Mezzanine Sud - Prix des Amis des Abattoirs

2023 Edition - Call for projects

Supported by Les Amis des Abattoirs, this prize marks the commitment of Les Abattoirs, Musée - Frac Occitanie Toulouse, to the development of contemporary artistic creation. It highlights the dynamism of the young local scene and rewards artists under 35 years of age who are linked to the Occitanie region, whether by their place of birth, study or work.

Chosen by a jury, the winners receive an exhibition space, a production budget and fees. Today, this prize continues to gain regional and national recognition, and serves as a springboard for most of the winning artists (acquisitions in public collections, new exhibition projects, etc.).


This prize is intended for artists under 35 years of age who have a relationship with Occitania. This link may concern the place of birth, residence, work or training. Applications from single artists, duos or groups of artists are accepted.


The files are examined by a jury composed of the management and artistic direction of the Abattoirs, art advisors from the Ministry of Culture, an art critic, a former prize-winning artist and two representatives of the Friends of the Abattoirs.


The winners participate in the annual exhibition "Mezzanine Sud". In this group exhibition, each winner is given a space of approximately 80m2. In addition to technical support from the Abattoirs for the realization of their exhibition, each winner receives a production budget of 3,000 euros (creation, transportation, performance, etc.) and a lump sum corresponding to their fees of 1,000 euros.