artconnexion offers residencies abroad and thus contributes to the internationalisation of the Hauts-de-France artistic community. The objective of these stays is not necessarily to produce a work or an exhibition but to observe, enrich one's network and develop new practices. Over the years, lasting links have been created with several countries such as Japan, Norway and the United Kingdom.

The selection of artists is based on an artistic project to which the organisation responds logistically, financially and individually. An artist may be hosted by artconnexion or we may propose to support the artist’s research in another territory. The choice is not based on artistic trends but on real aesthetic and human choices.

artconnexion also offers artists the opportunity to work in the region. From the European Metropolitan Area of Lille to the Côte d'Opale, the Hauts-de-France region is a fertile ground for contemporary creation. artconnexion is therefore a tool for producing artistic experiments, primarily dedicated to creators.

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Gregory Buchert

Résidence à Ault

Janvier - mai 2022

Ault, Baie de Somme


"Ma résidence de création à Ault s’est déroulée en parallèle de l’invitation qui m’a été faite - via le programme des Nouveaux commanditaires - d’imaginer une œuvre dans l’espace public, destinée à réinscrire le phare maritime communal sur la cartographie de la ville, et dans l’affect des habitants."