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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - Artists

1. How to exhibit in Carré d'artistes® contemporary art galleries?

2. How to exhibit on the online art gallery : www.carredartistes.com?

3. Can an artist exhibit in all Carré d’artistes® galleries?

4. Is it possible to exhibit in other galleries?

5. Is Carré d’artistes® always looking for artists to exhibit in our galleries?

6. Is a SIRET registration number required? (in France)

7. Where can I get information about the tax rules applicable to self-employed artists? (in France)

8. Do the artworks need to be on a stretched canvas frame?

9. What kind of canvas should be used?

10. What exact sizes are required for Carré d’artistes® exhibitions?

11. Where can I get the Carré d’artistes® terms and conditions of exhibition?

12. Do you organise openings?

1. How to exhibit in Carré d'artistes® contemporary art galleries?


Go to the "Spontaneous application" section to find out more


2. How to exhibit on the online art gallery, www.carredartistes.com?


The Carré d’artistes® website is for artists exhibiting their works in Carré d’artistes® galleries. A selection of 100 artists from the 600 artists exhibited is shown on this website. Every month, one to two artists are replaced by new ones so that new artists can promote their work on the site.


3. Can an artist exhibit in all Carré d’artistes® galleries?


In order to respect the creative process and allow the necessary time for inspiration, an artist only exhibits in one gallery at a time. At the end of an exhibition in one gallery, the artist’s works are transferred by Carré d’artistes® to another gallery.


4. Is it possible to exhibit in other galleries?


Yes, it is possible to exhibit in other galleries. Carré d’artistes® encourages artists to promote and exhibit their work provided that the prices are consistent with the Carré d'artistes® prices. However, exhibitions in galleries like Carré d’artistes® must be approved by Carré d’artistes®.


5. Is Carré d’artistes® always looking for artists to exhibit in our galleries?


Carré d’artistes® is constantly on the look-out for new talented artists. Our aim is to exhibit artists from all over the world and support creative endeavour worldwide. In order to support foreign and multi-cultural artists in exhibition spaces, a system of recommendation has been set up for artists.

6. Is a SIRET registration number required? (in France)


Yes, a SIRET number is compulsory for artists resident in France. You can apply for one at your local tax office.
Foreign artists do not have to submit any specific paperwork when they are registered in their own country.


7. Where can I get information about the tax rules applicable to self-employed artists? (in France)


The legal and tax requirements guide for artists and artistic businesses may provide the information you need (written by Véronique Chambaud, published by Dunod) or the CNAP website. You need to officially apply for the status of independent artist with the relevant authorities. You can get a great deal of information on the www.lamaisondesartistes.fr and www.agessa.org websites.


8. Do the artworks need to be on a stretched canvas frame?


No, all works exhibited (sizes: 13x13cm, 19x19cm, 25x25cm, 36x36cm) are mounted on a mat by Carré d’artistes®.


9. What kind of canvas should be used?


Any kind of good quality canvas can be used: cut canvas, canvas board, paper, board, wood, metal… For thicker works (more than 2mm thick), cuts must be done carefully and the edges must be painted.


10. What exact sizes are required for Carré d’artistes® exhibitions?

    • For thin works (less than 2 mm):
Carré d’artistes® mat in cmWorks to be delivered in cm

Art work size 13x13

12x12Between 13x13 et 14x14 max

Art work size  19x19

18x18Between 19x19 et 20x20 max

Art work size  25x25

24x24Between 25x25 et 26x26 max

Art work size  36x36

35x35Between 36x36 et 37x37 max

  • For thick works (more than 2 mm thick), cuts must be done carefully and edges must be painted.

11. Where can I get the Carré d’artistes® terms and conditions of exhibition?

If your contribution is pre-selected, Carré d'artistes will sends you the terms and conditions on request.


12. Do you organise openings?

Carré d’artistes® galleries do not organise openings for each new artist exhibiting. New exhibitions are announced 2 weeks before the opening date, with one 36x36cm work being displayed in the gallery. Events such as dedications are organised several times a year in order to promote exhibitions and allow artists to meet their audience.


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