reflections, identification and actions on the scale of our continent. Lieux publics is in charge of commissioning artists, shows, ephemeral participative interventions, the invention of new relationships with the public in Marseille and in the region through its different events.

Possible residencies: To be determined with the selected artist according to his/her needs

Resources: Spaces of center creation