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Announcement
January 14, 2016

Artists’ Development Programme: artists’ residencies and mentoring

European Investment Bank Institute
EIB headquarters, Luxembourg city. Courtesy of European Investment Bank Institute.

The European Investment Bank (EIB) Institute is pleased to announce the 2016 edition of its Artists’ Development Programme (ADP), targeting two visual artists (aged less than 35) from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Sweden.

The ADP provides an opportunity for emerging visual artists to develop their practice during a month-long residency in Luxembourg by creating a new (body of) work(s). During this time, they will each be mentored by acclaimed British artist Darren Almond.

Eligibility
–Less than 35 years of age at the time of application
–Nationality of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, or Sweden
–Fluency in English

Budget and duration
The EIB Institute will take over the artists’ travel costs to and from Luxembourg, to include a stopover to visit Darren Almond in London. The artists will receive a stipend (EUR 100 per day each) and will be provided a living/working space. At the end of the residency, the participants will receive a success fee of EUR 1,500 each, provided they have produced an artwork. The duration of the residency in Luxembourg will be one month in June 2016.

Upon completion of the residency, the EIB might acquire the artwork(s), which was (were) produced on site, from the artists.

Application procedure Requirements
CV (in English)
–Scanned copy of the passport or identity card of the applicant evidencing nationality of one of the above-mentioned countries
–A letter of motivation/intent specifying personal drive and expectations for the programme (maximum 500 words, in English)
–Portfolio of visual documentation of works best characterising the art of the applicant (in PDF, four A4 pages maximum)
–Names and contact details of two professional referees, familiar with the art of the applicant
–A brief reference in the body of the email to how the applicant found out about the programme

Selection procedure
A jury, consisting of members of the EIB Institute Arts Committee, external arts professionals, and the mentor, will select the candidates based on the artistic quality of their work, their motivations, the applicants’ potential to use the residency to maximum benefit, and the relevance of the applicants’ practices to the cultural context of the EIB Institute.

The selected candidates will be informed of the jury’s result via email by beginning of April 2016.
Any application which does not comply with the set requirements will be automatically eliminated.

The applications should be sent digitally to Ms. Delphine Munro.

About: Darren Almond / European Investment Bank / EIB Institute’s Arts programme / ADP

 

Artists’ Development Programme presented by European Investment Bank

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