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February 2, 2015

Open call: Artists’ Development Programme (ADP), 2015

European Investment Bank Institute
Sjoerd van Leeuwen, Landfall Greifswald (after Caspar David Friedrich), 2014. Installation with photographs mounted on wooden structure, dimensions variable. Image courtesy of the European investment Bank Institute.

The European Investment Bank (EIB) Institute is pleased to announce the 2015 edition of its Artists’ Development Programme (ADP), targeting two visual artists (aged less than 35) from Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Malta and Turkey.

The ADP provides an opportunity for the two emerging visual artists to develop their practice during a four–six week residency in Luxembourg. During this time, they will each be mentored by a leading peer, internationally acclaimed British artist Darren Almond.

The ADP aims to promote two individual emerging artists by associating them with an established artist from the creative field. The main practical objective of the programme is to help bring about the production of two independent innovative artistic projects.

Eligibility
The residency is open to all individuals wishing to develop their practice in a professional context by creating a new (body of) work(s). Applicants should be under 35 years of age at the time of application. Applicants must have the nationality of Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Malta or Turkey or reside in one of these countries. In order to facilitate communications with the mentor and local artistic environment in Luxembourg, participants should be fluent in English.

Jury
Applications are evaluated by a selection jury consisting of members of the EIB Institute Arts Committee, external arts professionals and the mentor. The jury bases its selection on the artistic quality of the applicants’ historical work, the proposals submitted, the potential impact of the residency on the applicants’ careers, and the relevance of the applicants’ practices to the cultural context of the EIB Institute.

Budget and duration
The EIB Institute will take over the two artists’ travel costs to and from Luxembourg. The artists in residence will also receive a stipend (EUR 100 per day each). At the end of the residency, the participants will receive a success fee of EUR 1,500 each provided they have produced an artwork.

Before or during the residency in Luxembourg, the beneficiaries will spend a few days visiting the mentor and experiencing the latter’s creative studio(s) in London. The duration of the residency in Luxembourg will be four–six weeks, in June/July 2015. The artists participating in the ADP will be provided a living/working space located in Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster, situated in the culturally rich Grund district of Luxembourg City.

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

Application procedure
Requirements
– CV (in English)
– Scanned copy of the passport, identity card of the applicant or other document evidencing legitimate residence in one of the eligible countries (in English)
– A letter of motivation/intent specifying personal drive and expectations for the programme (maximum 500 words, in English)
– Portfolio of visual documentation of several works best characterising the art of the applicant (in PDF, four A4 pages maximum)
– Names and contacts 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

Any application which does not comply with the set requirements will be automatically eliminated.

Selection procedure
A jury will select the candidates for the residency to be held in June/July 2015 based on their motivations, the quality of their work, and the applicants potential to use the residency to maximum benefit.

The selected candidates will be informed of the jury’s result via email by the end of March/beginning of April 2015.

The deadline for application is 20 February at midnight (GMT+1).
Applications must be fully completed and submitted in due time in order to be considered.

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

About the EIB (European Investment Bank)
The EIB is the European Union’s bank, owned by the 28 Member States. As the largest multilateral borrower and lender, it provides finance and expertise for sound and sustainable investment projects, mostly in the EU. For further information please visit the website.

About the EIB Institute’s Arts programme
Besides managing the EIB art collection, the EIB Institute extends its support to young creative talent in Europe through intra muros shows or exhibitions at outside venues and dedicated arts programmes which engage with the staff of the EIB, its stakeholders and the general public. For further information please visit the website.

 

About Darren Almond
Darren Almond (b. 1971; Wigan, UK) is a leading British visual artist, whose practice encompasses sculpture, film, photography, and works on paper.

Solo shows in 2014: Darren Almond Second Thoughts, Art Tower Mito, Mito; In the Shadows of Words, Bloomberg Space, London; Darren Almond, Matthew Marks, Los Angeles; Darren Almond, Galleria Alfonso Artiaco, Napoli; To Leave a Light Impression, White Cube, London.

His works are included in the collections of the MoMA (New York), the Saatchi Collection (London), the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Turin), the Rubell Family Collection (Miami) and the Kramlich Collection (San Francisco), among others.

Open call for European Investment Bank Institute's Artists' Development Programme (ADP)

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