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The COAL – Culture & Diversity student prize is dedicated to the theme of plants, in partnership with the French Nature Reserves for its fourth edition.

Created in 2019 by the Culture & Diversity Foundation and the COAL association, the COAL – Culture & Diversity Student Prize aims to support, through a residency in partnership with the Nature Reserves of France, students from schools in the artistic and cultural field who experiment and propose concrete and creative solutions to the ecological transition.

Plant! This is the theme of the 2023 edition. Symbiosis between the state and the process, Plante ! thus gathers in one word the noun plant, living and abundant ecosystem, and the imperative of the verb plant, action at the same time disruptive and founding. The COAL – Culture & Diversity 2023 Student Award invites students to deploy their creative forces to create an inventive and resilient plant-based way of thinking that will allow the world of tomorrow to flourish.

The winning artist will receive a grant to support production and a residency in one of France’s 350 nature reserves, as well as support from the site’s educational and scientific teams to implement his/her project.

The Culture & Diversity Foundation, a Fimalac corporate foundation created by Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière, aims to promote access to the arts and culture for young people from modest backgrounds. Since its launch in 2006, it has been designing and implementing sustainable programs directly in the field with its cultural, educational and social partners. More than 50,000 young people have already benefited from its actions.

The association COAL, created in France in 2008 by professionals of contemporary art, ecology and research, mobilizes artists and cultural actors on societal and environmental issues. Through the COAL Prize, international cooperation actions and nearly a hundred exhibitions and cultural projects in the territory, COAL is the first French actor to promote the emergence of a new culture of ecology.






The Culture & Diversity Foundation grants the winner

  • a two-month residency in one of France’s 350 nature reserves,
  • a production grant of 5,000 euros.

The winner will be accompanied throughout his or her residency by the educational and scientific teams of the nature reserve for the implementation of the project. The Fondation Culture & Diversité covers the residency fees. In the event that the winning project is carried by a collective, the conditions of residence will be specifically reviewed.



Be a student in a school in the arts and culture field and have completed two years of higher education. Student groups are eligible. The list of schools in the artistic and cultural field is attached.


Eligible Regions: Open for All

Application Process

  • Application via form. Files must consist of the following documents, assembled in a single PDF file, not to exceed 30 MB, entitled: NAME_First_Name_Student_2023_Project Title:
    • a detailed description of the project with regard to the selection criteria;
    • a technical note and a budget estimate;
    • two visuals illustrating the project, at least ; – a CV and an artistic file;
    • a 2022-2023 school certificate.


Application Deadline: March 19, 2023

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For Further Queries

For more information visit their official website or contact Sarah FRAPPIER Culture & Diversity Foundation [email protected]
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