The Ronan Guillou Grants are launched as part of the CIVIS MARITIMUS program, which aims to explore the relationship between Man and the Sea, and to challenge the essential issues facing the Ocean.

Photographers from Europe and the southern shores of the Mediterranean, you have a project associating man and the marine world, apply for the 2nd edition of the Ronan Guillou Grants!

In 2024, with the support of the city of Sète, and in synergy with the Itinérances Foto (Sète), two grants for photographic creation will be offered to professional European photographers and photographers from the southern shores of the Mediterranean.

For its second edition, CIVIS MARITIMUS is inviting two European photographers and/or photographers from the southern shores of the Mediterranean to produce a photographic project based on the same territory – the Occitanie region – and focusing on social, cultural, ecological and/or heritage issues linking human beings and the marine world.

Each photographer will receive an endowment of €4,000 and a two-month residency in Sète from May 7th to July 7th, 2024 to complete his or her project, with final delivery of the elements expected by September 15th, 2024 at the latest.

The second edition of the Bourses Ronan Guillou is supported by the town of Sète, M28 and Château Laurens, built in Agde from 1898 by collector Emmanuel Laurens.


Call for entries: March 4 to April 14, 2024
Jury: April 17th, 2024
Residence in Sète: May 7th to July 7th, 2024

Ronan Guillou, “Civis Maritimus, Favignana”, 2021

Civis maritimus, literally the Citizen of the Seas, is a long-term project conceived in synergy with the photographer Ronan Guillou, who died in 2022. Sailor and European at heart, the photographer wanted to undertake his own odyssey along the Mediterranean coast. Ronan Guillou was seeking, as he put it, to detect the discreet surreality that emanates from the ordinary. The Ronan Guillou Fellowships, created as part of the CIVIS MARITIMUS program, extend this quest by examining man’s relationship with the marine world from one shore of the Mediterranean to the other.