The Ronan Guillou Grants are launched within the framework of the CIVIS MARITIMUS program, which proposes to explore the relationship between Man and the sea in order to address essential issues related to the ocean.

European photographers and from the southern shores of the Mediterranean, you have a project associating man and the marine world, apply for the 1st edition of the Ronan Guillou Grants ! 

In 2023, on the occasion of Montpellier 2028 – European Capital of Culture, in partnership with the festival ImageSingulières (Sète) and the Rencontres photographiques FALM Face à la Mer (Tangier), two grants for photographic creation are offered to European photographers and photographers from the southern shore of the Mediterranean.

From the same territory, for this first edition the “Occitania” region, two photographers will each carry out a committed photographic project, the results of which will be shared during events in Sète (October 2023) and Tangier (November 2023).

Each photographer will receive 4.000€ and accommodation in Sète for a period of 4 weeks from May 18 to June 18, 2023 to realize his or her project, with a final delivery of the elements expected by July 31, 2023.


Open Call : from March 6 to April 23, 2023
Jury: April 27, 2023
Reception in Sète: May 18 to June 18, 2023
Restitution in Sète: October 2023
Restitution in Tangier: November 2023

© 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 sought, as he said, to detect the discreet surreality that emanates from the ordinary. The Ronan Guillou grants created within the framework of the CIVIS MARITIMUS program extend this quest by questioning man’s relationship to the marine world from one shore of the Mediterranean to the other.