–Funding Pool for Hologram Production with Annual Awards–
The Holographic Art Grant Award is a funding pool for artists to meet the production costs of producing art holograms. Established by the Hologram Foundation in Paris with additional support form the Center for the Holographic Arts in NYC the Program was launched in 2016 with six artists selected. The Holographic Art Grant Award is designed to enable artists to create new ambitious holographic artworks of the highest quality.
‘After 35 years in the holography business, I want to help the visual artists who select holography as a primary media. I believe that holography remains one of the most “magic” mediums. Whenever the public is exposed to holograms they are fascinated. I want to help artists to bring this fascination into the homes of art appreciators.’
Hugues Souparis, Founder of the Hologram Foundation
Get ready for a new wave of holographic art.
The Hologram Foundation established by Hugues Souparis, CEO of Surys, offers artists production grants. Having brought holograms onto money and passports Souparis now wants to help artists create holograms for our homes.
The Hologram Foundation provides funding to artists to produce art holograms that are easy to display. Half of the works created will be given back to the Foundation for exhibitions and sold to fund the next round of art holograms. The Holographic Art Grant Program brings together financial support from the Hologram Foundation and project support from the Center for the Holographic Arts (HoloCenter).
‘The Holographic Art Grant Program is a game changer for many artists who are limited by the production costs of art holograms. We have seen the public interest in holography grow and are excited by what artists will do next with this evolving medium.’
Dr Martina Mrongovius, Director, HoloCenter NYC
2016 Holographic Art Grant Award projects:
Michael Bleyenberg Creating Rainbows_Painting Light (Germany)
Patrick Boyd Morris Dancers (UK)
Lana Briscella CELESTIAL BALLERINA (USA)
Pascal Gauchet Totem (France)
Setsuko Ishii Fragment of Nature (Japan)
Fred Unterseher Kinetic Figures (USA)
Stay tuned for the exhibitions and open call for 2017 production.
image: Holograms by Jean-François Moreau, from the Hologram Foundation Collection, Toulon Art Museum, 2015 photo by Francesco Mazzero