February 21, 2022

Artists Development Programme - geographic focus residency

European Investment Bank Institute

Cité internationale des arts. © Maurine Tric.

The European Investment Bank (EIB) Institute is pleased to announce the 2022 edition of its Artists Development Programme (ADP) in collaboration with Cité internationale des arts in Paris, for which it is looking for two visual artists (born after January 1, 1987) from Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Luxembourg, Portugal or Romania.

The ADP offers emerging European visual artists a three-month residency at Cité internationale des arts in Paris, enabling them to develop their practice and create a new (body of) work(s), boosted by the mentorship of a renowned artist. In 2022, the recipients will be mentored by acclaimed Franco-Italian artist Tatiana Trouvé.

Eligibility criteria
–Born after January 1, 1987 (in the case of an artist duo, both members must be aged 35 or under)
–Nationals of Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Luxembourg, Portugal or Romania (in the case of an artist duo, both members must be a national of one of these countries)
–Fluency in English

Budget and duration
The residency in Paris will take place from September 2 until November 28 2022. The EIB Institute will cover the artists’ travel costs to and from Paris (for the residency).

The artists will receive an 80 EUR (eighty euro) flat-rate daily allowance to cover their living costs during the residency and all or part of the production costs, and will be provided with a living/working space.

In addition to the above, the artists will be granted a contribution towards production of 500 EUR (five hundred euro) at the beginning of the residency and a success fee of 1,000 EUR (one thousand euro) at the end of the residency, provided that they have produced a work or body of works. Upon completion of the residency, the EIB may consider acquiring an artwork produced on-site by the artists.

Application procedure
All applications must be submitted through the online form available here.

Required documents
–A CV in English (maximum four pages) including education, work experience, solo and group shows, and media coverage.
–A letter of motivation (in English) with ideas to be explored during the residency (maximum 700 words).
–A portfolio (maximum eight pages in A4 PDF format) to showcase a representative selection of the applicant’s works.

Please note that proof of nationality and age will be requested if shortlisted.

Selection procedure
A jury—consisting of Tatiana Trouvé (the mentor), members of the EIB Arts Committee, a representative of Cité internationale des arts and external art advisers—will select the candidates based on the artistic quality of their work, their motivation and their potential to make the most of the opportunity offered by the residency, as well as the relevance of their practice to the cultural context of the EIB Institute.

The selected candidates will be informed of the jury’s decision by email at the end of May 2022.

Application deadline: Midnight (GMT+1), March 20, 2022.
Any application failing to comply with the set requirements will be automatically disqualified.

Apply here.

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